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20th Century World History

This course focuses on the ways in which the dramatic events of the 20th century have shaped the 21st-century world in which we live.

We begin with an examination of the tragic events of World War I, ending with an analysis of the growth of nationalist movements that the war inspired around the world. After charting the emergence of totalitarian regimes throughout the world during the 1920s and 1930s, the class documents the violence of World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. The class also examines the ideological struggle between communism and capitalism which dominated the globe, as well as the birth of new nations in Africa and Asia after 1945.

The course ends with an analysis of the growth of global issues such as environmentalism, terrorism, and the world economy in the early 21st-century world.

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Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

Each Girl's Success

At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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