World History Honors

  • Name:

    World History Honors (HIST250)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

World History Honors

Description:

World History Honors class begins with a solid foundation of ancient history, moves to a presentation of Asian and African cultures, explores the Greco-Roman culture, the Middle Ages, and ends with an in depth look at modern and contemporary history. Students will develop an understanding of key themes in history, an ability to analyze historical evidence and express historical understanding and writing. Using a variety of sources, this course will emphasize reading comprehension, writing, research, and analytical skills through the lens of the biblical worldview.

Special Notes:

This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge and critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare a student to be successful in future upperlevel and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.

FROM THE TEACHER

Welcome to World History Honors. In this course, you have the awesome opportunity to study the highlights of key things that have occurred in our world from Creation all the way until the present day. This truly is a world history course, whereby we take a look at the history of civilizations and societies on every continent, except for Antarctica. Come and join the journey of investigating the amazing events, people, perspectives, movements, trends, and worldviews that shape our present day world. Emphasis is placed on making connections from past to present as well as analyzing various perspectives and sources. Throughout the course you are given formal opportunities to go deeper and look further into things that interest you personally. You are challenged along the way to consider the Biblical worldview of history and analyze the many viewpoints, whether Biblical or not, that have shaped our world. At certain points in the course, you even have the freedom to determine what areas of the world you want to study further. As this course is taught at the honors level, you will have the opportunity to go even deeper in investigating sources and perspectives, and you will be challenged to grow in your ability to think critically about the key events and developments that you are learning. Emphasis is also placed on helping you to be in a solid position to take an AP level social studies course at some point in your future. So again, come and join us on this journey of seeing God’s providential hand in the unfolding of His story throughout the history of the world.

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

Student Feedback

I really like how this course is set up, and I found all of the assignments enjoyable.

Sabrina

This was a great course that I enjoyed.

Marissa

The class was challenging, but I liked it a lot.

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