World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times (2734) CA

World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times discusses the importance of studying history’s relationship to geography, reviews the patterns of civilizations, and examines the Roman Empire to the time of the Enlightenment and Exploration. Students will study topics such as classical empires, trade, migration, medieval life, the Renaissance, and Reformation in between.

The lessons in this course will help students answer the following questions:

  • How do the interactions between people, the environment, and ideas form cultures, civilizations, and societies?
  • What role does geography play in the study of history?
  • Is the history of civilization a story of progress?
  • In what ways have human choices shaped history?
  • What brings people to conflict and cooperation?
  • How do events and trends influence individuals, nations, and the world?
  • What factors influence how we record or interpret history?

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:  

  • Identify the main characteristics of civilizations.
  • Describe the rise and fall of empires.
  • Explore medieval life around the world.
  • Identify the key figures of the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment.
  • Summarize the history and growth of the major religions.
  • Identify patterns of trade and migration across the major eras of human history.
  • Explain the origins of America’s founding documents.
  • Identify the significant discoveries of the Age of Exploration.
  • Explore the history of capitalism.

State: California
Grade Level: 7
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year