Course Title: World History I
Instructor: Mr. Eric L. Brown, M. Ed.
Department: Social Studies Hazelwood East High School
This year-long survey course is designed to provide sophomores students with a knowledge and understanding of the primary events, movements, issues, places, and people which have combined to create a world history. The student will examine the world’s philosophical, religious, and political traditions as they developed from the 1450s to present times. The students will acquire an understanding of their place in the world and the forces that have shaped the world in which they live. Students will use reading and writing strategies for the content area, analyze primary and secondary sources, use research and information skills, and actively engage in evaluation, analysis and synthesis of historical events.
World History Curriculum
Scope and Sequence
The World Before Modern Times
· Governmental Systems
· Review of Ancient Civilizations
· Judaism*, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism
· Trade Routes
· Exchange of Ideas
· Black Death
Renaissance, Reformation and Science
· Scientific Revolution
Age of Discovery
· Columbian Exchange
· European Expansion
· Global Economies
· Coerced labor systems
· Natural Law, Natural Rights, Social Contract, Due Process, Separation of Power
Age of Revolutions
· Causes and Outcomes of Revolutions
· Industrial Rev
· New Technologies
· Changes to populations
· Social Changes
· Economic changes
· Laissez faire
· Market, mixed, and command economic systems
· Connections between: natural resources, entrepreneurship, innovation, labor, and capital
European, US, & Japanese imperialism
On Africa, SE Asia, and Middle East
Rise of Dictators
Major Powers Before & After
Post War World II
Cold War Proxy Conflicts
Communism vs Democracy
Alliances aka division of world
Arms race = Technology
Fall of Soviet Union and Impact
Primary Course Materials: World History textbook 2018
Students will be able to:
- Define an empire.
- Identify causes and effects of conquered lands.
- Learn various cultural perspectives around the world.
- Demonstrate understanding of political differences.
- Display general knowledge of world history regionally and locally.
- Apply what they have learned.
- Develop individual perspectives.
How did trade routes both over the land and waterway lead to wealth and prosperity?
First Semester Assessments:
4 quizzes = 200 participation points
30 class assignments = 750 participation points
6 test = 600 performance points
1 Final Exam = 100 performance points