World History and Geography A

Course Description:

This course is the first course of a two-course sequence offering a comparative study of how and why economic, social, political and intellectual factors shaped and defined the history of Western and non-Western civilizations in the ancient, medieval, and early modern eras. This course also incorporates a geographical perspective to help students visualize, comprehend, and ask questions about why the human and physical systems occur in particular patterns and combinations, where they are on Earth’s surface, why they are there, and the consequences for people and the environment.

This course has been designed to align with the principles of the State of Michigan’s High School Social Studies Content Standards and Expectations.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): World History and Geography A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : World History and Geography
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : MHSCE, MMC, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/ss/WHA.pdf
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : World History and Geography
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Students in this course will:

  • Evaluate and explain global patterns and developments over time while connecting more local patterns to larger interregional and global patterns.
  • Apply different analytical schemes, including global, regional, national and local to understand developments over time.
  • Compare and contrast within and among regions and societies, and across time.
  • Analyze and explain the historical and geographic context of human commonalities and differences, particularly in considering claims of universal standards or of cultural diversity, especially as it relates to world religions or belief systems.
  • Evaluate, explain and use key conceptual devices and resources world historians/geographers use to organize the past including periodization schemes (e.g., major turning points, different cultural and religious calendars), and different spatial frames (e.g., global, interregional, and regional).
  • Explain the basic features and differences between hunter-gatherer societies, pastoral nomads, civilizations, and empires, focusing upon the differences in their political, economic and social systems, and their changing interactions with the environment.
  • Identify the location and causes of frontier interactions and conflicts, and internal disputes between cultural, social and/or religious groups.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Quality Matters
Date of Review : 01/20/2016

  1. Foundations Era
  2. Interactions in the Classical World (300- 1500)
  3. Growth of Intra-Regional Trade (300-1500)
  4. Regional Growth (to the 1500s)
  5. Transoceanic Travel (15th to 18th Centuries)
  6. Regional Development–Asia (through the 18th Century)
  7. Regional Development–Europe and Americas (through the 18th Century)
  8. Global Changes and Developments (16th Century through 1914)
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

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