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This 11th/12th grade elective World History course takes a regional approach to the study of ancient, classical, and medieval civilizations, delving into the foundational aspects of human history – religion and philosophy, social and political organization, diplomacy and war, culture and economics. Students will deepen their understanding of the peoples, ideas, and events that shaped our world, and will sharpen their historical thinking skills by performing comparative analyses and engaging in active, sophisticated inquiry. (continued)


Week of October 26, 2020

Posted on October 25, 2020

This week, we'll be looking at early civilizations of the Fertile Crescent. Here's the broad outline:

Tuesday: video clips about the transition from hunting & gathering to settled agriculture; discussion about the ecological impact of humanity on the Earth Wednesday: Ancient Egypt; "Building the Great Pyramid" Thursday: Ancient Mesopotamia; cuneiform writing; Babylonian astrology Friday: Hammurabi's Code Mini-DBQ ("Imagined Order" informal essay due)

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Posted on October 19, 2020

Dear Historians,

I apologize for being incommunicado over the past few days - my home lies at approximately the midpoint between the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires, so my entire weekend was lost in matters related to evacuation and basic survival and the like. Trust me: I would much rather have been setting up video links and posting readers to our class' drive.

This was already going to be an intense, reading-heavy course - and that was before the vagaries of our collective virus response... (continued)

CU-Succeed Registration Deadline September 17

Posted on September 11, 2020

Dear Historian, It’s never a good thing, to combine an introduction with an apology, but I’m afraid that’s what I’m going to have to do here.

I’m Mr. Peoples, and it will be my great pleasure to see you in World History to 1600 beginning in mid-October. You should have received the information contained below two weeks ago, but owing to my inability to properly set up a group e-mail, it was apparently shunted off to the ethers, never to be seen again. This is unfortunate in the extreme... (continued)

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