Reflections from a world history high school teacher. Scope and Sequence Unit 1 — Prehistory to Early Civilizations This unit presents a review of archaeology, then discusses the paleolithic age and Border Cave, agriculture and the Neolithic Age, Catal Huyuk: an example from the Neolithic Age, Oetzi the Iceman, river valley civilizations, the Fertile Crescent as the cradle of civilization and the empires that existed there, contributions of Ancient Mesopotamia, the foundations of Judaism, and the Persian Empire. Unit 9 —World War I: 1914-1918 This unit discusses the causes of World War I — also known as The Great War, trench warfare and weaponry, how war was redefined, the role of Russia and the Revolution, the United States and World War I, and the cost of peace. The course emphasizes the influence of trade and conflict on the shaping of the European and American societies. Each course provides video instruction and utilizes Deficiency Diagnostics and Customized Personal Instruction to offer a comprehensive feedback system that responds to users' interactions by modifying the curriculum to fit individual needs. Unit 3 — Ancient India and China This unit discusses the geography of India, civilizations of the Indus River Valley, Aryan culture, the foundations of Hinduism, Hindu practices, the foundations and teachings of Buddhism, the geography of China, the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, culture, ancient belief systems, and the birth of Chinese philosophy.
Unit 8 — The Rise of Islam This unit discusses the geography of Arabia; the foundations, five pillars, and diffusion of Islam; comparing and contrasting Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Sunnis and Shiites, the Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties, and Muslim culture. Video presentations help all students, including struggling readers, acquire the knowledge of the events that shaped the world during this time period. The school operates as a program of the International Academy of Science, a non-profit organization with a long history and mission of advancing education and scientific research. This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. The student has the opportunity to answer a series of questions designed to test their grasp of the concept presented in the video.
Unit 7 —Chinese and Indian Empires This unit discusses the Qin Shi Huangdi, Qin, and Han Dynasties; Confucian Philosophy in China; contributions of Ancient China; the Silk Road; India's Mauryan Empire; Asoka's death; regional powers; India's Gupta Empire; daily life in India; Hinduism; and Buddhism. Unit 2 — Renaissance and Reformation 1300-1650 This unit discusses the Crusades, the Black Death, the Magna Carta, the end of the Middle Ages, Humanism, Secularism, Gutenberg and the printing press, authors and philosophy of the Renaissance, Martin Luther and the 95 Theses, the Counter-Reformation, and the spread of information. Unit 6 — Civilizations in the Americas This unit discusses early people of the Americas, including North American Natives, the Olmac, the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca. Unit 8 — Industrialization and Nationalism 1700-1900 This unit discusses the industrial revolution, the factory, factory workers, Laissez-Faire economics, technological and human achievements, reform and revolution movements, how nationalism in Europe shifted the balance of power, and the Age of Imperialism. Acellus World History I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Students also learn about the early civilizations in the Americas, and the rise of Chinese and Indian empires. A seven-foot high column on which his code. Unit 11 — Contemporary Issues: 1945 — Present This unit discusses the causes of the Cold War; the Korean War; the nuclear arms race; Glasnost, perestroika, and the breakup of the Soviet Union; the Vietnam War; Communist China; the struggle for freedom in Africa; the Suez Canal and Pan-Arabism; Middle East conflicts; modern conflicts — the Taliban and Islamic extremists; the rise of modern dictatorships; causes of terrorism such as politics and religion, and what we can do about terrorism; economics — trade, commerce, and interdependence; and current and future implications of the Age of Information. Acellus Academy provides online instruction to students in grades K-12 through the Acellus Learning System, which was developed by the International Academy of Science and is used to provide primary instruction to students in schools across the United States. The periods of renaissance and reformation leading up to the Age of Enlightenment are presented in a way that helps the student understand how the desire for religious freedom led to exploration and colonization in the New World. Based on each student's performance, Acellus creates an individualized experience, ensuring that each student has a chance to succeed at learning. Acellus Academy is an accredited online private school, headquartered in Kansas City Missouri.
Unit 5 — Ancient Rome This unit discusses early Roman influences, the rise of the Roman Republic, the Punic Wars, citizenship in Rome, the rise and fall of Caesar, the rise of the Roman Empire, Rome's Pax Romana, daily life in Rome, contributions of Ancient Rome, the birth of Christianity, Christian Apostles and churches, and the fall of Rome. 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. The student is presented with a series of questions designed to test their grasp of the concept presented in the video. The International Academy of Science offers Acellus courseware to help students build a solid understanding of history and social studies. 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. How does the lifestyle of the.
Unit 4 — Enlightenment This unit discusses the scientific revolution; geocentric theory versus the scientific method; Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu; enlightenment; social issues and the spread of enlightenment ideas; the American Revolution; causes of the French Revolution; governments of revolutionary France; and the rise and fall of Napoleon. Unit 3 — Exploration and Expansion 1400-1700 This unit examines a political world map and discusses why people explored, explorers from Portugal and Spain, other European explorers, the conquest and colonization of the Americas, the Columbian Exchange, mercantilism, capitalism, the Middle Passage — otherwise known as the Slave Trade, and the effects of exploration, including disease and commerce. Religion has dominated the thinking of people. This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. The development of historical analysis skills, such as comparing and contrasting the cause-and-effect relationship between the conditions in Europe and the changes in world politics, are intertwined with the chronological sequence of history focusing on the conflicts and wars taking place in different parts of the world.
Beginning with the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire in India, the rise of the Chinese dynasties, and the feudal societies of Japan and Korea, the sequential events in history leading to the world as we know it, are examined. A 7th grade teacher shares her experience teaching Sicily from the History Blueprint. Students investigate the economic, cultural, social motives, and religious practices of each culture. 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. Unit 10 — East Asia This unit discusses the Chinese Sui and Tang Dynasties, the contributions made by the Song Dynasty, Chinese agriculture and trade, the Mongols, Kublai Khan, the Yuan Dynasty, Marco Polo's expeditions, Mongol Manchuria, the geography of Japan, foreign influences in early Japan, the Heian Period, Fujiwaras, the geography of Korea, early Korea, the Southeast Asian Kingdoms, rice cultivation, and women in Asian cultures. Unit 4 — Classical Greece This unit discusses trade between the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the birth of Greek city-states, greek culture, Athens versus Sparta, the development of democracy, Greek warriors, war with Persia, the Golden Age of Athens, the Peloponnesian War, contributions of Ancient Greece, the rise of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age. Why has religion dominated world history? The course concludes by discussing the nuclear arms race, the Cold War, and conflicts that continue today.
The course covers the conflicts and contributions of each society. . They examine the beliefs and philosophies of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Unit 9 — Ancient Africa This unit discusses the geography and early people of Africa, people of East Africa, the travels of Ibn Battuta, the West African kingdoms, gold and salt trade, African culture, and Islam. 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. Unit 5 — Historic Revolutions I This unit discusses the American Revolution; the tension between the Colonies and England; The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence; the origins of the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; as well as the causes of the French Revolution; governments of revolutionary France; and the rise and fall of Napoleon. .
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