World History (43032X0) NC

43032X0 NC

This yearlong course discusses the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the course of history. Throughout the course, students will learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • The important reasons we study history

  • The early civilizations of the world

  • The important political and social ideals that originated in classical Greece and ancient Rome

  • The major religions that have developed throughout the world

  • The major empires throughout history

  • Interaction and exchange between the peoples of the world

  • Major political, cultural, and religious revolutions

  • The impact of world war and its repercussions

  • Important events of the 20th century

After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to world history and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.


  • 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.

State: North Carolina
Grade Level: 9
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year