To truly understand developments in today’s interdependent world, we need to know their historic roots. World history provides a survey of political, social, economic and cultural trends from the Stone Age to the present. Its focus is global, emphasizing the interactions among various regions of the world.
In completing this subject students are asked to apply what they have learned to further understand and analyze historical developments, including primary source material and artistic productions. Students also work with maps and write a variety of essays typically found in social studies, including compare-and-contrast and cause-and-effect essays and essays taking a position on an issue.
There are 8 examinations in World History. Brun et al., Global History and Geography: The Growth of Civilizations, Amsco School Publications, Inc.