World History Pre-AP

Period 7

World History Honors


Course Description

The World History course consists of the following content area strands: World History, Geography and Humanities. This course is a continued in-depth study of the history of civilizations and societies from the middle school course, and includes the history of civilizations and societies of North and South America. Students will be exposed to historical periods leading to the beginning of the 21st Century.

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Scientific Revolution - Assigned Nov. 6
Group Activity Students will form groups no larger than five members. Each group will pick a scientific achievement of the scientific revolution (1550-1700) and discuss its current role and impact in today?s world.


Feudalism in Japan and Medieval Europe

Assigned Oct 9
Research the concept of feudalism. Compare European feudalism (chapters 4/5) with Japanese feudalism.

  1. Describe feudalism in each geographic area
  2. How did the feudal system originate in each region?
  3. Explain the role of the Shogun, Daimyo and Samurai and compare them to their European counterparts.
  4. How are these groups similar?
  5. How are they different?

Your team has a choice of final product:

Online Textbook resources: (Pearson: World History)
Topic 1 Medieval Europe, Lesson 2 Feudalism and the Manor Economy
Topic 3 Civilizations of Asia, Lesson 5 The Island Kingdom of Japan

Feudalism in Japan and Europe
Global Themes: Political Systems: Feudalism

Compare Sunni and Shia Islam

Assigned Sep 20
Create a Venn Diagram comparing the belief systems between the Sunnis and Shiites. Include at least four unique points for each category. Title this assignment Islam Venn Diagram and file under the Projects tab of our class OneNote.

The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split
The Roots of the Sunni, Shiite Conflict

Islam - Empire of Faith PBS Documentary

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Digital Device Initiative

Tablet computers have been deployed to high school World History classrooms. Digital content, including content from course textbooks, has been loaded on the tablets, allowing students to access the curriculum offline. We encourage students to bring their assigned tablet to school everyday for use in class. Documents will be going home to parents/guardians the first week of school. More information about the M-DCPS digital initiative is available on their website.

M-DCPS Digital Initiative


The ninth grade world history class will make extensive use of the tablet computers provided by the school district. Most work will be assigned and reviewed electronically. Some assignments and activities will still require traditional materials. Students should have the following supplies available for use in class:

More To Come

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Resources for students, including libraries, finding information, APA writing guidelines, and help with citing sources are also available to the left.

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