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Who Were They, Anyways? - A Survey of World History - Part 1

In this 12 week section we will delve into the prominent civilizations across the Globe to examine their impact on who we have become today.
Brandi Roney
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Class Experience

•	Analyze the origins, structures and interactions of societies in the Ancient World from 3500 to 500 BC
•	Identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies to 500 CE/AD
•	Examine the political, philosophical, and cultural interaction of Classical Mediterranean societies from 700 BCE/BC to 400 CE/AD
•	Analyze impact of the Byzantine and Mongol Empires
•	Examine the political, economic, and cultural interactions within the Medieval Mediterranean World between 600 CE/AD and 1300 CE/AD.
•	Describe the diverse characteristics of early African societies before 1500 CE/AD
•	Analyze European medieval society with regard to culture politics, society and economics
•	Describe the diverse characteristics of societies in Central and South America.
•	Analyze change and continuity in the Renaissance and Reformation
•	Analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
•	Examine political and social changes in Japan and in China from the fourteenth century CE/AD to mid-nineteenth century CE/AD.
•	Describe the development and contributions of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
History is my passion, and realistically could be considered somewhat of an obsession of mine.  This love of following the stories of people makes my heart pound and brings tears to my eyes.  As I have learned more and more about my own personal family genealogy, I have of course learned more and more about world history and how my family fits into it.  Having traced my lineage back to the early 900’s, I have learned of the structures of society and the ways of life of many people.  This has gone hand in hand being a high school social studies teacher.  I am in my third year of teaching this year.  In this time, I have taught World and US History as well as Biology.  History is not merely memorization of facts and dates, it is about the real life stories of real people's lives.  I thoroughly enjoy taking history off of a page, wrapping skin around it and bringing it to life.  I would love to help your student do the same as we learn to gain information, analyze it, make inferences and decisions to shape our world going forward.  
Homework will include watching various documentaries (History Channel, National Geographic, PBS) related to the topic of discussion, completion of guided activities/lectures via Nearpod, or interacting with the class based on a topic on Flipgrid.  All assignments will be posted on the Classroom page on Outschool and will be discussed in the weekly LIVE classes.  Students can expect an average of 1-2 hours of out of class time to be spent on activities or studying for this class.  
The teacher will provide links to all materials. It would be helpful, but not required, to have an Amazon Prime membership. This is oftentimes the easiest method to access some of the video materials we will utilize.
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The learner will be assessed through participation in class discussions, quizzes/tests provided throughout the course and the ability to complete evaluations of topic discussed.  Upon parental request grades for assignments and participation can be recorded and provided for use in charter school or homeschool transcripts.  
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Topics of war will be discussed as part of this survey of history.  Due to the nature of the topic violence and oppression will be portrayed in some of the documentaries and discussions.  With my 10+ year experience working with teens and adolescents, I am definitely equipped to balance discussions and maintain respect of others viewpoints.  
We will utilize resources produced by the History Channel, National Geographic and PBS throughout the course.  We will also access articles made available thorough NewsELA and Flipgrid that are relevant to the topics we will be discussing.  


Brandi RoneyTeacher and Mom
146 total reviews
162 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool! 
I am a fun loving, creative, fur-covered, homeschooling mom looking to help your young person improve and master subject matters or learn new skills.  I have worked in quite a diverse range of jobs throughout my career,... 
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