"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are." ~David C. McCullough
The emphasis of this program is to provide students with a historical literacy about the people, places and events throughout human history that have formed the modern world and to develop the analytical skills to use the lessons of the past to understand current conditions. Students will examine the history of major empires and political entities, focusing on the essential political, economic, social, scientific and religious developments. Historical periods covered include: The Rise of Civilizations, The Flowering of Civilizations such as Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, and China, the Medieval Period, and the Renaissance.