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High School 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.

Segment One

Module 01 - Medieval Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Middle East


·      Roman Empire to 500 CE

·      Monotheistic Religions

·      The Expansion of Islam

·      The Golden Age of Islam

·      The Byzantines

·      Byzantine Empire Achievement and Expansion

·      Collapse of an Empire

·      Medieval Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Middle East Exam


Module 02 - Medieval Western Europe and East Asia


·      Medieval Hierarchy

·      Rulers and Robes

·      The Crusades

·      Medieval Arts and Literature

·      Guilds and a Changing Economy

·      Developing a National Identity

·      East Asia

·      Comparative History Eastern and Western


Module 03 - Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas

·      West African Kingdoms

·      Central, South, and East Africa

·      Early Mesoamerican Civilization

·      Central and South American Legacies and Contributions

·      Comparing and Contrasting Early American Civilization


Module 04 - Age of Rebirth, Reformation, and Discovery

·      The Terrible 1300s

·      Italian City-States

·      Renaissance Humanities and Fine Arts

·      Protestant and Catholic Reformations

·      Age of Discovery

·      Worlds Collide

·      Slavery

Segment Two

Module 05 - The Enlightenment and Revolutions

·      European Geography

·      Constitutional versus Absolute Monarchies

·      The Scientific Revolution

·      Modern Science

·      The Age of Enlightenment

·      The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era

Module 06 - 19th Century Changes

·      Independence and Reform

·      The Industrial Revolution

·      Political and Economic Ideologies

·      Imperialism

·      Italian and German Unification

·      Modern Reform


Module 07- The World at War and the Fires Between

·      Allies and Enemies World War I

·      Modern Warfare and Its Legacy

·      Between the Fires

·      World War II in Europe

·      World War II in the Pacific

·      Genocide

·      Impact of World War II

Module 08 - The Modern Era

·      The Roots of the Cold War

·      Modern China

·      Proxy Wars

·      The Iron Curtain Comes Down

·      New Nationalism

·      Globalization

·      Invisible Warfare