This course takes students on a chronological voyage of discovery from pre-history to modern times. We travel from the first humans in Africa to the early River Valley Civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and South Asia, then on to Classical Greece and Rome, Asian and Islamic Empires, the MIddle Ages, the Renaissance, Exploration, the New World, Revolutions (1776, 1789, 1848, 1917), World Wars, through to our globally connected age.
Current events, read and discussed regularly, will serve as an important ingredient in students’ emerging ability to relate history to their own time and place.
Critical reading for meaning, effective note-taking, use of maps, understanding of art, text analysis of primary sources, and weekly essay-writing are key skills taught and practiced throughout the year.
Main Text: Journey Across Time, Pearson, 2009 Edition.