- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 389
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present
Course SummaryThis World History credit recovery course may be able to provide a way to earn credit for students who have failed their course. Short, engaging video lessons are paired with practice quizzes to test and reinforce the world history concepts you've just reviewed.
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Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Recovering Academic Credit
Students who have failed World History and need to retake the course may find this credit recovery course to be an effective, fun and flexible way to learn topics like belief systems, civilizations, geography and historical periods. You'll find this course useful if:
- You need to retake World History.
- You need to earn a certificate of completion.
- You want a fun option for learning World History.
- You need the flexibility to earn credit recovery while taking other courses.
- You want a self-paced learning option.
How It Works
- Consult with your school to make sure alternative credit recovery paths are acceptable.
- Check to ensure that this course satisfies your school's full credit requirements for a World History course.
- Watch all videos, pass the quizzes and final exam, then print the course's certificate of completion.
Please note that completion of this World History course does not guarantee credit recovery.
There are several benefits to this World History credit recovery course:
- You can earn a certificate of completion. If you take a course that is 100% complete, once you finish taking the course's quizzes you'll receive a certificate of completion that you can show to your school.*
- Lessons are taught by world history experts. You can trust the lessons because all lessons are taught by expert history instructors.
- You can balance credit recovery with your other school commitments. Our bite-sized lessons can easily fit into your schedule so you can watch lessons whenever you have time. Since the world history course is self-paced, you can easily take it while still taking your other school courses.
- We make learning fun. If you found world history boring the first time around, you'll like how our lessons are designed to be fun and engaging.
- Get help when you need it. World history can be hard at times, but there's help available if you need. If you need clarification on a topic, just ask our expert instructors. They're here to help you better understand topics like African history, ancient Greek and Roman history, the Dark Ages and more!
- You can test your knowledge. Self-assessment quizzes offered after each lesson give you the chance to make sure you understand what you've learned.
* Before beginning the course, you should verify that your school will accept it for credit recovery.
Getting School Credit
Many schools have accepted this world history course for credit recovery, but always check with your advisor or guidance counselor to find out its specific requirements.
While talking to your school about their requirements for credit recovery, you should also check what documentation they need in order to award credit. We offer the following resources to help you earn credits from the course:
- World History Credit Recovery Certificate of Completion
- Progress tracking that you can print out and show to your school
- Quiz and practice exam scores
- Courses aligned with high school world history
Schools decide what they will accept for credit recovery, so before using this course, you should first check with your school to make sure they will accept credits from it. Set up an appointment with your guidance counselor or a school administrator to verify that you can use our World History course for credit recovery.
Using This Course
We've created an easy-to-navigate course for students who need world history credit recovery. Take the course from beginning to end, starting with lessons on basic world history and moving through chapters that include lessons on early civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation.
Follow these steps to start your path to getting your world history credits!
- Start with Chapter 1 Foundational Concepts of World History.
- Open the first lesson Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present and watch the video.
- Take all of the subsequent chapters in order.
- Use lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your knowledge as you go along.
- Ask our expert instructors if you need extra help on any world history concepts.
- Use your dashboard to track your progress in the course.
- Receive your Certificate of Completion once you've passed all of the lesson quizzes.
This course covers all the topics commonly taught in high school world history, including:
- Geography and mapping
- Early Chinese, Indian and Near Eastern civilizations
- Pre-European civilizations in North America
- Ancient Greek cultural, philosophical and political achievements
- The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
- The origins and spread of Christianity and Islam
- African culture, agriculture and environments
- The loss of classical culture during the Dark Ages
- Agriculture, feudalism and religious controversies of the Middle Ages
- Artistic, economic and political achievements of the European Renaissance
- The Age of Exploration and Old World-New World relations
- The impact of the Protestant Reformation on Europe
- Religious conflicts during the Elizabethan Era
- Industrial and scientific advancements during the Enlightenment
- Causes and consequences of the French and Russian revolutions
- Causes and events of the First and Second World Wars
- The Cold War between the Soviet Union and United States
- 20th century Latin American economics and revolutions
- 21st century economics, safety concerns and technology around the world
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