SOCIAL STUDIES World History Options

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SOCIAL STUDIES World History Options

SOCIAL STUDIES World History Options
Independence students will have 3 choices for their World History credits in the coming school year. Each of these courses will run one single trimester and students will have to take 2 of the 3 options in order to gain their full World History credits for graduation. The following are simple descriptions for these course choices.


World History Through Literature
Difficulty Rating 3/5
Stories can be one of the best ways to learn about the history of the world! Whether through biographies, short stories, myths, songs, and folklore we can learn about important historical events and cultures. World History Through Literature will be based on learning about various aspects of world culture through these different methods of storytelling. Working in partnership with our local libraries we will analyze the history and culture of many different regions around the world to see how authors and texts can help us better understand important historical events. If you have a love for literature or if you are a storyteller yourself this may be the class for you! This class will require reading short texts and analyzing important aspects such as the meaning of the text, the author's impact, and how the text helps us understand history. This class will revolve around 4-6 individual projects with some emphasis on writing.

World Cultures
Difficulty Rating 3/5
- This class looks at a different region of the world each week and focuses on one mini-project. Students choose one of several projects to complete each week and do individual research on the topic. Projects are simple and designed to be completed in class, but do require personal motivation to stay on track. There are 10 total projects covered in this class and also requires weekly discussions on Friday related to your research.

World Inquiry
Difficulty Rating 4/5
- This class allows students to pick 2-3 large research topics and create large-scale projects with this. This course requires a lot of independent research, reading, and lengthy writing projects. Students have plenty of time to complete these projects in class, but this requires personal motivation and dedication to complete them. Although the topics are chosen by students, it does require a lot of work to complete the projects.

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: None

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