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Summit World History II, Semester 1 (HST08A)

Summit World History II, Semester 1 (HST08A)

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Continuing a survey of world history from prehistoric to modern times, K12 online lessons and assessmentscomplement the second volume of The Human Odyssey, a textbook series developed and published by K12. This course focuses on the story of the past, from the fifteenth century to 1914 and the beginning of World War I. The course is organized chronologically and, within broad eras, regionally. Lessons explore developments in religion, philosophy, the arts, and science and technology. The course introduces geography concepts and skills as they appear in the context of the historical narrative. This is the first semester of a two semester course.
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Continuing a survey of World History from prehistoric to modern times, K12 online lessons and assessments complement the second volume of The Human Odyssey, a textbook series developed and published by K12. This course focuses on the story of the past from the fourteenth century to 1917 and the beginning of World War I. The course is organized chronologically and, within broad eras, regionally. Lessons explore developments in religion, philosophy, the arts, and science and technology. The course introduces geography concepts and skills as they appear in the context of the historical narrative. Major topics of study include: • The cultural rebirth of Europe in the Renaissance • The Reformation and Counter-Reformation • The rise of Islamic empires • Changing civilizations in China, Japan, and Russia • The Age of Exploration, and the civilizations that had been flourishing in the Americas for hundreds of years prior to encounters with Europeans • The changes that came with the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment • Democratic revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

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Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
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Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

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  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

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