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World History Topics

1st Nine- Weeks

  1.      TOPIC 1: INTRO WORLD HISTORY • what is History? • Studying the Past • Role of Historians • Maps and Globes • The Six Essential Elements of Geography • Geographic Terms and Tools • Graphs and Charts
  2. TOPIC 2: PRE-HISTORY-8000B.C.- 2000 B.C.• Stone Age: • Paleolithic • Neolithic • Development of Agriculture • Characteristics and Emergence of Civilizations
  3.  TOPIC 3: MESOPOTAMIA 3000- 500B.C.• Early River Valley Civilizations • Sumerians • Mesopotamian Empires
  4.  TOPIC 4: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AND AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS 3500B.C.- A.D.350• The Nile River • Life in Ancient Egypt • Egypt’s Empire • The Nubians • The Kushite Kingdom/Axum

2nd Nine-Weeks

  1. TOPIC 5: ISRAELITES 1800B.C.-A.D. 70• Beginnings • The Israelite Kingdom • The Development of Judaism • Jews in the Mediterranean World
  2.  TOPIC 6: The Ancient Greeks 2000B.C.- 400 B.C.• Rise of Greek Civilization • Sparta and Athens • Greece and Persia • Glory , War and Decline
  3. TOPIC 7: Greek Civilization 700B.C.- 212B.C. • Greek Culture • Greek Mind • Alexander’s Empire • Hellenistic World
  4. TOPIC 8: ANCIENT INDIA 3000B.C.- A.D.500 • Indus Valley Civilization • Aryan Migration and Settlements • Religions of Ancient India • Mauryan and Gupta Empire

3rd Nine Weeks

  1. TOPIC 9:EARLY CHINA 1750B.C.- A.D.220 • Birth of Chinese Civilization • Society and Culture • The Qin Dynasty • The Han Dynasty
  2. TOPIC 10: ROME: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE 500B.C.-A.D.180 • Founding of Rome • Rome as a Republic • The End of the Republic • Rome builds an empire
  3. TOPIC 11: ROMAN CIVILIZATION 50B.C.-A.D.600 • Roman way of life • Rome’s decline • Contributions of Rome to democratic principles

4th Nine Weeks

  1. TOPIC 12: THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY A.D.30-A.D.600 • Early Christianity • Early Church • Spread of Christianity
  2. TOPIC 13: The Americas 1500B.C.- A.D.1500 • Settlement • Early Cultures • The Maya • North American People
  3. TOPIC 14: IMPERIAL CHINA A.D.600- 1500  • China Reunites • Chinese Society • The Mongols in China
  4. TOPIC 15: FINANCIAL LITERACY

 

 

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