World History I Syllabus This course will cover history from the dawn of civilization to the “Great Convergence.” The course involves the exploration of the historical development of people, places and patterns of life from ancient times until about 1500 CE. Students will examine the geography, economy, government, social structure, religion, technology and history of selected civilizations. Students will study the origins of much of our heritage using texts, maps, pictures, stories, diagrams, charts, simulations, chronological skills, inquiry/research skills, and technology skills. Cultural emphasis is placed upon literature, art, architecture, music, religion and philosophy. Historical emphasis is placed upon such areas a comparative political, economic and social system. Concepts stressed throughout the course are the same as those employed by all social scientists: critical thinking, analysis and interpretation.