(5000 BC to 400 AD)
The history of our world is a rich tapestry woven by unbelievable human endeavors, cultures that rise to power then fade away, humankind’s hunger for exploration and discovery, and natural disasters that have influenced and shaped our destiny.
There is a lot of ground to cover!
This is the first in our series of history courses. We use the Story of the World books, by the award winning author Susan Wise Bauer, to ignite a passion for exploring the centuries of human existence and finding out how this influenced the world we live in today.
In our live webinars we dig deeply into the historical events of the period and discuss the artifacts, people, customs and cultures that were “of that time.” Using primary sources, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will travel back in time and later apply what they have learned to their future.
Note to parents:
- The Story of the World – Volume 2: The Middle Ages follows this course in the same time slot in the spring.
- The Story of the World series follows in progression in the same time slot over a two-year period:
- Story of the World 1: Fall Semester
- Story of the World 2: Spring Semester
- Story of the World 3: Fall Semester
- Story of the World 4: Spring Semester
- The Story of the World courses may be taken in any order.
- The Story of the World course is presented from a secular standpoint. We only discuss religion as it relates to history (e.g. how leaders, like the pharaohs, will use it to solidify their positions). Please review the curriculum to determine if it is appropriate for your child.
- This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in 1 or 2 optional, student-generated, student-led group projects.