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World History I (Full Year) - Part 3 of 4 - Self-Paced

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Nicole Trusky
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(455)
In this 8 week course, students will study World History from the "Dark" Ages, through the Crusades, along the Silk Road, and into the Black Death. This is part 3 of a full year of World History.

Class experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson One
-Topics covered: beginnings of Middle Ages, Dark Ages Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 1: Crash Course Dark Ages #14 -Dark Ages activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 2: Crash Course The Crusades #15
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson Two
-Topics covered: The Crusades, Religious violence in Medieval Europe -The First Crusade activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 3: none
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson Three
-Topics covered: The Crusades, Religious violence in Medieval Europe, Women and Religion -The Second Crusade activity -Women in Islamic Society activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 4: Crash Course World History Water and Classical Civilizations 222
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson Four
-Topics covered: Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan -Teotihuacan lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 5: Crash Course The Silk Road and Ancient Trade #9, Crash Course Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa #16
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson Five
-Topics covered: Mansa Musa, Silk Road, trade in Ancient, Medieval, and early Modern eras -Mansa Musa lesson -Silk Road and Trade activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 6: none
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson Six
-Topics covered: Silk Road, trade and travel, Ibn Battuta -Ibn Battuta lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 7: Crash Course Disease 203 (a forewarning for the squeamish, this video is a little gross and should be skipped if you have a weak stomach!)
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lesson Seven
-Topics covered: Black Death/Bubonic Plague -Understanding Black Death Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 4: none
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lesson Eight
-Topics covered: Black Death/Bubonic Plague -Why was Bubonic Plague so devastating? activity
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 learn key events and concepts in early World History including the Silk Road, trade and travel in the Middle Ages, Black Death 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 Offered
Each 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 Offered
Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
Grades Offered
Grades provided by request at end of class.
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. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(455)
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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... 
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