World History

This course introduces students to the study of history through a thematic exploration of early human history. Particular focus is given to world geography and the early development of systems of religion, government, philosophy, economics, aesthetics and other elements of human culture in both western and non-western societies. This course challenges students to consider the interconnectedness of these themes by studying a range of human societies, including some of the earliest pre-literate civilizations as well as the empires of Egypt, Greece, China and Rome, among others. In doing so, students begin to develop the many skills required to study history at the high school level, which include analytical reading and writing, useful organizational strategies, thesis development, effective research methods, proper source documentation and successful oral and visual presentation.

World History Instructors: Tim McCall and Apple Gifford