World History A


The world faces a daunting array of challenges in the twenty-first century. Some of these, such as nuclear proliferation and cyberterrorism, are relatively new. Other problems, such as war, poverty, hunger, and disease, have a long history. Creative solutions are needed to address these problems. Microcredit loans are one example. Microcredit banks make small loans to individual entrepreneurs, the majority of them women, enabling them to start small businesses and to escape from poverty.

Looking Ahead to AP Euro...

What will they want you to know next year?

  1. Explain how innovation and advances in technology influenced cultural and intellectual developments in the period from 1914 to the present.
  2. Explain the technological and cultural causes and consequences of increasing European globalization in the period from 1914 to the present.


Lesson 1: Political Challenges in the Modern World

The United Nations
International Security
 Weapons of Mass Destruction
 The Challenge of Terrorism
 Fighting the Islamic State
 Challenges in the Middle East
Civil War and Ethnic Conflict
New Democracies

Lesson 2: Social Challenges in the Modern World

Global Poverty
 World Hunger
 Global Health Pandemics
Human Rights and Equality for Women
 State-Sponsored Violence
 Human Trafficking
 Gender Gap
Population and Migration Trends
Transnational Organizations

Lesson 3: Global Economies

Global Economic Organizations
Regional Trade Organizations
 European Union
Aspects of Globalization
 Global Financial Crisis
 Emerging Economic Powers

Lesson 4: Science, Technology, and the Environment

Technological Revolution
 Communication, Transportation, and Space
 Health Care
Environmental Challenges
 Impact of Population Growth
 Chemical Wastes and Disasters
 Sustainable Development


Chapter Reading Guide
Chapter Review Sheet
Chapter Study Guide
Chapter Place and Time –  largesmall
Chapter Skillbuilder

Lessons in text-only form
  Lesson 35-1
  Lesson 35-2
  Lesson 35-3
  Lesson 35-4