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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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SS210: Early World History

Course Description

Ever wonder if Robin Hood- Anastasia of Russia- or Michelangelo were more than just cartoons? In this course- students will explore major themes and developments that shaped medieval world history- such as the roles of political- civil and economic organizations in shaping people's lives and how the themes have changed and stayed the same through time and space. The themes will be examined by studying the history of societies from Europe- Asia- Africa and/or South America. Students will apply the Common Core reading and writing standards as well as the disciplinary tools of civics- geography- economics and history. Furthermore- students will be able to clearly define and apply their understanding of culture and geography.

Essential Standards

  • Individually and with others, students describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives. (D2.Civ.6.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students explain multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past. (D2.His.14.6-8)
  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. (RH.6-8.1)
  • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. (RH.6-8.2)
  • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. (RH.6-8.8)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (WHST.6-8.2)