Ch 1: Foundational Concepts of World History: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Foundational Concepts of World History unit of this High School World History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about world history basics. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School World History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about foundational world history concepts. There is no faster or easier way to learn about these world history basics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about significant historical periods, the elements of civilization, causes of historical change, geographical regions and recurring themes in history.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Foundational Concepts of World History unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Foundational Concepts of World History Unit Objectives

  • Identify significant periods in world history.
  • Describe common elements that make up a civilization.
  • Understand factors causing historical change.
  • Pinpoint various geographical regions on a world map.
  • Explain how climate and geography impact a civilization's location.
  • Recognize recurring themes in history.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Foundational Concepts of World History: Homeschool Curriculum
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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

2. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.

Historical Change: Causes and Effects

3. Historical Change: Causes and Effects

In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

4. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Recurring Themes in History Across Cultures

5. Recurring Themes in History Across Cultures

This lesson will explore the concept of historic recurrence. In doing so, it will highlight recurring themes in history like the rise and fall of empires, the development of technology, economic trade, military conflict, and gender roles

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

6. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.

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