20th Century World History 12

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • 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.

Fact Versus Opinion

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

You Be the Editor



MediaSmarts Resources

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

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