Unit 5 (W)

USS BUNKER HILL hit by two Kamikazes in 30 seconds on 11 May 1945 off Kyushu.  Dead - 372.  Wounded - 264.  (Navy)
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The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington Virginia which depicts the raising of the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. (Public Domain photo. Info can be found here)

This last unit of this course covers the time period from the beginning of the First World War (1914) to the present day. This of course includes material that the students are far more familiar with, including everyone's favorite in World War Two. Explaining WWII from the world perspective is a bit different than what student's get in U.S. history though, so they do learn a lot about the war. We also cover a great deal of other concepts that are far less public knowledge including the rise of some of the great men and women of our age like Gandhi, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Nelson Mandela among others. We conclude this unit with an evaluation of the history behind the rise of terrorism in which I do my best to show students the historical narrative that led to the issue. While this can be a touchy subject, my job is simply to get the students to think about the most effective way to end the issue based on their knowledge of history thus far.

Unit 5 Chapters

Ch. 16: The Great War

Ch. 17: Between the Wars

Ch. 18: World War II

Ch. 19: The Cold War

Ch. 20: Revolts Against Imperialism

Ch. 21: The Modern World