Grade: 9
This is a yearlong class.

Credit: 1.0 

Students will cover aspects of World History starting with emergence of civilizations and extending through present day. The course will focus on aspects of the Renaissance in Europe, empire building, the industrial revolution, the emergence of “superpowers” and the communications revolution. This course will also serve as a preparation for the course content for American history students will take as sophomores. Students will gain knowledge of historical events in Europe and other major events around the world that greatly impacted U.S. history. Curriculum in an honors course is extended beyond the core and places additional emphasis on independent study, critical thinking, and student research.