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Open to: Grades 3 - 5
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required
Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: WHS1
This course explores the history, culture, traditions, and beliefs of world civilizations from the continents of Europe, North America, and South America. Students learn to think chronologically and understand the major forces of change and order, as well as the cause-and-effect relationships across a wide variety of historical experience. It emphasizes what is distinctive about each civilization and what these civilizations have in common. It also prepares students for future work in pre-AP social studies classes.
Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to advance the following skills:
Virtual classrooms, and student activities in the classroom, may be recorded and added to the course as an ongoing asset for all class students to review. Students may be invited to interact in CTY community spaces that include students and instructors and potentially specially invited guests who are not enrolled in their course. Videos from YouTube or other web providers may be present in the course. Video recommendations or links provided at end of videos are generated by the video host provider and are not CTY recommendations. Student contributions (e.g., projects, forum posts, etc.) may remain in the course after the student completes the course. These artifacts may be preserved to showcase student work or to continue important conversations.
The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by DK
Additional Textbook (selected chapters):
When on Earth? By DK
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.