History 8 – Ideologies in World History

This class will look at some of the major ideologies that have shaped the world including; religion, race and racism, globalism and political philosophies. Using an inquiry-based thematic approach, students will begin with exploring how they look at the world and then investigate how ideologies have built nations, spread ideas, created conflict and generated change. Throughout the course, students will reflect on the ways in which they relate to these ideologies and refine their own opinions as engaged citizens.  The objectives of the course are to engage students in critical thinking on political, economic, environmental, and socio-cultural issues, to provide diverse perspectives on history, and to bring awareness of global interdependence and shared humanity. The course will culminate in a class designed civic-action project.