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World History


Extended Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, August 26, 2024 – Friday, May 30, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course





In World History, students will explore the development of human societies from the earliest times to today. Working from a global and comparative perspective, students will investigate major topics such as human-environment interactions; the agricultural and industrial revolutions; the power of religion, science and ideology; the nature of state, society and community; war, empire and resistance; and the acceleration of trade, exploration and globalization. Students will be encouraged to develop — and persuasively advocate for — their own interpretations based on careful and critical analysis of historical sources. World History is designed to complement subjects and themes encountered in World Literature.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


Subject Area


Credit Type

Upper, Honors

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No


Fixed-Pace Course