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Course SummaryTake Western Civilization to 1648 for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging history video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with Western Civilization to 1648 for Teachers. Brush up on early Western civilization topics so you can better teach U.S. history, world history, and other history topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn history credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about prehistory and the Middle Ages.
- Check your knowledge of things like the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Western Civilization to 1648 exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
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- History and political science teachers who want to brush up on Western civilization to 1648
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging early Western civilization videos into their instruction
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Western Civilization to 1648 for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Prehistory (the last ice age, the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, Early Mother Goddess worship, villages to cities, nomadic pastoralism)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||History of the Ancient Near East (the invention of writing, the history of money, Sumerian art and architecture, ancient Egyptian art, Iron Age empires)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||History of Ancient Greece (the Minoans, history of the alphabet, Greek myth and religion, the birth of philosophy)|
|Day 4|| Chapter 4|
| Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement (Athenian democracy, Socrates, Platonic idealism, Aristotelian logic)|
The Rise of the Roman Republic (Roman myths and religion, the Punic Wars, Roman law and the Pax Romana, Stoicism, Atomism)
|Day 5||Chapter 6||The Fall of the Roman Empire (the early Christian Church, emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, emperors of the Severan dynasty, early Christian art and architecture)|
|Day 6|| Chapter 7|
| The Dark Ages (Germanic tribes, Roman economy in the Dark Ages, the birth of Islam, Byzantine art and architecture)|
The Early Middle Ages (feudalism, Carolingian art and architecture, history of the Vikings)
|Day 7||Chapter 9||The Medieval Warm Period (the Great Schism between Eastern and Western Churches, the Roman Catholic clergy, the Investiture Conflict, Romanesque art and architecture, the Great Crusades)|
|Day 8|| Chapter 10|
| The High Middle Ages (heresies and inquisitions in the High Middle Ages, the Magna Carta, Gothic art and architecture, guilds in western culture)|
The Late Middle Ages (Christian anti-Semitism, the Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc)
|Day 9||Chapter 12||The Renaissance (humanism in the Renaissance, Renaissance art, the Renaissance economy, Leonardo da Vinci, the printing press)|
|Day 10||Chapter 13||The Age of Exploration (the old world and new world, the history of gunpowder, Michelangelo, Spanish explorers)|
|Day 11||Chapter 14||The Reformation (the decline of Latin, art in the Protestant Reformation, religious reform in Switzerland, Henry VIII, Ivan the Terrible)|
|Day 12||Chapter 15||The Elizabethan Era (Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, the 80 Years' War, the Habsburg dynasty)|
|Day 13||Chapter 16||Colonialism (holy leagues, Baroque art and architecture, the English Civil War, the Commercial Revolution)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for Western civilization to 1648|
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