The study of World Civilizations emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world's peoples. These interrelationships have developed in two major arenas. First, the relationships have developed among major regions of the world: East Asia, South Asia, Southwest Asia (Middle East), Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America. Second, they have developed within all aspects of human activity: political, economic, social, philosophical and religious, scientific and technological, and artistic.
World Civilizations Standards
1. Students will gain an understanding of early civilizations and their contributions to the foundations of human culture.
2. Students will comprehend the contributions of classical civilizations.
3. Students will investigate the diffusion and interaction of cultures from the Classical Period through the Age of Discovery.
4. Students will understand the influence of revolution and social change in the transition from early modern to contemporary societies.
5. Students will understand the interaction of peoples in the global integration of the 20th century.