History- Turning Points in Modern History
Take a journey to discover the 24 of the most exciting and pivotal moments in history showcasing major movements, events, discoveries, and ideas that shaped the modern world.Take This Free Course →
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
- Beginner (No experience needed)
- 24 Lessons Online
- No Schedules, Self-Paced
- Detailed Videos & Exercises
- Could Receive Credits Toward Your Degree (Learn How)
How did September 11 change the world? Why was the fall of the Berlin Wall so important? What led to Hitler's rise to power? Was Christopher Columbus a hero or not? You are about to journey through some of the most important developments in modern history.
In this course will discuss 24 important and 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
- Abolition of Slavery
- The First World War
- Rise of Adolf Hitler
- The Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Women's Right to Vote
- 1787-The American Experiment
- The Moon Landing
- 9-11 and The War on Terror
- The Rise of Social Media
- …and More! 24 free lessons in total. Get Started →
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