Ms. E. Desgraves

Instructor: World History, Psychology I & II, Zumba Fitness

Course Description:

This course is a comprehensive study of World History, which includes the broad history of humankind, with a more concentrated focus from the Byzantine Empire to present day. Students are introduced to cultural, economic, political and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they now live.

Course Outline:

I. Quarter I – Ancient History through the Middle Ages

A. Review of ancient civilizations

B. Byzantium

C. Islam

D. Medieval Europe

E. Medieval Asia and Africa

II. Quarter II – Renaissance through Enlightenment

  1. Renaissance

  2. Reformation

  3. Scientific Revolution

  4. Pre-Columbian America

  5. Age of Exploration

  6. Enlightenment and Revolutions

    III. Quarter III – Industrial Revolution through World War II

  1. Industrial Revolution

  2. Imperialism and Nationalism

  3. World War I

  4. Global Depression

  5. World War II

    IV. Quarter IV – Cold War through Contemporary Issues

  1. Cold War and Communism

  2. Postwar Independence

  3. Impact of Religious Fundamentalism

  4. Contemporary Issues

Required Materials:

  • Lenovo Yoga 11e ThinkPad
  • One subject Spiral notebook w/folder
  • Writing utensils (pen/pencil)
Class Expectations

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Digital Rules

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Student Survey

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