Intro to World History

Students will learn an overview of history from 1500 years ago to the present, world cultural, political, and economic changes. The curriculum covers key world history content in grades 9 and 10. Emphasis will be placed on class discussion, note-taking, extended reading, divergent thinking debate, and research writing.
Designed for

Students who are interested in taking World History next academic semester



Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

This Aralia World History course covers broadly, chronologically, and topically the chief features of civilizations from the earliest river civilizations to World War II. The topics include but are not limited to Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Islamic Empires, European kingdoms, Age of Discovery, Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, French Revolution, Imperialism, Russian Revolution, WWI, Global Depression, and WWII. The Core material is based on primary sources, textual readings, writings, projects, and other supplemental materials. Students will develop literacy and historical thinking skills through extensive reading and writing activities and project-based learning. This class is intended to provide college readiness skills such as evidence-based reading and writing.


After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:

  • I can contextualize.
  • I can make comparisons to describe similarities and differences.
  • I can explain causation.
  • I can explain continuity and change over time
  • I can analyze primary and secondary sources.
  • I can write solid essays with strong thesis.
  • I can use evidence from documents to prove my thesis.
  • I can summarize and annotate documents
Course Content
1Early Civilizations Topics: Sumer, Mesopotamia, Egypt
2Greece Topics: Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece
3Rome Topics: Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
4The Medieval World
5The Expanding World
7Industrialism, Nationalism, and Imperialism
8World War I
9Russian Revolution and Great Depression
10World War II

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.

1 lesson per week, 2 hours per lesson, 10 classes(20 hours) in total

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