Students will explore, examine, and investigate major events of the 20th century. Students will consider connections between events in the first half of the twentieth century and the modern world. Historical events studied will include the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Students will also examine how topics such as art, technology, philosophy, science, gender, the environment, warfare, economics, and politics contributed to the legacy of the last century.