- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 223
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis 8th Grade World History enrichment course helps students start learning world history before taking the course in high school. The short video lessons make accelerated learning simple and fun. Plus, quizzes and chapter exams let parents track their students' progress of advanced world history concepts.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Students who want to take advanced world history topics will find this enrichment course provides a simple and effective way to ease into more challenging subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Find current world history topics aren't challenging enough
- Are interested in exploring and mastering world history topics now
- Want to get a jump start and prepare for next year's world history class
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this enrichment course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our world history instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who want to learn new world history concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with an introduction to the earliest post-Ice Age humans and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on international trade and Europe's Age of Exploration. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify world history topics you find most interesting, and skip the material you already know. If you only want to study medieval Africa, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering world history!
- Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you want to learn about.
- Open a lesson and play the video.
- Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning a world history concept.
- Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
- See your course progress on the world history enrichment course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your world history knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- The roots of the Agricultural Revolution
- Peoples of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
- Timeline of ancient Hebrew civilization
- The contributions of Ancient Greek civilization
- Social and cultural aspects of early civilization in India
- The origin of early civilizations in China
- The political significance of the Roman Republic
- Legacies of the Roman Empire
- The establishment and development of the Byzantine Empire
- Cultural aspects of Islamic civilizations in the Middle Ages
- Chinese society in the Middle Ages
- Empires in Medieval Africa
- The culture of Medieval Japan
- The role of religion in Medieval Europe
- Empires of Meso-American and Andean civilizations
- Timeline of Renaissance Europe
- Religion and the Reformation in Europe
- Major figures in the Scientific Revolution
- The roots and influence of Enlightenment
- International European trade and the Age of Exploration
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