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World History

Course

World History        

Instructor

Brian Galang

Email address

bgalang@fatherduenas.com    

Grade Level

10

Course Overview


  While historical events are unique, they often are driven by similar, repeated forces. In telling the history of the world, this course pays attention to eight significant and recurring themes.  These themes are presented to show that from America, to Africa, to Asia, people are more alike than they realize. Throughout history, humans have confronted similar obstacles, have struggled to achieve similar goals, and continually have strived to better themselves and the world around them.


The eight significant and recurring themes are:














1. Power and Authority - History is often made by people and institutions in power.

2.  Religious and Ethical Systems - Throughout history, humans around the world have

been guided by, as much as anything else, their religious and ethical beliefs.


3.  Revolution - Often in history, great change has been achieved only through force.

4. Interaction with Environment - Since the earliest of times, humans have had to deal

with their surroundings in order to survive.





5.  Economics - Economics has proven to be a powerful force in human history.  From

early times to present, human cultures have been concerned with how to use their scarce

resources to satisfy their needs.






6. Cultural Interaction - Today, people around the world share many things, from music,

to food, to ideas.  Human cultures actually have interacted with each other since ancient

times.









7.  Empire Building - Since the beginning of time, human cultures have shared a similar

desire to grow more powerful -- often by dominating other groups.



8. Science and Technology - All humans share endless desire to know more about their

world and to solve whatever problems they encounter.  The development of science

and technology has played a key role in these quests.






Course Outline



  • 1st Quarter
















    Unit 1:  Beginnings of Civilization (4 million B.C. - 200 B.C.)





    Chapter 1 - The Peopling of the World (Prehistory - 2500 B.C.)




    Chapter 2 - Early River Valley Civilizations (3500 B.C. - 450 B.C.)



    Chapter 3 - People and Ideas on the Move (2000 B.C. - 250 B.C.)



    Chapter 4 - First Age of Empires (1570 B.C. - 200 B.C.)












    Unit 2:  New Directions in Government and Society (2000 B.C. - A.D. 700)




    Chapter 5 - Classical Greece (2000 B.C. - 300 B.C.)





    Chapter 6 - Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (500 B.C. - A.D. 500)



    Chapter 7 - India and China Establish Empires (400 B.C. - A.D. 550)



    Chapter 8 - African Civilizations (1500 B.C. - A.D. 700)




    Chapter 9 - The Americas: A Separate World (40,000 B.C. - A.D. 700)












    2nd Quarter
















    Unit 3:  An Age of Exchange and Encounter (500 - 1500)





    Chapter 10 - The Muslim World (600 - 1250)





    Chapter 11 - Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact (500 - 1500)



    Chapter 12 - Empires in East Asia (600 - 1350)





    Chapter 13 - European Middle Ages (500 - 1200)





    Chapter 14 - The Formation of Western Europe (800 - 1500)




    Chapter 15 - Societies and Empires of Africa (800 - 1500)












    Unit 4:  Connecting Hemispheres (500 - 1800)






    Chapter 16 - People and Empires in the Americas (500 - 1500)




    Chapter 17 - European Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1600)



    Chapter 18 - The Muslim World Expands (1300 - 1700)




    Chapter 19 - An Age of Explorations and Isolation (1400 - 1800)



    Chapter 20 - The Atlantic World (1492 - 1800)















    3rd Quarter
















    Unit 5:  Absolutism to Revolution (1500 - 1900)






    Chapter 21 - Absolute Monarchs in Europe (1500 - 1800)




    Chapter 22 - Enlightenment and Revolution (1550 - 1789)




    Chapter 23 - The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789 - 1815)



    Chapter 24 - Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West (1789 - 1900)











    Unit 6:  Industrialism and the Race for Empire (1700 - 1914)





    Chapter 25 - The Industrial Revolution (1700 - 1900)





    Chapter 26 - An Age of Democracy and Progress (1815 - 1914)




    Chapter 27 - The Age of Imperialism (1850 - 1914)





    Chapter 28 - Transformations Around the Globe (1800 - 1914)













    4th Quarter
















    Unit 7:  The World at War (1900 - 1945)







    Chapter 29 - The Great War (1914 - 1918)






    Chapter 30 - Revolution and Nationalism (1900 - 1939)




    Chapter 31 - Years of Crisis (1919 - 1939)






    Chapter 32 - World War II (1939 - 1945)














    Unit 8:  Perspectives on the Present (1945 - Present)





    Chapter 33 - Restructuring the Postwar World (1945 - Present)




    Chapter 34 - The Colonies Become New Nations (1945 - Present)



    Chapter 35 - Struggles for Democracy (1945 - Present)




    Chapter 36 - Global Interdependence (1960 - Present)



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