1.0 Credit

World History is a required course for sophomores concerning the nations and peoples of the world. Included with the history and geography are cultural development, political and economic systems and social structures. This is a Grade-9 Online High School Course, student will be challenged to think critically about international relations, human commonalities and differences and their impact on the student’s own life.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Understanding Plagiarism
4- Pretest
Assignment: Pretest
5- Ancient History Review
6- MLA Formatting Word 2007
7- MLA Documentation updates
8- MLA Citation
9- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Unit 1: The Americas
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 1 Study Guide
Assignment: Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers
2- Civilizations in America
Handout: Mesoamerican Worksheet
Assignment: Mesoamerica Worksheet
3- In depth: The Maya
4- The Maya cont.
5- In depth: The Aztec
6- The Aztec cont.
7- In depth: The Inca
8- The Inca cont.
Assignment: Interactivity: Aztec and Inca Civilizations
Essay: Aztec and Inca Civilizations Part Two
9- Culture and Conquest
10- Web Resources

3- Unit 1: African Kingdoms
1- Introduction
2- Western African Kingdoms
Assignment: Timbuktu
Assignment: African Kingdoms
3- BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa: Nubia
Assignment: The Sahara Desert
4- BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa: Nubia cont.
5- BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa: Ethiopia
Assignment: African Kingdoms: Scavenger Hunt
6- BBC Lost Kingdoms of Aftrica: Ethiopia cont.
7- Web Resources

4- Unit 1: Empires of Asia
1- Introduction
2- Japan
Assignment: Medieval Japan: The Samurai
3- Japan continued
4- China
5- China continued
Assignment: Empires of Asia questions
6- Web Resources

5- Unit 1: The Rise of Islam
1- Islam
Assignment: InterActivity: Early Islamic Civilizations
Essay: Early Islamic Civilizations Part Two
2- Rise of Islam
Worksheet: Islamic Web Tutorial
3- The Empire of Faith
Assignment: Islam: The Five Pillars
4- History of Islam
5- History of Islam part 2
6- History of Islam part 3
7- Web Resources

6- Unit 1: Byzantine & Russian Empires
1- Introduction
Assignment: Medieval Women
Essay: Medieval Women Part 2
2- Byzantium
3- Russia
Assignment: Peter the Great
Assignment: Moscow’s Roman Catholic Heritage
Assignment: Comparing Russian and Byzantine Rulers
4- Web Resources
Assignment: Bzyantine Empire reading questions

7- Unit 1: Medieval Europe
1- Introduction
Worksheet: Reading Assignments Worksheet
2- Early Middle Ages
Assignment: Medieval Europe
Essay: Medieval Europe Part 2
3- Age of Chivalry
Assignment: Bubonic Plague
4- Role of the Church
Assignment: The Crusades
5- Changing Society
6- Review
7- Web Resources

8- Unit 1: Final Project
1- Final Project
Assignment: Part 1: Timeline
2- Part Two
Essay: Part 2: Essay

9- Unit 2: Renaissance & Reformation
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 2 Study Guide
Assignment: Renaissance Life
2- The Renaissance Spreds
Assignment: Leonardo da Vinci
3- The Reformation
Assignment: Renaissance & Reformation reading questions
4- Driven to Defiance
5- Reluctant Revolutionary
6- Web Resources
Handout: Renaissance Test Review
Assignment: Renaissance Test Review

10- Unit 2: Exploration & Colonization
1- Introduction
2- Spain and Portugal
Assignment: Portugal & Spain Tutorial questions
Assignment: Spain in the New World
Assignment: Portugal in Africa
Essay: Spain Part 2
3- Britain and France
4- Web Resources
Handout: Explorers Graphic Organizer
Assignment: Explorers Graphic Organizer

11- Unit 2: Absolute Monarchies
1- Introduction
2- The Monarchs
Assignment: Catherine the Great
3- Europe
4- England
Assignment: Absolute Monarchs questions
5- Influence of the Enlightenment
6- Web Resources
Handout: English Monarchies Handout
Assignment: English Monarchies Graphic Organizer

12- Unit 2: Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment
1- Introduction
2- Revolution and Enlightenment
3- The Scientists
4- The Enlightenment
Assignment: Enlightened Monarchs
5- Path to the Enlightenment
Assignment: Revolution and Enlightenment questions
6- Web Resources
Handout: Enlightenment Cause & Effect
Handout: Englightment Review Questions
Assignment: Enlightenment Cause & Effect
Assignment: Enlightenment Review Questions

13- Unit 2: Revolutions
1- Introduction
2- American Revolution
3- French Revolution
Assignment: Battles of the Napoleonic Era
4- Napoleon Boneparte
5- Revolution in Haiti
6- Latin American Revolutions
7- Web Resources
Assignment: Revolutions questions

