Upper MS Social Studies (Hybrid)
Story of the World explores multiple time era in chronological fashion via texts, activity books, supplemental literature readings, map activities, and projects that explore history, art and science. Lower middle school includes:
Story of the World Ancient Times (Volume 1) explores the periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history.
Story of the World Middle Ages (Volume 2) explores the periods of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance.
Story of the World Early Modern Times (Volume 3) covers Japanese warlords, colonies in the “New World”, spread of slavery, the “Sun King” of France, English in India, imperialist China, revolutionary war, Captain Cook’s explorations, age of industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, and the Gold Rush.
Story of the World Modern Times (Volume 4) explores some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 1994. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez Canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, and the end of Communism.
* Prerequisites: None
* This course includes an optional learning experience.
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