World History is designed to help students develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. World History is a survey course that gives students the opportunity to explore recurring themes of human experience common to civilizations around the globe from ancient to contemporary times. Cultural traits and the geography of civilizations are examined in order to help students understand how people shape their world and how their world shapes them. As students examine the historical roots of significant events, ideas, movements, and phenomena, they encounter the contributions and patterns of living in civilizations around the world. Students broaden their historical perspectives as they explore ways societies have dealt with continuity and change, exemplified by issues such as war and peace, internal stability and strife, and the development of institutions. In their exploration of world history, students will work through six chronological time periods in their study of world history which include (a) Technological and Environmental Transformations, (b) Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, (c) Regional and Trans-regional Interactions, (d) Global Interactions, and Industrialization and Global Integration, as well as (e) Accelerating Global Change and Realignments.
This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. Each unit contains a series of lessons that include an introduction of content, a virtual demonstration of that content, and repeated opportunity to practice that content, along with a quiz per lesson, exam per unit, and a final exam at the end of the course.