WELCOME TO THE LATE MODERN ERA.
This is the HOME PAGE for Mrs. Meno's Late Modern Era Classes. All other pages can be accessed from here.
MODERN TIMES HUMANITIES
From the 1850s – the present
- Course Description
This year we will examine the major turning points of the modern world from approximately 1850 to the present. Units will include: The Age of Imperialism, Transformations around the Globe, World War I, Revolution and Nationalism, Totalitarianism, World War II, The Post-WWII World, and The World: 1960s – the Present.
You will get to read a lot of interesting things and write about them as well.
Format and Procedures
Students will attend classes twice each week. They are expected to spend approximately one to two hours on humanities at home three days each week. Please be aware that humanities class includes the following subject: history, geography, culture, philosophy, art, music, and more.
- HOME: Reading, research, writing, preparation for class, individual projects
- CLASS: Note-taking, discussion, individual and group projects
- COMPUTER USE: Computers will be used in class frequently . Every effort is made to ensure that no inappropriate materials can be accessed. If you have concerns, please contact Mrs. Bacon, Mrs. Scialdone, or Mrs. Meno.
- Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction – McDougall Littell (Will be provided)
- Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Will be provided)
- Literature list - REQUIRED Reading. Please see Literature Tab to learn where to obtain these books.
- Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
- The Red Battle Flyer by Captain Manfred Von Richthofen
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
- Additional reading as assigned. Watch homework calendar for additional readings.
- Work to complete at home 20%
- Humanities binder 10%
- Projects 25%
- Composition/Literature 25&
- Class participation 20%