World History

This is an introductory course to World History, the course that students will learn in 10th grade. We will cover many periods and topics in history, including (but not limited to) different forms of government, imperialism, the two major World Wars, genocides, and communism. History teaches us many important lessons that resonate through the ages, and by the end of this course students should see both history, and our world, in a whole new light.

Dates: Sundays 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Time: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Location: Saratoga Fire Station Community Room, 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070


Sam Yang

Hi! I’m Sam Yang, and I am a junior at Monta Vista High School. I am one of the co-presidents of SVY, as well as the Vice President of Humanities and Social Sciences at SVY. I will be teaching World History in the fall. Ever since I first started learning about history, I have been captivated by the stories of those who lived before us, and I am particularly fascinated by World War I and II. I have theatre and acting experience, so I intend to make my class as fun, interactive, and interesting as possible. In my free time, I play the guitar, sing, and play baseball. I look forward to teaching this class!

Teaching Assistant

Stefan Meier

My name is Stefan Meier, and I am a freshman at Saratoga High School. I really enjoy learning about history and I want to share what I know to my fellow students. I became fascinated with history at very early age when my grandpa told me stories about his life. Learning history helps us to understand the world we live in today. It is also important because through studying history, we learn the mistakes of our ancestors so we do not do the same things they did. I will make the class entertaining by mixing different teaching methods: powerpoint, video clips, games and quizzes.

My favorite subjects are history, science, and math. I earned an AMC8 top score. I have also participated in several public forum debate tournaments the past year. I play competitive tennis and I am part of the school tennis team. In addition, I enjoy playing the guitar, and I’m on the school jazz band.

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