SOCIAL STUDIES World History

  • Blair-Taylor
SOCIAL STUDIES World History
The first semester begins with the study of prehistoric humans and the factors that lead to their survival as well as the development of the first civilizations. Then the "Classic" civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome are studied with an emphasis on how they have contributed to our world today. The class will then look at the development of the major western religions, the Byzantine Empire, the Dark Ages & early Middle Ages. Students will also be studying early Asian civilizations, in particular the Chinese. The second semester begins with the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. It continues on with important periods in our more recent European history such as the age of Enlightenment, Revolutions, the formation of modern nations, World Wars I & II, and finally the Cold War.

Credit: 1.0

Length: (2) Trimesters

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: None

Cum Laude Points: 0

Career Cluster(s):

  • 10
  • SOC ST