This course reinforces the idea that distinctive cultures develop in response to a variety of influences through the study of historical trends in Ancient Times, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, in Europe and Asia. Specific civilizations studied include: the Roman Empire, Byzantium, Medieval Islamic Civilization, India, China, Japan and Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Europe. Knowledge of geography and associated skills acquired in the elementary grades are reinforced and expanded. After an introductory unit on basic map and globe reading skills, geographical study will be integrated with history in the remainder of the course. Current events are also considered an essential part of this course.
Course Outline and Expectations: Click here.
Link to MLA Bibliography examples
Link to Working Bibliography blank grid
Link to SQ3R Study technique - Your text book is designed for using this technique. Read the handout and practice what it preaches.
Link to Courtney Middle School Social Studies Resources. This is a fabulous site with outstanding resources.
Map Blanks (To use with assignments):Wikipedia's Blank Maps Page. Scroll down to find what you need.
Link to Ancient Rome Material
Link to Byzantine & Islamic Empires
Link to Medieval Material
Link to The Renaissance & Reformation
Link to Exploration
Link to Chinese History
Link to Japanese History
Link to Indian History