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Westerly High School Library: World History Research

Wonder/Connect, Question/Focus, Investigate/Learn, Prepare/Analyze/Synthesize, Express/Create/Communicate, Reflect/Assess

World History


Here you can access our fabulous databases. 

Excellent Websites

Print Sources and Access

Note: To be able to open an e-book from the WHS catalog (Destiny), you must either download the Destiny Quest App (See bottom box)  or sign in to Destiny (your username will be  wps(plus your cafeteria number - no space) Example - wps12345. Your password will be your birth date dd/mm/year. Example - May 12, 2002=12/5/2001 Note: if your month is a single digit, you do not have to to use a zero in front of it.

Assignment Outline


Target Standards and School-wide Learner Outcomes

PBGR 1.2 The learner is able to communicate effectively (informational writing).

W.9-10.4.        Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style

are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


HP 4 (9-12) –2

Students demonstrate an understanding that innovations, inventions, change, and expansion cause increased interaction among people (e.g., cooperation or conflict) by…

  1. evaluating the effect of   technology and innovation on promoting territorial expansion.

proving whether innovation and invention have been beneficial or detrimental to society.





Students write a thesis driven essay based on research of primary and secondary sources covering conflict and social injustice in world history.




Task Prompt


How did social injustices and/or conflict impact people throughout world history?



Accommodations to Meet Student Needs

To the student: The directions above should be followed unless you require accommodations for task administration.  These accommodations may be described in your IEP, 504 Plan, PLP, or in relation to your status as an English Language Learner.  If you require accommodations, tell your teacher about them.  Together, you and your teacher should describe the accommodations you require in the space below:






Mode of response: