World History I
Assessment: Pre-Test, Lesson Practice, Unit Exams, Mid-Term Exam, Final Exam
Acellus World History I examines world civilizations from Pre-history through 1200 AD.
Course topics include:
- Prehistory to Early Civilizations
- Nile River Civilizations
- Ancient India and China
- Classical Greece
- Ancient Rome
- Civilizations in the Americas
- Chinese and Indian Empires
- The Rise of Islam
- Ancient Africa
- East Asia
Course Objectives & Student Learning OutcomesStudents learn about prehistoric and ancient societies. They examine the beliefs and philosophies of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Students investigate the economic, cultural, social motives, and religious practices of each culture. The course covers the conflicts and contributions of each society. Students also learn about the early civilizations in the Americas, and the rise of Chinese and Indian empires. The rise of Islam is compared and contrasted with Judaism and Christianity, and the influence of ancient Africa on trade and religious practices is examined. This course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting the cause-and-effect relationship between the civilizations in each area of the world. Intertwined in the chronological sequence of history is a strong focus on the changing conditions in the daily lives of the people due to the influence of trade, religious practices, and philosophies. Engaging video presentations for each topic help all students, including struggling readers, acquire the knowledge of these influential societies and their contributions to our history. The student has the opportunity to answer a series of questions designed to test their grasp of the concept presented in the video.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More