"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
The study of History has been an intricate part of my life. History is more than a subject. History is a tool and a means of investigating the world around us. History is a collective case study of the human psyche and demonstrates, to any interested learner, the infinite potential of our species as well as the propensities that hinder our progression. World Cultures and Civilizations, World Religions, and Psychology are the perfect platform to utilize the humanities as a tool in understanding the past, the present, and conjecturing what the future holds. This ideology is a theme that I have incorporated into the curriculum in an attempt to have students develop a conscious awareness of themselves within this complex world. As demonstrated in the Course Overview sheet, I have utilized the dense curriculum to establish universal concepts contained within each unit. The thematic essence is the evolution of civilizations through interaction. The essential questions mentioned deal not only with history but also the human experience and how people perceived themselves and their world. We investigate what shaped these perceptions and what were the consequences of peoples' actions and their belief system.