Advanced World History is a high school level course adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking, including a truly global approach to world history. Advanced World History A spans 3500 BCE to 1500 CE to expose students to diverse and significant world history stories.
Advanced World History A, the first semester of a two-part course, uses a global, chronological approach to get students to think like true world historians. From the earliest humans and their ancestors to the first isolated states and empires and through to the interconnection of large empires and common cultures in the 2nd millennia CE, students will be exposed to abundant primary sources, story maps, and opportunities to learn from each other through webinar and forum discussions.
Major topics of Advanced World History A:
- Becoming human
- Rivers, Cities and First states (3500 – 2500 BCE)
- Nomads, territorial states and microsocieties (2000 -1200 BCE)
- First empires and common cultures in Afro-Eurasia (1250– 325 BCE)
- Worlds turned inside out (1000 – 350 BCE)
- The shrinking afro-eurasian world (350 CE – 250 CE)
- Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome (300 BCE – 300 CE)
- Rise of universal religions (300 – 600 CE)
- New empires and common cultures (600 – 1000 CE)
- Becoming ‘The World’ (1000 – 1300 CE)
- Crises and recovery in Afro-Eurasia (1300 – 1500 CE)
This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.
Link to Required Book:
- Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Concise Edition by Pollard, Rosenberg and Tignor (W. W. Norton)
This textbook is the latest revision of a text currently in use at respected universities across America. We have selected this particular edition for its inclusion of the new online study technology, InQuizitive. Please be very careful to acquire the 2014 one-volume Concise Edition ISBN 978-0-393-91846-5 with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course. An inexpensive Ebook version is also available. We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.