9-12 Grade Levels

- World History

World History


(Pre-History - 1500 A.D.)

Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12..........1/2 credit.......... Semester 1 only

This course, open to all students in high school, focuses on the early civilizations of both hemispheres and western Europe to 1500 A.D. It covers areas of study that include Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, the Crusades, and early Asian, African, and American cultures. It also covers the beginning of intellectual activity, the environment of political instructions, and the formation of economic systems.

(1500 A.D. - The Present)

Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12..........1/2 credit.......... Semester 2 only

This course, open to all students in high school, focuses on the broad history of the world from 1500 to modern times. It continues with the scientific revolution, the rise of nationalism and imperialism, industrialization with its technological and economic changes, concluding with an examination of the problems and conflicts of the world which have given us the challenges of present times.

SST World History DomainWorld History History image Era 2 | Era 3 | Era 4

Students understand important historical events.

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SST-06.WH_a Anchor Standards
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  • SST-HS.WH_a.01  Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-HS.WH_a.02  Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-HS.WH_a.03  Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-HS.WH_a.04  Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH_a.05  Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH_a.06  Explain how past events connect to the present.

SST-06.WH_e2.b | SST-HS.WH_e2.b Era 2: Middle Ages and the Renaissance
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  • SST-HS.WH_e2.b1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH_e2.b2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH_e2.b3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.

SST-HS.WH_e3.b Era 3: Age of Revolutions
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  • SST-HS.WH_e3.b1  Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH_e3.b2  Explain the global connections developed during this era because of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH_e3.b3  Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals' lives.
  • SST-HS.WH_e3.b4  Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.

SST-HS.WH_e4.b Era 4: Age of Global War and Globalization
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  • SST-HS.WH_e4.b1  Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH_e4.b2  Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH_e4.b3  Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.