WORLD HISTORY I: THE RISE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION
Level 3 1 Credit
This survey course emphasizes the development of major civilizations from ancient times up to the modern era. Students explore ancient and premodern history in a number of areas including Europe, Asia, and Africa. They focus on essential themes and under-standings including political systems; time, continuity and change; and the development of human civilizations with an emphasis on how belief systems influence civilizations. Students study the uniqueness of Western and non-Western cultures, and the political, social, and economic links connecting them. Students develop an appreciation for the
historical development of democratic values and institutions from a Western perspective.
They also learn and apply critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through primary source analysis, academic research, essay writing, mock trials, and debates.
No prerequisite. Grade 9
WORLD HISTORY I H: THE RISE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION
Level 2 1 Credit
The core content is the same as World History I described previously. Students use a different text and the material is presented in greater depth than in the level-three course.
Prerequisite: Recommendation by 8th grade
Social Studies teacher Grade 9