World History 7 is designed to challenge students to embrace world history in a living books approach through timelines, projects, and creative, tangible responses. This course will provide a basic overview of world history from the Dark Ages through the 1600s. Topics covered in this course include the Dark Ages, medieval societies, the Renaissance and Reformation, and the Age of Exploration. Students will develop their map skills, enabling them to better understand the impact of geography on the world’s history. They will also create a timeline of world history that will serve as an at-a-glance summary of what they learned throughout the year. Additionally, students will be required to write a five-paragraph world history report and present an oral report. The twice-weekly class component will allow for additional project time to be utilized in the classroom as well as adequate lecture and lesson time for note taking. This approach is designed to help middle school students learn how to “study” material presented and master it in preparation for high school history courses. Weekly use of Circle’s eLearning Campus (online classroom component) will be required. This course serves as a core academic middle school course. This course meets twice a week.
10 Jan 2017