14- Unit 2: Final Project
1- Comparing American & French Revolutions
2- Request for Help
3- Tasks
Essay: Newspaper Article
Assignment: Venn Diagrams
Essay: Analysis
4- Documents to Review
5- Midtest
Assignment: Midtest

15- Unit 3: Industrial Revolution
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 3 study guide
2- Victorian England
3- Second Revolution
4- Reform Movements
Handout: Industrial Revolution Graphic Organizer
Assignment: Industrial Revolution
Assignment: Industrial Revolution Graphic Organizer
5- Web Resources

16- Unit 3: 19th Century Movements
1- Introduction
Assignment: Origins of the Franco-Prussian War
2- Age of Ideologies
Essay: Marxism: The Communist Manifesto
3- Women’s Suffrage
4- Abolition Movements
Essay: 19th-Century Political & Intellectual Movements
5- Web Resources

17- Unit 3: Age of Imperialism
1- Introduction
Assignment: Queen Victoria
2- Unification of Germany & Italy
Assignment: Unification of Italy
3- British Imperialism
Assignment: The Opium Wars
4- The Scramble for Africa
Assignment: Scramble for Africa
Essay: Scramble for Africa Part 2
5- American Imperialism
6- Spanish-American War
7- Web Resources

18- Unit 3: WWI
1- Introduction
Assignment: Czar Nicholas II
2- Total War
3- Major Battles and Campaigns
Assignment: Failure of European Diplomacy
Essay: European Diplomacy Part 2
Assignment: The Schlieffen Plan
4- Propaganda
5- The End of the War
6- Peace: Versailles & the League of Nations
7- Web Resources
Assignment: WWI questions

19- Unit 3: Rise of Totalitarianism
1- Introduction
2- Russia
Assignment: Trotsky and Stalin
Essay: Trotsky and Stalin Part 2
3- Biography: Lenin
4- Italy
5- Biography: Mussolini
6- Germany
Assignment: Adolf Hitler
7- The Great Depression
8- Japan
Assignment: Japanese Expansion
9- Review: Totalitarian Leaders
Assignment: Totalitarianism questions
10- Web Resources

20- Unit 3: Final Project
1- Final Project
Assignment: World War I Scrapbook

21- Unit 4: WWII
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 4 Study Guide
2- War in Europe
3- Battle of Britain
Assignment: Winston Churchill
4- Pacific Theater
5- America’s Role
6- The Holocaust
Essay: The Holocaust and Hiroshima
7- D-Day
Assignment: WWII questions
8- End of the War
9- Web Resources
Handout: WWII Quiz
Assignment: WWII Quiz

22- Unit 4: Cold War
1- Introduction
Assignment: The Marshall Plan
2- Korean War
3- Space Race
4- Cuban Missile Crisis
Assignment: Cuban Missle Crisis
Essay: Cuban Missle Crisis Part 2
5- Vietnam War
6- China’s Cultural Revolution
7- Europe
8- Fall of the Soviet Union
Assignment: End of the Cold War
Assignment: Cold War questions
9- Web Resources
Handout: Cold War Information Graphic Organizer

23- Unit 4: Asia & The Pacific
1- Introduction
2- India
Assignment: Gandhi and the Partition of India
Essay: Gandhi Part 2
3- Modern Japan
Assignment: Japanese Economic Miracle
Assignment: The Emperor in Modern Japan
4- Khmer Rouge
5- Web Resources

24- Unit 4: Africa & The Middle East
1- Introduction
Assignment: The Suez Crisis
Essay: Suez Crisis Part 2
2- Darfur
3- Rwanda
4- South Africa
Assignment: Apartheid in South Africa
5- The Middle East
6- Israel & Palestine
Essay: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
7- Iran & Iraq
Assignment: OPEC Oil Embargo
8- Web Resources

25- Unit 4: Latin America
1- Introduction
2- Mexico
3- Haiti & Cuba
Assignment: Cuban Communism
4- South America
Assignment: The Amazon Rainforest
Assignment: Peronism in Argentina
Essay: Peronism Part 2
5- Web Resources

26- Unit 4: Contemporary Overview
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 4 Review
2- Globalization
Essay: Analyzing Conflicts
3- Science & Technology
4- Health & the Environment
Assignment: World Trade Organization
5- Terrorism

27- Unit 4: Final Project
1- Final Project
Assignment: Part 1: Map
Assignment: Part 1: History
2- Parts 2 & 3
Assignment: Part 2: Recent Events
Essay: Part 3: Current Challenges
3- Post-test
Assignment: Post-test

28- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey