Assessments would be dependent on rubrics for each project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Reader,

This is a draft. An early draft of the World History class syllabus. Below is the skeleton created from the requirements of the universally accepted AP World History curriculum--this is JUST THE CONTENT TREE! Feel free to mangle this any way you want.

The green and blued items are the online links that Prentice Hall/Pearson provide that will be a part of the curriculum delivery system.

Not included are eBooks and video snippets that accompany each lesson.

NHD is only mentioned in passing--that is a major interdisciplinary project.

The Palm Beach Historical Society would like us to work on another Library of Congress project--this time it's Korean War Veterans. This may have to be an after school activity. Beth Kennedy said she's interested in helping develop and implement this project.

That said, below is a rough road map of the year ahead...

 

 

Foundations of Civilization
(Prehisto
ry-3000 B.C.)

1 Understanding Our Past: Big Bang to 1.6 million years ago

     1.5 This is an orientation lesson for the class--expectations will be modeled. (2 days)

2. Earliest Man (1 day)

3. Turning Point: The Neolithic Revolution

     3.5 The First Americans: Migration and Diffusion (3 days)
4. Beginnings of Civilization: Gobeckli Tepe (1 day)

5. Interpreting Cave Art (3 days)

Quick Study Guide and Assessment introduce National History Day

Ancient Middle East and Egypt
(3200 B.C
.-500 B.C.)

1 City-States of Ancient Sumer

     1.5 Writing

2  Invaders, Traders, and Empire Builders
3  Kingdom on the Nile

     3.5 How old is the Sphinx?

4 Egyptian Civilization

5 Roots of Judaism

Quick Study Guide and Assessment reintroduce NHD--Post deadlines

Ancient India and China
(2600 B
.C.-A.D. 550)

1 Early Civilizations of India and Pakistan
2 Hinduism and Buddhism

Concept Connector: Belief Systems
3 Powerful Empires of India

     3.5 Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

4 Rise of Civilization in China
5 Strong Rulers Unite China

Quick Study Guide and Assessment

Ancient Greece
(1750 B
.C.-133 B.C.)

1 Early People of the Aegean

2 The Rise of Greek City-States
3 Conflict in the Greek World

4 The Glory That Was Greece

     4.5 Socrates

5 Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity
(509 B.C.-A.D. 476)      

  1 The Roman World Takes Shape                                                     

  2 From Republic to Empire                                                               

  3 The Roman Achievement                                                               

  4 The Rise of Christianity                                                                  

  5 The Long Decline

        5.5 Nero and Caligula                                                                 

      Events That Changed the World: The Fall of Rome                          

      Quick Study Guide and Assessment                                                         

 

Civilizations of the Americas

(Prehistory-A.D. 1517)                                                                        

  1 Civilizations of Mesoamerica--Olmec

  2.Maya-->Aztec: Engineering to Astronomy                                     

  3 Andean Cultures of South America                                                 

Concept Connector: Geography's Impact                                           

  4 Peoples of North America

       4.5 Anasazi: Corn Men                                                              

   Quick Study Guide and Assessment  

 

The Rise of Europe
(500-1300)

1 The Early Middle Ages

2 Feudalism and the Manor Economy
3 The Medieval Church

4 Economic Recovery Sparks Change
Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

The High and Late Middle Ages
(1050-1450)

  1 Royal Power Grows                                                                       

  2 The Holy Roman Empire and the Church                                         

  3 The Crusades and the Wider World                                                

@ Concept Connector: Conflict                                                                

  4 Learning and Culture Flourish                                                         

  5 A Time of Crisis                                                                            

      Events That Changed the World: The Black Death

 

The Byzantine Empire, Russia, and Eastern Europe

(330-1613)

   1. Intrigue!

  2 The Holy Roman Empire and the Church

  3 The Crusades and the Wider World                                                

@ Concept Connector: Conflict                                                                

  4 Learning and Culture Flourish                                                         

  5 A Time of Crisis                                                                            

      Events That Changed the World: The Black Death                                    
   
  Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

Muslim Civilizations (622-1629)

1 The Rise of Islam

2 Building a Muslim Empire

3 Muslim Civilization's Golden Age
4 India's Muslim Empires

5 The Ottoman and Safavid Empires
Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa
(730 B.C.-A.D. 1591)

1 Early Civilizations of Africa

Concept Connector: Cultural Diffusion
2 Kingdoms of West Africa

3 Kingdoms and Trading States of East Africa
4 Societies in Medieval Africa

Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

The Spread of Civilization in East and Southeast Asia

(500-1650)

1 Two Golden Ages of China
Concept Connector: Trade
2
The Mongol and Ming Empires
3 Korea and Its Traditions
4 The Emergence of Japan and the Feudal Age
5 Diverse Cultures of Southeast Asia

Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

The Renaissance and Reformation
(1300
-1650)

      1 The Renaissance in Italy

      2 The Renaissance in the North
      3 The Protestant Reformation

          3.5 Close Up: Martin Luther

      4 Reformation Ideas Spread

           4.5 Galileo

      5 The Scientific Revolution

Concept Connector: Science and Technology
      Quick Study Guide and Assessment

 

The Beginnings of Our Global Age:
Europe
, Africa, and Asia {1415-1796} 

        1 The Search for Spices

        2 Turbulent Centuries in Africa                                                                                

        3 European Footholds in South and Southeast Asia 

        4 Encounters in East Asia                                                                                      

        Quick Study Guide and Assessment 

 

The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe and the
Americas

(1492-1750) 

  1 Conquest in the Americas 

  2 Beginnings of Spanish and Portuguese Colonies in the Americas 

  3 Beginning Struggle for North America

         3.5 Jumping Ahead: The Real First Thanksgiving 

  4 The Atlantic Slave Trade 

  5 Effects of Global Contact  

Events That Changed the World: The Columbian Exchange 

  Quick Study Guide and Assessment