World History

High School Survey of World History Curriculum at Horizon Online School


Embark on a captivating journey through time with Horizon Online School’s High School Survey of World History curriculum. This comprehensive course unravels the tapestry of global history, guiding students from ancient civilizations to contemporary events. Whether you are a full-time homeschooler or seeking supplementary materials for your high schooler, our Survey of World History curriculum offers a rich, engaging learning experience.

What Do We Teach in Survey of World History?

Horizon Online School’s Survey of World History curriculum is designed to foster historical thinking by encouraging students to make connections and comparisons across different periods and geographies. The curriculum covers a diverse range of topics, including:

  1. Human Origins and the Neolithic Revolution: Unravel the roots of human civilization and the transition to settled agriculture.
  2. The Fall of the Roman Empire: Explore the factors contributing to the decline of one of history’s great empires.
  3. Art and Culture in Medieval Europe: Delve into the artistic and cultural achievements of Medieval Europe.
  4. Imperialism and Colonization: Examine the impacts and differences between new and old imperialism, focusing on European control of Africa.
  5. The Cold War: Analyze the strategies employed by the U.S., the Soviet Union, and their allies during the Cold War.
  6. Globalization and Technological Impact: Investigate the effects of mass communication and medical technology on the global landscape.

Parents can explore the course content in detail on our 10th-grade scope and sequence and 10th-grade lesson plans pages.

Learning Objectives for Survey of World History

The Survey of World History curriculum at Horizon Online School aims to achieve several key objectives, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of historical events and develop critical thinking skills. Some of the learning objectives include:

  1. Explain the Decline of the Roman Empire: Analyze how the splitting of the Roman Empire contributed to its decline.
  2. Characteristics of Feudalism in Japan: Understand the characteristics of feudalism in early Japan.
  3. Reforms in Medieval Europe: Identify ways English kings in Medieval Europe reformed government.
  4. European Colonization Motivations: Analyze why North America was appealing to European countries during the Renaissance.
  5. Impact of Industrialization: Explain how problems arising from industrialization led to new economic theories.
  6. Economic Changes Post World War I: Identify the economic changes in the United States and Europe after World War I.
  7. Role of Women in Different Societies: Contrast the role of women in traditional societies with those in developed nations.
  8. Globalization’s Impact: Explain how globalization creates new opportunities for businesses and corporations.

Why Choose Horizon Online School’s Survey of World History Curriculum?

Horizon Online School’s Survey of World History curriculum offers a wealth of benefits for both parents and students, ensuring an engaging and effective learning experience.

As a Full Curriculum

  1. Multimedia Integration: Students with diverse learning needs benefit from closed-captioning in video lessons and interaction with multimedia stimuli.
  2. Comprehensive Profiles: In-depth profiles of significant figures and events throughout history enhance understanding.
  3. Automated Grading: The curriculum features automated grading and record-keeping for streamlined homeschooling.
  4. CloseReaderâ„¢ Tool: Reading assignments utilize the CloseReaderâ„¢ tool, offering text mark-up, language support, and embedded comprehension questions.
  5. Essay Revision Tools: Tools for revising and scoring essays are included in the instructional sequences.
  6. Flexible and Adaptive: The curriculum adapts to different homeschooling styles and meets state and national standards.
  7. Accessible Learning: Lessons are accessible 24/7 in a safe and ad-free environment.

As a Supplement

  1. Flexibility of Study: Parents can choose specific courses of study or follow the suggested course sequence.
  2. Versatile Learning Styles: The curriculum caters to different learning styles, maximizing learning opportunities.
  3. Accessible Anytime, Anywhere: Lessons are available 24/7, providing flexibility in learning locations.
  4. Test Prep Tool: Aligning with state and national standards, the curriculum serves as an excellent after-school program or test prep tool.
  5. Interactive Lessons: Interactive lessons keep students motivated and focused for extended periods.
  6. Summer Learning Program: Suitable for summer learning to prevent the summer slide.

Additional 10th Grade Homeschool Resources

Explore more tenth-grade resources at Horizon Online School:

  • 10th Grade Curriculum Overview
  • Math Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • Language Arts Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • Science Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • How to Homeschool Tenth Grade
  • 10th Grade Scope & Sequence
  • 10th Grade Lesson Plans

Choose Horizon Online School for a dynamic and engaging High School Survey of World History curriculum that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of global events and fosters critical thinking skills. Discover more about our tenth-grade curriculum and how it can enhance your child’s historical knowledge.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024