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Middle School World History, Semester A

  • Date created

    June 30, 2020

  • Last updated

    June 6, 2021

Enroll in Middle School World History with Dolphin STEM Academy

Course Overview

In Middle School World History, Semester A, you’ll learn about major historical events
that took place around the world. In the first unit, you will trace the development of early
humans. You will also be introduced to the Neolithic Revolution. In the second unit, you
will study the development of early civilizations of the Middle East and North Africa. In
the third unit, you will analyze the development and characteristics of early civilizations
of India and China. You’ll also explore the origins and beliefs of Hinduism and
Buddhism. In the last unit, you will learn about the later civilizations of the
Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Analyze the development and characteristics of early humans.
Examine the growth of early civilizations of the Middle East and North Africa.
Analyze the development and characteristics of early civilizations of India and China.
Analyze the development and characteristics of later civilizations of the
Mediterranean and the Middle East.

General Skills

To participate in this course, you should be able to do the following:
Complete basic operations with word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
Complete basic operations with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint
or Google Docs presentation.
Perform online research using various search engines and library databases.
Communicate through email and participate in discussion boards.

For a complete list of general skills that are required for participation in online
courses, refer to the Prerequisites section of the Student Orientation document,
found at the beginning of this course.

Credit Value

Middle School World History, Semester A, is a 0.5-credit course.

Course Materials

notebook
pencil or pen
computer with Internet connection and speakers or headphones
Microsoft Word or equivalent
Microsoft PowerPoint or equivalent

Some course readings may require a visit to your school library or public library.

Course Pacing Guide

This course description and pacing guide is intended to help you stay on schedule with
your work. Note that your course instructor may modify the schedule to meet the
specific needs of your class.

Unit 1: Early Humans

Summary

This unit focuses on the evolution of early humans. First, you’ll evaluate the historical
skills used to interpret the past. Next, you will analyze the development of early humans
and societies. Then, you will examine the characteristics of the Neolithic Revolution.

Unit 2: Early Civilizations of the Middle East and North
Africa

Summary

This unit focuses on the development of the early civilizations of the Middle East and
North Africa. First, you will analyze the development and characteristics of the Sumer
and early Mesopotamia civilizations. Next, you’ll analyze the development of
civilizations of Babylon, the Hittites, and Assyria. Finally, you will trace the development
of civilizations in ancient Egypt.

Unit 3: Early Civilizations of India and China

Summary

This unit focuses on the growth of the early civilizations of India and China. First, you
will analyze the development of early civilizations in the Indus Valley. Next, you will
examine the development of civilization in China. Finally, you’ll learn about the beliefs
and development of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Unit 4: Later Civilizations of the Mediterranean
and the Middle East

Summary

This unit focuses on the development of later civilizations of the Mediterranean and the
Middle East. First, you will trace the origins and beliefs of ancient Hebrew culture. Next,
you will analyze the development of the civilizations that grew in the Mediterranean and
Aegean. You’ll explain the significance of Athens and Sparta in the development of
ancient Greece and trace the growth of the Persian Empire.

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