World History

1 Unit
Social Studies
Grades: 10

World History explores the people, events, and ideas that have shaped history from the beginnings of human society to the present day.
As students read the lessons in this course, they should keep these enduring understandings in mind:
World History is the story of the interaction between people, the environment, and ideas that form cultures, societies, and civilizations.
World History is the story of human choices that link the past to the present and influence the future.
Individuals, cultures, societies, and the world change through times of conflict and cooperation.
Historical patterns are identified across times, places, ideas, institutions, cultures, people, and events.
From the past to the present, events and trends on the local, national, and global sphere are interrelated.
People have different views of history depending on their perspective.
Goals for this course include:
Identify the characteristics of early human communities.
Describe the early river valley civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China.
Describe the emergence of empires.
Explain the effects of the European exploration and colonization of the New World.
Identify the causes and outcomes of the political revolutions in France, Russia, and China.
Identify the characteristics of the Industrial Revolution.
Describe European Imperialism in Asia and Africa.
Compare and contrast the causes and results of the World Wars.
Understand the major events of the Cold War.
Describe the major issues affecting nations today, including globalization, population growth, pandemics, and immigration.
Summarize the history and growth of the major religions.
Identify patterns of trade and migration across the major eras of human history.


  • NCAA Eligible


Instructor Embedded Cost: $265 per license

Content Only Cost: N/A

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Prerequisites: none

Oklahoma Subject Code: 5731

Course Provider Contact: Kate Baxter | | 480-772-9717

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