•  Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Uncertainty, Revolution & Ideology
    Subject: Social Studies
    Grade Level(s): 12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course will be geared towards the college prep senior seeking to refine their analytical and critical thinking skills through the tumultuous events of post-World War One European society through the Second World War.  It will include the rise of several totalitarian states, namely Soviet Russia, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany and how their violence, revolutions and ideologies culminated in World War Two.  Ultimately, the goal is to link why this happened in history with current trends taking shape in the world today.  As such, the emphasis will be placed on the social and political forces that grew into these dictatorships, and not necessary the war component.  Students will be expected to communicate historical and current social trends, as well as collaborate to find solutions to present issues based on historical trends.  The course will conclude with a synthesis paper linked to trends in worldwide society today.


    Units of Study Titles

    Soviet Russia 1917-1945

    Fascist Italy 1922-1945

    Rise of Nazi Germany 1919-1945