High World History
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World History is a broad survey of the most significant world events since 500 CE, a period of roughly 1,500 years. Segment 1 focuses on the period 500 to 1500, which has been called the Middle Ages, between the end of the Roman Empire and the Modern Age. Review essential information about what made the Roman Empire so significant, as well as essential information about Judaism and Christianity as background to the rise of the third major monotheistic religion, Islam. Study the earliest civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, and then wrap up the segment with three simultaneous major events: the Age of Discovery, Protestant Reformation, and Scientific Revolution. The Middle Ages ended with a tornado of changes!
In Segment 2, focused on 1500 to present, you’ll learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment, as well as the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As you meander through the 19th century, you will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Then, learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars that were the end result. As you explore the modern era, students learn about developments in today’s world and the implications that historical events have on each of us.
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- Roman Empire
- Byzantine Empire
- Monotheistic Religions
- Golden Age of Islam
- Medieval Society and Arts
- The Crusades
- Medieval Japan
- Rise of African Kingdoms and City-states
- Major Civilizations of Mesoamerica and the Andes
- Rise of the Italian City-States
- Reformation and Counter-Reformation
- Age of Discovery
- Columbian Exchange
- European Geography
- Constitutional and Absolute Monarchies
- Scientific Revolution
- 20th Century Science
- French Revolution
- 19th Century Latin American and Caribbean Independence Movements
- Industrial Revolution
- Economic and Political Ideologies
- Italian and German Unification
- Modern Reform Movements
- World War I
- Great Depression and Rise of Totalitarianism
- World War II
- Cold War and Proxy Wars
- Decolonization and New Nationalism
- Collapse of the Soviet Union
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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