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World Studies: The Americas


Extended Year 2024 – 2025

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


Fixed-Pace Course





In the World Studies: The Americas course, students embark on an in-depth exploration of the Americas, from the rich histories of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations, through the transformative periods of European colonization, to the dynamic evolution of modern nations. The curriculum examines the significant cultural, political, and economic impacts these eras have had on contemporary societies across the continent. Through engaging and interactive lessons, students critically analyze how past events continue to shape the political and social realities of today, deepening their understanding of the Americas’ profound influence on global history​.

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.


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