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In 8th grade, you will spend the entire year studying the first half of World History.  We will begin about 2.5 million BCE and complete the course with the dawn of Columbus in 1492.  The common themes include the development of culture and advancing society, how trade affects the spread of all aspects of a society, what contributes to the rise and fall of a civilization, and overall, how past events and advancements in a civilization directly affect what happens in the future.


Course Units

Unit One- History and Historical Inquiry

Unit Two- Beginnings of Human Society

Unit Three- Ancient Civilizations

Unit Four- Golden Age of Civilizations

Unit Five- Medieval Europe- The Rise of European Nations

Unit Six- The Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas