World History – SE

World History - SE

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World History course for Special Education students, that focuses on the concepts most important for these students, digging in deeper than the regular course to provide needed additional instruction. Acellus World History - SE is taught by Paula Keltner.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Geography Review This unit discusses continents and oceans; hemispheres; climate zones; latitude, longitude, and global address; parts and types of maps; and five themes of geography. Unit 2 – Archaeology This unit discusses archaeology, primary and secondary sources, and the Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age, as well as the Neolithic Age. Unit 3 – Mesopotamia This unit discusses timelines, as well as a political map of the Middle East, the geography of Mesopotamia, the first system of writing, government and polytheism, characteristics of civilization, and Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Chaldea. Unit 4 – Egypt and Nubia This unit discusses Egypt, including the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.  It also covers Nubia, the defeat of Egypt by Kush, and Meroe. Unit 5 – Monotheistic Religions This unit discusses religions of the ancient world, including Abraham, Moses, Solomon's Temple, and Jesus of Nazareth. Further discussed are Constantine, Paul, Muhammad, and Gabriel.  In addition, this unit covers Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Unit 6 – Islamic Empires This unit covers the Muslim Empire and the split of Islam split.  It also covers Ottomon and Mogul. Unit 7 – Africa This unit discusses Africa,  and the West African Empires.  It also discusses Mansa Musa and the Mali Empire. Unit 8 – India This unit discusses India and Hinduism. Also discussed are the caste system, Siddhartha Gautama, and Buddhism. Unit 9 – China This unit discusses China.  This includes the Shang Dynasty and the Zhou Dynasty, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, as well as the Qin Dynasty, and the Han Dynasty. Unit 10 – Feudal Japan This unit discusses Japan and the Chinese influences on Japan.  It also covers from early Japan to Fujiwara, feudal Japan, and the decline of feudalism and Japanese isolation. Unit 11 – Ancient Greece – Birth to Democracy This unit covers Greece, the Phoenicians, the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Trojan War, and the dark ages.  Also discussed are Athens, the polis, slavery, monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, and democracy. Unit 12 – Ancient Greece – Sparta to Alexander the Great This unit discusses the Hoplites; warfare; Sparta, Athens versus Sparta; the Persian War. Also covered are the Golden Age of Athens, the Pelopennesian War, Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age. Unit 13 – Ancient Rome – Beginnings to Fall of Caesar This unit discusses  Rome, the rise and structure of the Republic, and the Punic Wars. Also covered are the rise and fall of Julius Ceasar, and his accomplishments. Unit 14 – Pax Romana to Fall of Rome This unit discusses Augustus Caesar, Rome's first emperor.  Also covered are roads and communication, Greek influences, Roman architecture, Christians in Rome, and the division, collapse, and achievements of Ancient Rome. Unit 15 – Early American Civilizations This unit discusses early Amercas.  Included are geography, the Olmecs, the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Incas, the cliff dwellers, and the mound builders. Unit 16 – Middle Ages This unit discusses Europe in the Middle Ages.  This includes geography, as well as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, feudal Europe, the Crusades, the Magna Charta as an instrument to limit the power of the King, the Black Death and its causes, the end the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Martin Luther and Protestant Reformation. A visual timeline is also presented.

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