World History takes our Elevate students into an in-depth study of people and events that have changed and shaped our world, and how these changes affect our modern world. The class explores early civilizations such as Ancient Greece and Rome; the rise of Christianity and civilizations of the Americas; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; the Age of Exploration and Globalization; the Industrial Revolution and the Revolutions of Europe; European Nationalism; the growth of Western Democracies, and New Imperialism. The course will close with WWI and the Russian Revolution; the rise of totalitarianism; WWII and its aftermath; the world since 1945 including the Cold War, the emergence of new nations; and current modern world developments and conflicts.
One of the students, Kamon, shared a little about the class from his personal experience.
“My favorite thing about history is that the homework assigned is actually enjoyable.” Cheryl Mimken, the brains and teacher of this class, tries to teach in different forms. This includes their textbook, and creative internet resources, such as videos and interactive websites.
Their class times consist of taking notes, homework review, group discussions, group activities, review games, and taking quizzes and tests.