World History & Geography 1
The course will examine the period of history beginning with Prehistoric Man and continue through the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. Also included are several topics in the curriculum including the Neolithic Revolution, Ancient Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Lastly, students will discuss the emergence of the belief systems, the Trading Kingdoms of West Africa, the Middle Ages, and the Byzantine Empire.
Topics of Study: (Internet)
- First Civilizations-Paleolithic and Neolithic Revolutions and River Valley Civilizations
- Belief Systems-Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, etc.
- Classical Civilizations-Rome, Greece, Han, Maya, Gupta, Maurya, and Qin
- Trade Networks, Indian Ocean Complex, Trans-Saharan
- Political Powers and Achievements-Feudalism, Byzantine Empire, Mongol Empire, Tang and Song Dynasties, and Abbasid Caliphate
- Social and Cultural Growth and Conflict-The Black Death, the Crusades, the Great Schism, and the split of Islam
- The Ottoman Empire and the Ming Dynasty
- Africa and the America’s Pre-1600- Aztec Empire, Inca Empire, and East African Empire’s.
- Transformation of Western Europe and Russia- The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
- Interactions and Disruptions- European transoceanic trade routes, the Encounter, and the Columbian Exchange.