WORLD HISTORY OVERVIEW
For educators it's kind of tricky, because by law teachers cannot look at the STAR test questions or discuss any changes that might have been made on it. Nevertheless, to get a sense of the specific content standards that have most frequently appeared on the STAR tests, you may want to look at the CA Department of Education "blueprint" at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/histgrade10.doc
During semester one students will look at the roots of democracy as a political system, the Age of Democratic Revolutions and the Industrial Revolution standards. When we return in 2010 we'll cover the Age of Imperialism, followed by the causes and consequences of World War One and World War Two.
Returning 10th graders may recall that we studied the Cold War and the modern world last year, in what we call the Global Studies year. I feel very fortunate Windsor High history teachers have two years to teach all of our "World History Content Standards." This allows us to cover important standards in more depth than schools that have only one year to cover all the content standards.