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.
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