This course emphasizes the study of world history. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 describes world conditions beginning A.D. 300 and ending in 1770. Specific topics included are the decline of Han and Roman empires, rise of Islamic civilization, South American and European culture, the Mongolian Empire, the Sub-Saharan African culture, recovery in Afro-Eurasia, and expansion in the Americas and Europe. Also included are the Renaissance, the Reformation, scientific revolution and enlightenment, territorial empires, Europeans in the Americas, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and Asian Transformations.
Semester 2 describes world conditions beginning in 1750 and ending in the 21st century. Specific topics included are reform, revolution, and social change; causes and effects of World War I, peace and stability, causes and effects of World War II, post-war recovery, the Cold War, economic interdependence, and social movements.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is aligned to the National Council for History Standards (NCHS), Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.
Social Studies I Semester 1
Aftermath of Imperial Crises
Rise of Islamic Civilization
Mesoamerica and Andean South America
Redefining European Society and Culture
Crisis and Recovery in Afro-Eurasia
Expansion in the Americas
Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
Europeans in the Americas
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Social Studies I Semester 2
European Settler Colonization
Reform, Revolution, and Social Change
Causes and Effects of World War I
Peace and Stability
Causes and Effects of World War II
The Cold War