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History- Turning Points in Modern History

Discover 24 pivotal moments in history showcasing major movements, events, discoveries, and ideas that shaped the modern world.

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Course Description

Sarah Taylor, M.A.

Mrs. Taylor has two Masters Degrees in History from East Carolina University, and Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina

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  • 24 Lessons Online
  • No Schedules, Self-Paced
  • Detailed Videos & Exercises
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This course will discuss 24 pivotal moments showcasing major movements, events, discoveries, and ideas that shaped the world from the 15th century to the present.

Emphasis will be placed on the changing role of authority and the global context of historical events. At the end of the course, students will be able to discuss, explain, and evaluate the relationship between events taking place worldwide. Throughout the course, they will acquire a thorough knowledge of historical trends, which they will be able to apply to current events.

Sample Lesson List

  • The Russo-Japanese War
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 1787-The American Experiment
  • The Rise of Social Media
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