About This Chapter
Who's It For?
This unit of our High School World History Homeschool course will benefit:
- Students seeking to develop their self-study skills, as well as cement and apply information learned throughout the course
- Homeschool parents looking to engage with their child more closely throughout the learning process
How It Works:
- Students can tackle assignments as they work through the course, or they can wait until they have completed the course - whichever they and their parent(s) feel is most appropriate for their learning.
- Students and parents can refer to videos and transcripts within the course to review information relevant to the assignment.
- Rubrics included with assignments provide criteria for success that parents and students can use to improve learning and outcomes.
High School World History: Homeschool Assignments and Projects Unit Objectives:
- Explore ancient civilizations: the Roman Empire and ancient Greek democracy
- Understand the end of the Dark Ages
- Show knowledge of Renaissance art
- Examine the causes and effects of the French Revolution
- Demonstrate understanding of English history during the rule of Elizabeth I
- Test familiarity with the English Civil War
- Identify the causes of the World War I
- Explore the Cold War and Space Race between the Soviet Union and the USA
- Outline main concepts and ideas behind socialism
1. The Fall of the Roman Empire: Homeschool Assignment
After learning about the fall of the Roman Empire, students are able to identify the factors that led to its decline and collapse. After selecting the two most important factors, students explain in an essay how these factors contributed to the fall of Rome, ending with a brief discussion of whether the fall was unavoidable.
2. The End of the Dark Ages: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment requires students to compose an essay that considers the three most important factors that contributed to the end of the Dark Ages, including how and why each factor had an impact.
3. Renaissance Artists: Homeschool Assignment
Students will create a presentation that discusses a famous artist from the Renaissance period that highlights the artist's biography, innovations, and creations. The presentation uses visual aids to enhance the main points of the artist's works, style, and influence on the art world.
4. The French Revolution: Homeschool Assignment
In this assignment, students select and examine two goals of the French Revolution, discuss the ways in which revolutionaries thought they would achieve these goals, and argue whether the French Revolution was ultimately a success.
5. Causes of World War I: Homeschool Assignment
In a brief essay, students describe three significant causes of World War I, providing a brief historic overview and explaining how and why it led to war. Finally, students discuss whether they believe Europe could have avoided World War I.
6. The Space Race: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment asks students to discuss aspects of the Space Race, an important part of the Cold War. Students describe major accomplishments by the U.S. and the USSR in the context of the Space Race, and examine its lasting legacy.
7. Ancient Greek Democracy: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment provides students with an opportunity to show what they know about ancient Greek democracy by asking them to compose an overview and then compare and contrast it with modern democracy in a brief essay.
8. Queen Elizabeth I: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment looks at the Elizabethan era and asks students to compose an overview of three accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth I. After choosing one of these three accomplishments, students select one and discuss why it was the most important of her reign, explaining why it is outstanding and what its lasting legacy is.
9. The English Civil War: Homeschool Assignment
Write an essay demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the various factions and their motivations during the English Civil War.
10. Socialism: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment gives history students an opportunity demonstrate understanding of socialism as an ideology, and to apply it to a current issue.
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Other chapters within the World History: High School course
- Early World Civilizations
- Early Near East Civilizations
- Early Chinese Civilization
- Early Indian Civilization
- History of the Ancient Greeks
- History of The Roman Republic
- History of the Fall of Rome
- The Rise of Christianity
- Timeline of the Early Middle Ages
- The Medieval Warm Period
- Timeline of the High Middle Ages
- Eurasia and the Great Dynastic Empires
- The Late Middle Ages
- History of The European Renaissance
- The Reformation Across Europe
- The Age of Exploration
- The Enlightenment & World Revolutions
- World War I
- Between the World Wars
- World War II
- Europe, Asia, the Middle East & Africa Post-War
- The Cold War
- Latin America Since 1900
- The 21st Century
- Homeschool Resources for World History