WORLD HISTORY HONORS

Course Description:

World History Honors chronicles human development from the earliest civilizations through the major conflicts of the first half of the 20th Century.  By analyzing the political, economic, and social institutions of Western and non-Western societies as well as key historical events, students will better appreciate the diversity and development of the modern world.  Using both primary and secondary sources, students will be challenged to develop their critical and creative thinking skills as well as their research, reading, and writing skills.   This course goes into greater depth, moves at faster pace, and presents students with more challenging reading and writing assignments.  World History Honors will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue AP level courses in Social Studies.  


Unit Structure:

Glenbard students enrolled in World History Honors will complete a chronological study beginning with the foundations of civilizations and a survey of Classical and Medieval civilizations.  Subsequent units of study will focus on key periods of time and events including the Renaissance and Reformation, the Age of Reason (Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment), the Age of Revolution (French Revolution, Revolutions in Latin America, and the Industrial Revolution), Imperialism and the rise of nationalist movements in China and India.  The course concludes with the examination of World War One.   


Common Assessments:

In addition to a district wide pre-assessment given in September to assess both content and skill objectives, and the two summative semester finals, all students take the following 4 formative assessments:   

Athens and Han Comparison: Students will use the information from the table to compare and contrast Athens, Greece and Han, China.

Spread of the Black Death Map: Students will analyze the map and make inferences based on information from the map.

Sphere of Influence Political Cartoon: Students will interpret the political cartoon with an emphasis on inferencing skills.

Aztec Codex and Journal Entry: Students will interpret primary sources and write a comparative thesis statement.


Curriculum Documents:
Technology Unit - WHH Technology UbD.pdf
Art Unit - WHH Art UbD.pdf
Ideology Unit - WHH Ideology UbD.pdf
Economics Unit - WHH Economic UbD.pdf
Society Unit - WHH Society UbD.pdf
Civilizations Unit - WHH Civilization UbD.pdf
Geography Unit - WHH Geography UbD.pdf
Government Unit - WHH Government UbD.pdf
Religion Unit - WHH Religion and Philosophy UbD.pdf