World History/Geography I

This course has been designed to provide students with an overview of geography, world history, and cultures from the earliest human civilizations through the Middle Ages. After an introduction in geographic concepts and skills such as map reading and learning to think geographically, students will study the ancient societies of Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Africa, Greece, and Rome. The course will continue with further study of East and South Africa and conclude with the Middle Ages, including feudalism, the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, the growth of Islam, the Crusades, and the Byzantine Empire.