• World History and Geography to 1500

    (World History I)


    Briar Woods High School grading policy

    A+       98-100             4.3

    A         93-97               4.0

    A-        90-92               3.7

    B+       87-89               3.3

    B         83-86               3.0

    B-        80-82               2.7

    C+       77-79               2.3

    C         73-76               2.0

    C-        70-72               1.7

    D+       67-69               1.3

    D         63-66               1.0

    D-        60-62               0.7

    F          59 & Below     0.0


    Course Description:


    The student will improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis by

    Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history to 1500 A.D. (C.E.).  Using maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world and interpret the past to 1500 A.D. (C.E.).  Identifying major geographic features important to the study of world history to 1500 A.D. (C.E.).  Identifying and comparing political boundaries with the locations of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms from 4000 B.C. (B.C.E.) to 1500 A.D.

    (C.E.).  Analyzing trends in human migration and cultural interaction from prehistory to 1500 A.D. (C.E.).  Analyzing the impact of economic forces, including taxation, government spending, trade, resources, and monetary systems on events to 1500. 


    Units for World History I


    1.      Intro and Pre History/ Stone Age

    2.      River Valley Civilizations

    3.      Persia, India, China

    4.      Greece

    5.      Rome

    6.      Byzantine Empire and Russia

    7.      Islam

    8.      Middle Ages/ Dark Ages in Europe

    9.      Non Western Middle Ages and Trade (the east, the Americas, Africa)

    10.  The Late Middle Ages in Europe

    11.  Renaissance

Last Modified on August 18, 2016