This world history course focuses on the significant events, individuals, ideas, and processes which shaped world development and subsequently laid the foundation for our contemporary world. While students analyze historical patterns and connections that span multiple regions and time periods, ranging from the earliest civilizations through the end of the 20th century, the course takes a thematic approach. Students examine patterns of population; economic networks and exchange; power, authority, and governance; resistance, revolution, and reform; conflict and peace; expressions of identity; and developments in science, technology and the environment. Emphasis is placed on historical thinking skills such as source analysis, contextualization, argumentation, comparison, and chronological reasoning. Additionally, students have opportunities to develop their communication and collaboration skills while learning to connect local issues to global ones. At the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 20 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
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WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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BA University of Chicago
MA University of Chicago
PhD University of Chicago