UCCI Courses

World History By Design - HONORS

A-G Subject: History/Social Sciences
CTE Sector: Arts, Media & Entertainment
Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts

Note: World History by Design is a UC-designated honors course.  World History by Design is a course in which students will analyze significant periods in world history from the development of government systems through to modern times while building the basic skills of graphic design elements and principles. Students will use major world events such as revolutions, wars and globalization as the inspiration for design projects to synthesize the knowledge into cohesive assignments that are both content driven and conceptual.


Access lesson planning materials for World History By Design. Copy any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum for your students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Augustus Hawkins High School on February 4-5, 2016. 


Related Resources: 

Review all of the integrated design projects in the course description.

Weave in design prep with the history of visual communication, and tips on color use, line work and creating infographics.

First World War is a fantastic multimedia guide filled with succinct highlights on WW1 based on primary sources.

Inspire students with the political poster collection compiled by archivist Lincoln Cushing.

Prepare students for Unit 7’s project by discussing “A Conspiracy of Images: Warhol, Richter, and the Art of the Cold War” by John Curley. 

Don’t have access to Lynda tutorials? Media College and Ken Stone’s FCP are two excellent sites with tons of FREE, easy-to-read tutorials on digital media production.