High School Classes

World Cultures IV

Classes Meet: Thursdays 12:45pm-2:15pm
Grades: High School
Grade Level: 8-10

Length: 32 Weeks
Annual Tuition: $495 ($75 tuition deposit, $210 each semester)
Tutor:  Jill Hollingsworth
Mystery of History Volume IV is the last and final volume of the Mystery of History series covering 1708 to 2014.
This course is designed to nurture a love for World History in the student using an engaging and straightforward text. This class will center on exploring world history through:

  • engaging in classroom discussion on historical topics
  • participating in group activities that promote recall of important facts and critical thinking
  • building a deeper understanding of the timeline of world history
  • mapping activities that aid students in understanding the setting of historical events
Mystery of History Volume IV begins with Bach and Handel and brings the reader through multiple "wars of independence" and "wars of ideologies" between Marxism, Darwinism, Fascism, and the Cold War. World War I and II bring the reader to more modern-day conflicts, including a collapsed Soviet Union, a divided Korea, tension in the Middle East, and an ongoing War on Terror.

In addition to studying the violence of this era, the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the soul of mankind over the last three centuries are also integrated. A world history text, Mystery of History IV does cover important events in American history (though it cannot stand alone as an American history course and counts instead as a World History credit), including the American Revolution, the War Between the States, the War in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights movement.

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