Understand history by understanding the themes of history. Rather than taking a chronological approach to history, this course focuses on the major themes of the 20th century and explores how they impacted various people and places. For example, students would examine nationalism and see how it created such devastation in Germany, yet such joy in India. Students will be expected to read advanced texts such as journal articles, and be ready to think critically and laterally. Although students will write a few essays, projects will also include more dynamic options such as debates, fieldtrips, and other creative outputs.
Your Teacher – Chris Griffith
Chris has been working at BrainBoost since 2007 teaching classes in Media Studies, English, Humanities, Civics Studies, and Current Events. Chris is interested in making the curriculum more exciting and engaging for students and is always finding creative ways to help students get more out of their learning. This year, Chris is co-ordinating the coaching staff at Brainboost and is excited to help Brainboost develop, pushing the boundaries of education in Vancouver. Outside school, Chris is very active; he can be found hiking, snowboarding, or training for a karate tournament. He just got back from a 5 months in Latin America, where he was volunteering and adventuring.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1-3
What are the dates?
Term 2: February 6 – June 23
What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17
What credits can be earned?