World History A

Course Description:

How did we get to where we are today? Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through World History to take you on an adventure as you discover the interconnectedness of world events and eras. Grab your passport for the adventure of a lifetime.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): World History A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : World History—Overview
Course Provider : Ann Arbor Public Schools
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Ann Arbor Public Schools
Standards Addressed : MMC, NCAA
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : World History—Overview
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : http://a2virtual.org
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 734-997-1208

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Additional Course Information:

In Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight, before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created for some turbulent times.

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The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
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Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Eteacher Guide
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Review Conducted By : Ann Arbor Public Schools
Date of Review : 08/28/2014

Major Topics and Concepts:

Module 1: West Meets East Meets West

01.00 West Meets East Meets West: Introduction
01.01 Set the Stage

01.02 Monotheistic Religions

01.03 The Expansion of Islam

01.04 The Golden Age of Islam
01.05 The Byzantines

01.06 Byzantine Empire: Achievement and Expansion

01.07 Collapse of an Empire

01.08 West Meets East Meets West: Module Review and Discussion-Based Assessment

01.09 West Meets East Meets West: Module Exam


Module 2: Medieval Europe & Japan

02.00 Medieval Europe and Japan: Introduction

02.01 Medieval Hierarchy

02.02 Rulers and Robes

02.03 The Crusades

02.04 Medieval Arts and Literature

02.05 Guilds and a Changing Economy
02.06 Developing a National Identity

02.07 East Asia

02.08 Comparative History: Eastern and Western

02.09 Medieval Europe and Japan: Module Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
02.10 Medieval Europe and Japan: Module Project

Module 3: Great Empires of the World

03.00 Great Empires: Introduction

03.01 West African Kingdoms

03.02 Big Picture Africa
03.03 Early Mesoamerican Civilizations

03.04 Central and South American Legacies and Contributions

03.05 Comparing and Contrasting Early American Civilization

03.06 Great Empires of the World: Module Review and Discussion-Based Assessment

03.07 Great Empires of the World: Module Exam

Module 4: The Birth of New Ideas

04.00 The Birth of New Ideas: Introduction

04.01 Science and Rebirth

04.02 Italian City-States

04.03 Renaissance Humanities and Fine Arts

04.04 The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

04.05 Age of Discovery

04.06 Worlds Collide
04.07 Slavery
04.08 The Birth of New Ideas: Module Review & Discussion-Based Assessment

04.09 The Birth of New Ideas: Module Project

04.10 Segment One Exam: Regular

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Trimester 05/01/2019 09/10/2019 09/10/2019 09/03/2019 11/26/2019 33 $350.0000 0.0000
Semester 05/01/2019 09/13/2019 09/13/2019 09/03/2019 01/23/2020 33 $350.0000 0.0000
Trimester 05/01/2019 12/06/2019 12/06/2019 12/02/2019 03/13/2020 33 $350.0000 0.0000
Semester 05/01/2019 02/07/2020 02/07/2020 01/28/2020 06/11/2020 33 $350.0000 0.0000
Trimester 05/01/2019 03/20/2020 03/20/2020 03/16/2020 06/11/2020 33 $350.0000 0.0000
Accelerated 05/13/2020 07/02/2020 07/02/2020 06/29/2020 07/31/2020 70 $299.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments must be dropped prior to the drop deadline. Enrollments dropped before the deadline will receive a 100% refund. Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Trimester 05/01/2019 09/10/2019
Enrollments must be dropped prior to the drop deadline. Enrollments dropped before the deadline will receive a 100% refund. Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Semester 05/01/2019 09/13/2019
Enrollments must be dropped prior to the drop deadline. Enrollments dropped before the deadline will receive a 100% refund. Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Trimester 05/01/2019 12/06/2019
Enrollments must be dropped prior to the drop deadline. Enrollments dropped before the deadline will receive a 100% refund. Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Semester 05/01/2019 02/07/2020
Enrollments must be dropped prior to the drop deadline. Enrollments dropped before the deadline will receive a 100% refund. Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Trimester 05/01/2019 03/20/2020
Students must notify the online summer school coordinator by July 2nd to drop the course and receive a refund. All students will receive a final grade that is based on all work submitted by July 31st. Accelerated 05/13/2020 07/02/2020

Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is weekly.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 5 5 100.0%
14-15 13 11 84.6% None
15-16 21 15 71.4% None
16-17 8 5 62.5%
17-18 8 7 87.5%
18-19 20 17 85.0%

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