In this second course of the Atlantic Communities sequence, the histories, societies and
cultures of Europe and the Americas, along with those of Western Africa and the West
Indies, continue to fuse together but the outlook is extended toward broader horizons.
Students begin with the Industrial Revolution and end their study at the eve of the Cold
War. The transformations of the Modern Age across the Atlantic Region, the development
of liberalism as well as European and U.S. nation building including the tragedy of
America’s Civil War are important points of focus. The course continues with WWI and the
Russian Revolution. This is followed by an examination of the economic, political, and cultural
reactions of the Great War in the 1920’s, which led to the global economic depression
of the 1930’s, the rise of totalitarianism, and WWII. A research paper is a major
You cannot take two AC summer school courses.
If you choose to take ACII in the summer before the 10th or the 11th grade, you WILL
be eligible for AP US or AP European.
We are limiting the ACII summer course to one section, with a cap of 12 students.
If you take ACII in the summer, you do NOT have to take an elective in the senior
school, in addition to ACIII or one of the APs. If you follow up with ACIII or AP,
that will fulfill your History graduation requirement.
Cost: Credit $3,000 (code #105)