• Welcome to World History 1!  

     

     

    Course Description:

    Using inquiry in history high school students explore a variety of peoples, events, and movements in world history with a focus on inquiry into the impact of social, geographic, political, and economic influences on historical events. A world history course should include the study of the peoples of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. A balanced approach to the Eastern and Western Hemispheres is needed for a comprehensive study of world history topics. The course begins with the 15th century to allow for depth of content and connection to current issues and events. 

    Course Units:

     

    Foundations

    Revolutions in Thought

    Explorations, Colonizations, & Trade 

    Political Revolutions

    Industrial Revolution

     

    Upon successful participation in and completion of this course, students will be able to:

     

    • Think analytically by
      ● Posing and framing questions
      ● Gathering a variety of evidence
      ● Recognizing continuity and detecting change over time
      ● Utilizing chronology to examine cause and effect relationships
      ● Drawing and combining reasonable inferences from a variety of sources to build an understanding of complex questions
    • Read widely and critically by
      ● Examining, interpreting, and contextualizing primary sources focusing on author, purpose, and audience of each source
      ● Identifying and comparing historical, geographic, economic, and political science interpretations from a wide variety of secondary sources
      ● Utilizing broader understanding to discern subtext in primary and secondary sources
    • Communicate cogently and in a compelling manner by
      ● Developing and defending evidenced based arguments
      ● Utilizing multiple perspectives for comprehensive explanations
      ● Practicing and cultivating a wide variety of diverse types of writing
      ● Engaging in constructive conversations around history and social science topics