World History: Communities and Connections Coursebook

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Course Overview

Course Length: Full year

Suggested Grade Level(s): 9 10 11 12

View samples of our high school curriculum here.

Our World History: Communities and Connections course is anchored by questions about how and why human societies rise and fall and learning how diverse cultures and societies around the world developed and interacted. Students will practice the skills that historians use to reconstruct and analyze the past undertake in-depth research make complex arguments defend logical positions with detailed evidence and explore the cause-and-effect connections brought about by the choices of individuals and groups.

Course covers Neolithic Revolution in 10 000 BCE to the present day.

The course is organized around four key themes:

  • Hierarchy and Community (how human societies are organized and led)
  • Migration and Exchange (the movement of people goods and ideas in global patterns of exchange)
  • Humans and the Environment (how humans have shaped and altered their natural environment and have themselves been shaped by the resources opportunities and threats of the natural world)
  • Progress and its Consequences (history as a fluctuating and unpredictable narrative where what was progress for some brought disastrous consequences for others)

Key skills being developed include identifying patterns and relationships analyzing primary sources conducting research forming relevant questions identifying bias and communicating effectively in writing.

Additional Materials Required

The following books will be necessary to complete this World History course:

Students also need to obtain two additional books for two longer semester projects: a book-length primary source and a book of historical fiction.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oak Meadow Inc.
  • Publication date: July 2022
  • Pages: 304
  • Binding: Spiral bound
  • Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Item weight: 1.50 lbs