World History, Part 1, will help students seeking a wide knowledge of and experience with history from all over the world. Specifically, students will be enabled to relate moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and major world religions to the development of Western political ideals. Additionally, students will study and analyze major revolutions, both armed and industrial, throughout the globe and several centuries. Furthermore, students will analyze and discuss causes of major wars, colonialism and nation-building, the world economy and its development, and technical and communication innovations. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students will practice asking critical questions about historical sources, cause and effect, and contrasting philosophical ideas. Through exposure to primary sources, students will gain an appreciation for historical evidence and credibility. This course is part one in a two-part series, with World History, Part 2 covering more ground and skills.

This course is designed to challenge students by having them apply concepts in a way they may need in the real world. As such, it has a built-in KSA model that develops college and career readinessKnowledge: World History, Part 1, Skill: CommunicationCommunicate Using Writing, and Attribute: Humility.

Course Details

Course Outline
Module 1: Prehistory
Module 2: Cradles of Civilization in the Ancient Near East
Module 3: Classic Civilizations in the Mediterranean World, Part 1
Module 4: Classic Civilizations in the Mediterranean World, Part 2
Module 5: Cradles of Civilization in Asia
Module 6: Classic Civilizations in Asia
Module 7: Civilizations in the Americas and Oceania
Module 8: Midterm
Module 9: The Byzantine Empire
Module 10: The World of Islam
Module 11: Sub-Saharan African Kingdoms
Module 12: East Asia. 500–1200
Module 13: Nomadic Empires in Asia and Chinese Resurgence
Module 14: The Americas and Oceania
Module 15: Europe 1000-1450