World History (Wed)
Georgia DOE Course # 45.08300 (required course)
Grade: High School (9th through 12th)
Join us on this exuberant journey through the history of the world, from Creation to the beginning of the 21st Century. Students will get to know the cultures of great civilizations, both East and West, by experiencing their art, architecture, philosophy, music, and literature. We will study the cultural history of Western Civilization, with an emphasis on the history of ideas and how those ideas lead to the rise and fall of nations and cultures. Particular areas of exploration include the historical context of the Old and New Testament, Church history, the Middle Ages (separating myth from reality), the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of the modern world. We will also expose students to neglected aspects of history, including the histories of Africa, South America, and the Asia.
Classes are dynamic, discussion-driven seminars based on work completed during the week (in-class lectures are disfavored by teachers and pupils alike). This course aims to teach students how to analyze historical events in their contexts and to think independently about the world in which they live. While the emphasis of the course is not on memorizing names and dates, students will learn and practice an easy and effective memorization technique that will help them learn and retain all kinds of information. These Students will be challenged to observe God’s providence as they discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. Students will also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of their own interests through individualized study segments.
The course may include optional field trips not included in the cost of the course.
An honors track is available.
Textbook: To be determined.
Tuition: $340 for first semester and $425 for second semester ($735 for the year if paid in full by August 19). Contact the teacher for monthly payment plan options.
One-time supply/administrative fee: A one-time $50 charge per year. These fees cover the costs of materials provided to the students as well administrative fees for Metro Academic Studies.