World History: The Big Picture


Utilizing the approach of looking at world history as a big picture, this class will challenge students to view world history as part of the larger patterns of historical change. From Pharos to the Great Wall of China, the Rise and Fall of Roman Empire to William the Conqueror, the black death, Renaissance and the great civilizations of South America and everything in between students will dig into world history. This Class will focus on “nine big eras” historical change and patterns of Humans and the Environment, Humans and other Humans, and Humans and Ideas. The class incorporates primary source documents, a class “time travel” presentation and in class activities.

Required Text: World History For Us All: The Big Eras.

8th-12th grade

Full year class.