World History

Credits: 1
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: October 2018


Join modern time travelers Ali and Soo-jin as they journey through World History and help students discover how world events and eras are connected.

In Segment 1, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of the Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created some turbulent times.

Segment 2 begins with a bang as students learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment, as well as the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars that were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.

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Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1

Module 1

  • Roman Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Monotheistic Religions
  • Golden Age of Islam

Module 2

  • Medieval Society and Arts
  • The Crusades
  • Medieval Japan

Module 3

  • Rise of African Kingdoms and City-states
  • Major Civilizations of Mesoamerica and the Andes

Module 4

  • Rise of the Italian City-states
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation and Counter-Reformation
  • Age of Discovery
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Slavery

Segment 2

Module 5

  • European Geography
  • Constitutional and Absolute Monarchies
  • Scientific Revolution
  • 20th Century Science
  • Enlightenment
  • French Revolution

Module 6

  • 19th Century Latin American and Caribbean Independence Movements
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Economic and Political Ideologies
  • Imperialism
  • Italian and German Unification
  • Modern Reform and Independence Movements

Module 7

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Genocide

Module 8

  • Cold War and Proxy Wars
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Globalization
  • Terrorism

Required Materials


Course Grading

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***

***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.

Communication Policy

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

November 7 @ 01:45
01:45 — 02:45 (1h)

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