World History is a required course for graduation. The focus of this course is to cover a variety of eras spanning from 1600-2001 including: Monarchs/Absolutism, Industrial Revolution, Exploration/Imperialism, WWI, WWII/Holocaust, Cold War, Terrorism and Environmental Destruction. We will review and continue to look deeper into each one of these important eras. The course also aims to help students to put the knowledge and understanding they are gaining into practice through sharpening their oral and written communication skills. This will be achieved in two ways: First, through regular class discussions and occasional assigned oral presentations or debates. Second, through the regular writing of focused essays that require both knowledge and analytical and interpretive skills. Though challenging, this course is extremely important in understanding the world as it exists in the today.