Global Studies I
Global Studies I is the first phase of a two-year course focusing on world history and geography. Students explore a chronology from Ancient Times to the First Global Era (ending about 1750). Course instruction begins with early civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia, belief systems, and Classical Civilizations (Greece and Rome). Students gain an understanding of early empires and other civilizations around the globe. Students also examine issues such as cultural interactions among varied peoples and global trends. There will be a school-generated final and midterm exam, as well as various projects throughout the year to assess understanding of the course content.