World History Survey – A/B
This is a two-semester course. In Semester A, you’ll learn about major historical events, from the earliest human societies through the Middle Ages. In the first unit, you’ll learn about early humans, the Neolithic Revolution, and the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. In the second and third units, you’ll study major world religions and classical civilizations of the world. In the last two units, you’ll study the history and society in the early and late Middle Ages.
In Semester B, you will learn about important events in world history from the first global age to the present day. In the first unit, you will study global exploration and expansion, the transoceanic slave trade, and the colonization of the Americas. You’ll also examine the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe. In the second unit, you will identify the many different revolutions that occurred in world history during the 1600s and 1700s. In the third unit, you will examine nationalism and imperialism during the late 1700s and throughout the 1800s. In the fourth unit, you will study the events and impact of the two world wars. In the fifth unit, you will identify the rise of communism, the events of the Cold War, and the end of colonialism in Africa and Asia. In the last unit, you will examine the challenges and innovations of an increasingly globalized world.