Credit Recovery - World History A

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

This course is a survey of world history from prehistoric to contemporary times. Students will learn about the socioeconomic, political, and ideological conditions of various time periods as they study historical events and cultural achievements or world regions. Using primary and secondary sources, they will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills as they conduct inquiry-based research, participate in interactive discussions, and complete assignments establishing real-world connections.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Identify how and why people, goods, and ideas migrated throughout global history

• Explain how the geography of a region impacted the growth and development of a civilization

• Identify social, political, economic, and ideological conditions of major eras in world history

• Describe the structure of society and family in historical cultures based on societal factors

• Interpret and analyze statistics and data from maps, charts, and graphs

• Summarize the achievements of civilizations, particularly in the fields of science, technology,

and the arts, and how they spread through cultural diffusion

• Compare and contrast the development and beliefs of the major world religions and

philosophical traditions, and explain how they spread to other regions

• Summarize the characteristics of early political systems and their influence on modern-day

governments

• Discuss the impact of European imperialism and colonization, and defend the connection

between revolution and reform

• Identify the effect of industrialization and urbanization on the global economy

• Articulate the relationship between historical occurrences and contemporary situations

• Predict how contemporary issues will affect future generations, based on historical evidence

This course has been specifically built with the credit recovery student in mind. The course content has been appropriately grouped into smaller topics to increase retention and expand opportunities for assessment. With each topic, diagnostic quizzes are presented to the student, allowing students to pass through areas of content that they have previously studied successfully. Post-topic quizzes are presented with each topic of content. Audio readings are included with every portion of content, allowing auditory learners the opportunity to engage with the course. Test pools and randomized test questions are utilized in pre- and post-topic quizzes as well as unit exams, ensuring that students taking the course will not be presented with the same exams.

PREREQUISITES:   None

COURSE LENGTH: One Semester

REQUIRED TEXT:   None

COURSE OUTLINE:

Dawn of Civilization

• Beginnings of Civilization

• Ancient Near East

• Nile Civilizations

• Ancient India and China

• Unit Exam

Growth of Civilizations

• Classical Greece

• Rome and Early Christianity

• The Americas

• Empires of China and India

• Unit Exam

Medieval Civilizations

• Muslim Civilization

• African Kingdoms

• Cultures of East Asia

• Kingdoms, Christianity, and the Middle Ages in Europe

• Unit Exam