History 1

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This course kicks off a program that, spanning the elementary grades, provides an overview of world geography and history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, students will:

  • Meet nomadic children in ancient Mesopotamia who settle in the Fertile Crescent
  • Explore the great pyramids in ancient Egypt, and meet mighty pharaohs such as King Tut
  • Learn about the historical origins of Judaism through stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and David
  • Learn about the origins of democracy in ancient Greece, as well as the first Olympic games, the Trojan War, Alexander the Great, and the marvelous myths of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit ancient India and hear stories of the historical origins of Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Travel down great rivers in ancient China, hear the wisdom of Confucius, and witness the building of the Great Wall
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Course Outline

Getting Around This Great Big World

  • Reinforce basic geographic awareness using simple maps and globes
  • Learn about the work of historians and archaeologists

Early Civilizations

  • Understand how nomadic people settled down and started villages and cities
  • Recognize achievements of early kingdoms in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt

The Rise of Ancient Empires

  • Become familiar with the historical origins of Judaism
  • Learn more about civilization in Mesopotamia

Ancient Kingdoms Rise and Fall

  • Become familiar with the rise and fall of Mesopotamian, Israeli, and Egyptian empires

Ancient Greece Part I: The Land and the Myths

  • Become familiar with the geography, people, and myths of ancient Greece

Ancient Greece, Part II:From Athens to Alexander

  • Recognize the significance of democracy
  • Recognize the contrast between Greek and Spartan cultures
  • Follow the life and campaigns of Alexander the Great

Ancient India

  • Learn about the geography and history of ancient India
  • Become familiar with the historical origins of Hinduism and Buddhism

Ancient China

  • Learn about the geography of China
  • Study early leaders in Chinese history
  • Learn about the discoveries of silk and paper, the building of the Great Wall, and the development of Chinese writing
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

60 minutes

You might choose to split the lessons into smaller segments and take a break between investigations. The K12 online lesson tracking system allows you to pick up wherever you left off in any given lesson.

Total Lessons: 72

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling