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Location: Folsom

Day & Time: Thursday 9:00-10:10

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Frizzle aka Angie Gardner



Welcome to Revolutionary World History, where we embark on an exciting exploration of revolutions that have shaped the course of human history across the globe! In this dynamic class, students will delve into the causes, events, and legacies of revolutions from various regions and time periods, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their impact on societies, cultures, and political systems.


Students will journey through some of the most transformative moments in human history, examining revolutions that have ignited change, challenged power structures, and inspired movements for freedom and equality. Through in-depth analysis, critical inquiry, and interdisciplinary perspectives, students will explore the following revolutions:


  • Revolutions in the Ancient World

  • Revolutions in the Renaissance and Reformation

  • Constitutional Revolutions: America, France Europe, and Japan

  • Communist Revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba

  • Revolutions Against Dictators: Mexico, Nicaragua, and Iran

  • Arab Revolutions: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria


Revolutionary World History combines lectures, discussions, multimedia presentations, primary source analysis, and project-based learning to engage students in critical inquiry and historical empathy. Through debates, simulations, and creative projects, students will develop analytical skills, historical awareness, and a deeper appreciation for the complexities of revolutionary change.


Learning Objectives

By the end of Revolutionary World History, students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of revolutions in diverse historical contexts.

  • Analyze the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that shape revolutionary movements and their outcomes.

  • Evaluate the impact of revolutions on power relations, governance structures, and the lives of ordinary people.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills through the examination of primary sources, historiography, and conflicting interpretations of revolution.

  • Reflect on the enduring legacies of revolutions and their relevance to contemporary struggles for justice, democracy, and human rights.


Join me on this transformative journey as we uncover the complexities, contradictions, and aspirations of revolutionary movements that have shaped the world we live in today!


“What is memorized is easily forgotten, what is understood is never forgotten.”  ~Dr. Adler

All classes are full-year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for the Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Revolutionary World History.

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