World History 

Required: 1 Semester: Semester Offered: 1 & 2; Grade(s): 11 

This course provides a student with an overview of the breadth of human history.  The course will emphasize the key historical patterns and trends along with the forces that shape them.  The objective is for students to gain a “big idea” – “bird's eye view” of world history. With this perspective, this course should enable a student to realize that the present is not cut off from the past, but is dependent upon the past, so that a perspective may be obtained for viewing the future. Each unit of study focuses on the following historical forces: ideas, human - natural environment interaction, geography, sociological, political, economic, cultural, and the technological/scientific forces – known as I.N.S.P.E.C.T.