Document_bw World History - Semester 1

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World History Semester One offers students an overview of the history of humankind from the earliest times through the Renaissance. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in Western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world. Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions.

Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.

A foundation in history enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nations.

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