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CHY4U, World History Online Course


CHY4U, World History since the Fifteenth Century

Policy Document:  The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 to 12, Canadian and World Studies, 2015 , Ministry of Education of Ontario


Course Description

            This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Credit Value: 1.0

Prerequisite:  Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Summary of Units and Timelines

             Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit.  For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the course profile.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 1

1450-1650: The Birth of the Modern World

25 hours

Unit 2

1650-1789: The Importance of Ideas

20 hours

Unit 3

1789-1914: The Industrial World

20 hours

Unit 4

1914-present: Conflict and Connection

25 hours

Unit 5

Historical Investigations

20 hours



Total: 110 hours

Overall Curriculum Expectations

The course has five strands. Instruction and learning related to the expectations in strand A are to be interwoven with instruction and learning related to expectations from the other four strands. Strand A must not be seen as independent of the other strands. Student achievement of the expectations in strand A is to be assessed and evaluated throughout the course.

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