ALC World History Classes

World History is a three-quarter sequence.  It is divided into the following broad subjects: World History I (Ancient History), World History II (Modern World History), and World History III (Eastern Cultures).  Students must complete World History I and World History II as a requirement for graduation.  World History III is an elective course

World History I - Ancient History

World History I (Ancient History) will cover the historically significant people, events, and themes from 3500 BC to AD 1500.  The course primarily examines the development of the Western World, with an emphasis on ancient, classical, and medieval eras.

Unit 1:  The Prehistoric World
 Unit 2:  Ancient Cultures of the Middle East
 Unit 3:  Ancient Egypt
 Unit 4:  Ancient Greece
 Unit 5:  Ancient Rome
 Unit 6  Medieval Europe


World History II - Modern World History

World History II (Modern World History)  will cover the historically significant people, events, and themes from 1500 A.D. to the mid 20th Century. The course primarily focuses on the Western World, examining Renaissance Europe, the emergence of early modern Europe, and the 20th century.

 Unit 1:  Renaissance Europe
 Unit 2:  The Enlightenment
 Unit 3:  The French Revolution
 Unit 4:  The Age of Revolutions
 Unit 5:  The Industrial Revolution
 Unit 6:  Early Modern Europe
 Unit 7:  The 20th Century


World History - Eastern Cultures

Eastern Cultures (World History III) will cover the historically significant people, events, and themes from 2000 BC. to the early 20th century.  Eastern Cultures focuses on the non-Western World, and primarily examines the history of China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the World of Islam.

Unit 1:  India
Unit 2:  China
Unit 3:  Japan
Unit 4:  Southeast Asia
Unit 5:  The Muslim World
Unit 7:  Africa
Unit 8:  Pre-Columbian Empires in the Americas