World History-Grade 9

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 8

Requirements

None

Course Summary

World History is a broad survey of the most significant world events since 500 CE, a period of roughly 1,500 years. Semester 1 focuses on the period 500 to 1500, which has been called the Middle Ages, between the end of the Roman Empire and the Modern Age. The Middle Ages ended with a tornado of changes! In semester 2, focused on 1500 to present, students will 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.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

Semester 1: 

  • Medieval Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Middle East
  • Medieval Western Europe and East Asia
  • Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas
  • Age of Rebirth, Reformation, and Discovery

Semester 2: 

  • The Enlightenment and Revolutions
  • 19th Century Changes
  • The World at War and the Fires Between
  • The Modern Era
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