20th Century World History 12

Curricular Competencies

Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:

Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)

  • Use historical inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence)
  • Assess how underlying conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions, and developments, and analyze multiple consequences (cause and consequence)
  • Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past or present, and assess whether we have a responsibility to respond (ethical judgment)

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media
Bias in News Sources
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues
Free Speech and the Internet
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Reality Check: News You Can Use


Students are expected to know the following:

  • authoritarian regimes
  • civil wars, independence movements, and revolutions
  • human rights movements, including indigenous peoples' movements
  • religious, ethnic, and/or cultural conflicts, including genocide
  • global conflicts, including World War I, World War II, and the Cold War
  • migrations, movements, and territorial boundaries
  • interdependence and international co-operation
  • social and cultural developments
  • communication and transportation technologies

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online
Free Speech and the Internet
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Political Cartoons
Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies