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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

2 segment / 36 weeks

Overview

Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through World History to take you on an adventure as you discover the interconnectedness of world events and eras. Grab your passport for the adventure of a lifetime.

In Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight, before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created for some turbulent times.

Segment II begins with a bang as students will learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment and the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.

 

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment 1

  • Roman Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Monotheistic Religions
  • Golden Age of Islam
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Crusades
  • Medieval Japan
  • African Kingdoms
  • Major Civilizations of Mesoamerica and the Andes
  • Rise of the Italian City-states
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation and Counter-Reformation
  • Age of Exploration
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Slavery

 

Segment 2

  • European geography
  • Constitutional and Absolute Monarchies
  • Scientific Revolution
  • 20th Century Science
  • Enlightenment
  • French Revolution
  • 19th-century Latin American and Caribbean Independence Movements
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Economic Systems
  • Imperialism
  • Italian and German Unification
  • Modern Reform and Independence Movements
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Genocide
  • Cold War and Proxy Wars
  • Globalization
  • Terrorism

 

 

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Ancient Empires
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the interactions of peoples and governments over time by comparing and contrasting Ancient Empires.
  • Political Foundations and Developments
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of major events, ideas and issues pertaining to the history of governance by evaluating the impact of differing political systems.
  • Religious Ideals
    Students will demonstrate understanding of the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices of individuals and groups over time by analyzing the impact of various religious groups.
  • The Birth of New Ideas
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of conceptions of reality, ideals, guidelines of behavior and their forms of expression by analyzing events such as: the Renaissance, the Reformation, Age of Discovery, Enlightenment, and/or Scientific Revolution.
  • The Evolution of Feudalism to a Money Economy
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the changing forms of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time by examining the evolution of Medieval feudalism to a money system in areas such as Europe and Japan.
  • The World at War
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the interactions of peoples and governments over time by evaluating how military conflicts can lead to global transformation by examining conflicts such as WWI and WWII.
  • World Political Tensions
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of conceptions of reality, ideals, guidelines of behavior and their forms of expression by evaluating issues such as the Cold War.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended for grades 9-10.

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