Grade 9. Year-long. Weighted grade.
This year-long course is presented from a geographical, political, and cultural point of view. The first semester begins with Ancient Egypt and concludes with the European Middle Ages. The second semester presents the rise of nation states, age of exploration, western imperialism, the Industrial Revolution, and concludes with the First World War. The course emphasizes analytical thought and is recommended for advanced students. Honors World History is taught at a very fast pace and students are required to master difficult readings, organize and write essays independently, and apply critical thinking skills in all of their work. Independent learning and self-motivation are required. This course satisfies the freshman Social Studies graduation requirement.