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World History for Middle Schoolers - Ancient History Through the Renaissance

Learning Adventures Academy
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,042)
In this ongoing, year-long social studies course, learners will explore the early civilizations of Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome, West Africa, and the Americas.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
I have over twenty years of experience working with and teaching students.  I have a bachelor's degree in both History and Economics.  My master's degree is in Higher Education.  I also have a juris doctorate degree in Law.  Most importantly, I have a passion for teaching, history in particular! 
Homework Offered
Optional weekly assignments will be posted in the Outschool Classroom each week.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This class will discuss wars and deaths.  Also, religions will be discussed as they relate to history.  All discussions of religions will be discussed in a secular manner.

Nearpod, Gimkit, Khan Academy, and Kahoot will be used as outside resources.  Nearpod, Gimkit, and Kahoot do not require a login and links will be given during class.  
World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500, edited by Eugene Berger, Ph.D., George L. Israel, Ph.D, Charlotte Miller, Ph.D., Brian Parkinson, Ph.D., Andrew Reeves, Ph.D., Nadejda Williams, Ph.D.

Resources from the Library of Congress Native American Collection and the National Museum of the American Indian will be used during our unit on American civilizations.  This includes maps, images, recordings, first-hand accounts and documents.  These resources can be found at:  

The history of Ashanti Kings and the whole country itself and other writings / by Otumfuo, Nana Agyeman Prempeh I; edited by A. Adu Boahen ... [et al.].

The Book of Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan, Stephen R. Turnbull.

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa, Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack.

The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century, E. W. Bovill.

A History of the World's Religions, 14th Edition by David S. Noss and Blake R. Grangaard.

Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica by Christopher Pool.

A Serpent's Tale: Discovering America's Ancient Mound Builders by Lorett Treese.

The Maya (Ancient Peoples and Places) by Michael D. Coe and Stephen Houston.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,042)
At Learning Adventures Academy, we believe that education should be a journey filled with curiosity, creativity, and joy. Our online learning academy is designed specifically for young minds, providing an engaging and interactive classroom... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 71 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
3-18 learners per class

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