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Global Perspectives: Ancient Western History

  • Name:

    Global Perspectives: Ancient Western History (GP1)

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  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Global Perspectives: Ancient Western History


Recommended for 4th & 5th graders.

This course will expose students to the culture, economics, history, government, society, and religions of the ancient western world while connecting it to today’s culture, economics, government, society, and religions. Students will be investigating different social studies topics with inquiry based learning. Students will be introduced to beginning research and MLA format with step-by-step instructions and supports. Skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be integrated into the lessons and taught through various texts and media(audio, video, photographs, etc.).

Special Notes:

When only one semester is needed, it is strongly recommended that students take semester A of the social studies course.

Students will need access to a printer and a scanner, scanner app or digital camera in order to submit work for the teacher to review.


Have you ever wondered why the Vikings were made to seem scary or what is meant by the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? You’ll learn about both in Global Perspectives 1: Ancient Western History. You will become historians studying the ancient western world and apply your learning to today’s world. Did you know that ancient history impacts us today? It does! You’ll discover 8 units about how your life today was impacted by people who lived more than 1000 years ago. This is not your typical history class where you make timelines, crafts, and memorize facts about old people. Instead, you will learn to ask your own questions about history and connect it to your life today. This is your chance to join us on an adventure of a lifetime! You will travel back in time to discover the Romans, Vikings, Greeks, Egyptians, Europeans, Mesoamericans, and Native Americans and their connection to you today.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.