World History A


The Berlin Wall stood as a potent symbol of the division of the world into two hostile camps during the Cold War. From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall separated West and East Berlin, dividing families and limiting travel across the border. In a major Cold War speech in 1987, U.S. president Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall as he challenged the Soviet leader: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" In 1989 the East German government finally ended the political division between West and East.

Looking Ahead to AP Euro...

What will they want you to know next year?

  1. Explain the causes and effects of the end of the Cold War.
  2. Explain how women s roles and status developed and changed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
  3. Explain the various ways in which colonial groups around the world sought independence from colonizers in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  4. Explain the causes and effects of changes to migration within and immigration to Europe throughout the period following World War II to the present.


Lesson 1: End of the Cold War

Gorbachev and Perestroika
Revolutions in Eastern Europe
End of the Soviet Union
The New Russia
The Disintegration of Yugoslavia

Lesson 2: Western Europe and North America

Winds of Change in Western Europe
 Reunification of Germany
 Great Britain
The United States and Canada
 The United States
Society and Culture in the West
 The Women's Movement
 Art and Popular Culture

Lesson 3: Asia and the Pacific

China After Mao
Chinese Society and Economy
The Koreas
 North Korea
 South Korea
Southeast Asia and South Asia

Lesson 4: Latin America

 End of PRI Dominance
 Drug War
The Caribbean and Central America
 Haiti and the Dominican Republic
 EI Salvador
South America

Lesson 5: The Middle East and Africa

The Middle East
 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
 Afghanistan and Iraq
The Arab Spring
Africa South of the Sahara
 Regional Organizations
 Social and Economic Issues
 Political Trends
 Religious Conflict


Chapter Reading Guide
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Chapter Study Guide
Chapter Place and Time –  largesmall
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Lessons in text-only form
  Lesson 34-1
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  Lesson 34-5