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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 (Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: WHS1
This course will explore the relationship between the social, cultural, and historical aspects of world civilizations. Students will learn skills to help them think chronologically about historical perspectives and how they change over time, due to various causes and effects. With an emphasis on traditions, cultures, and beliefs, this course will help students develop an understanding of how societies evolve throughout history. It will also prepare students for future work in pre-AP social studies classes.
Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to advance the following skills:
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.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.