Essentials World History A

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Join modern time travelers Ali and Soo-jin as they journey through World History and help students discover how world events and eras are connected. In Segment 1, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of the Islamic Empires. They will journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. While investigating the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Segment 2 begins with a bang as students learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment, as well as the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars that were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today. Prerequisites:None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Describe the growth of the Roman and Byzantine Empires/li>
  • Compare the major beliefs and principles of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Describe achievements, contributions, key people, as well as key economic, political, and social developments of the Islamic Golden Age.
  • Compare and contrast the Old Roman Empire and the old Roman Empire and describe Constantine the Great’s establishment of “New Rome” and his recognition of Christianity as a legal religion
  • Describe the medieval social hierarchy, the role of the Church in medieval society and how and why the concept of private property developed./li> Describe the impact of the Greco-Roman culture, the Judeo-Christian ideals, and the impact of northern European peoples upon the western medieval culture./li> Identify key figures and the course and consequence of the Crusades/li> Identify key figures in art, architecture, literature, and intellectual achievements during the Middle Ages./li> Trace the growth and development of national identity in France, Spain, and England and describe the significant rulers in medieval Europe./li> Summarize the major cultural, economic, political, and religious developments in medieval Japan/li> Identify key significant economic, political, and social characteristics of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai/li> Analyze the legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin cultures on later Mesoamerican and South American civilizations including the Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies./li> Assess the social and economic impact of pandemics on a global scale, including the Great Famine of 1315-1316, the Black Death, the Great Schism of 1378, and the Hundred Years War on Western Europe/li> Identify the major artistic, literary, and technological contributions of individuals during the Renaissance/li> Summarize religious reforms associated with Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Henry VIII, and John of Leyden and the effects of the Reformation on Europe./li> Summarize the causes that led to the Age of Exploration, and identify major voyages and sponsors/li> Explain the origins, developments, and impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade between West Africa and the Americas/li>

Course Outline:

Module 1: West Meets East Meets West

Module 2: Medieval Europe and Japan

Module 3: Great Empires

Module 4: The Birth of New Ideas

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system.Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan High School Content Expectations
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Buzz
NCES Code: 04051
MDE Endorsement Code: CC - History
MMC Minimum Requirements: Soc Stud - World Hist/Geog

When Offered: (20-21) Fall School Year - 20 Week - Essentials

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Essentials