World History I (Full Year) - Part 1 of 4 FLEX SCHEDULE
In this 8 week flexible schedule course, students will study World History from early civilizations to Ancient Greece. This is part 1 of a full year of World History. #academic
US Grade 8 - 11
This is part one of a four part series covering early World History. If all four parts are taken it will cover both Ancient World History and the Middle Ages. There are in class and/or homework assignments each week, plus students will be encouraged to study the topics outside of class either through reading a history text of their choosing or watching Crash Course videos. If a student completes all in class assignments, homework, and studying outside the classroom, this four part class could...
When students complete this class, they should be able to look at any historic document and "source" it. They will be able to determine who the author is, what the author's authority is, when the source was written and if that date impacts the source's reliability. They will also know how to take two accounts of the same story and pull corroborating facts out. They will know how to determine which sources are reliable and which are not. They will know what primary and secondary sources are. They will know how to determine which sources should be used for a research paper and which should not. They will learn key events and concepts in early World History including the empires of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, what makes a civilization, Athenian democracy, and more.
I have been studying history almost my entire life and earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree in history, though my Masters is in American Studies. I have been teaching both World and US History in person to homeschoolers for several years and have been teaching history on Outschool for almost as long.
Homework OfferedEach week, students will have work to do that would have been considered "in class" work if this were a live class. Instead, this could all be considered homework and students should expect there to be work to do each week. All work will be given in pdf form so that students can print the worksheets or they can upload the pdf to kamiapp.com and type directly onto the pdf. Students are strongly encouraged to either watch Crash Course (or similar) videos or read a World History book of their choosing that covers that topics we are discussing in class. All reading and/or video watching will be done as homework.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudent progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
Students will be given pdfs each week that contain the in-class work and homework. These pdfs need to be printed or if the student prefers to type answers, pdfs can be uploaded to the Kami App website and students can type directly onto the pdfs. Students are strongly encouraged to either watch Crash Course (or similar) videos or read a World History book of their choosing that covers that topics we are discussing in class.
As with any World History course, we will be covering topics like death, war, racism, slavery, sex, violence, and sexism. I will not shy away from these topics, but will help the students understand that though racism, slavery, sexism, etc. are part of the fabric of World History, they are not acceptable by our standards today.
Most sources used in this class are primary sources from the time period we are studying. They are sources from a wide range of ethnicities, geographical regions, backgrounds, and time periods. Any information that is not from a primary source will be from either Stanford Education or what is referred to as “common knowledge,” in other words things like dates, names, events, etc. that are common knowledge to anyone who has studied the topic.
Meet the teacher
Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Trusky, a homeschooling mom of three and lover of all things history and pop culture! I have a Master in Humanities with a concentration in American Studies and have been studying history for as long as I can remember (my...
$13weekly or $100 for 8 weeks
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No live video meetings