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Larkspur, California
Course of Study
Sheltered World History 1-2
Sheltered World History 1-2 follows the standard World History curriculum and the Sheltered Subjects course of study. However, the following objectives may be used to supplement or modify the World History course of study when prerequisite skills are required.
This course is designed to acquaint students with historical and cultural concepts, figures, and events from the Stone Age to the present time. Students are encouraged to compare and contrast the past world with the present one and to see themselves as a part of history.
This course is also designed to strengthen students’ critical thinking, reading comprehension, and writing skills.
Student learning outcomes are clustered into Skills, Historical Knowledge, and Content Knowledge.
A. Skills
1. SEQUENCE historical events
2. DISTINGUISH between B.C. and A.D.
3. USE map directions and map keys
4. DISTINGUISH between cause and effect

5. READ and DESIGN a time line

6. READ a pictorial diagram
7. LOCATE continents, major regions, cities, oceans, and

rivers on a map

8. DRAW conclusions based on historical evidence
9. READ a line graph
10. DISTINGUISH between fact and opinion
11. READ a chart containing historical facts, dates, and names
12. READ a bar graph
13. READ an historical map
14. READ ordinal numbers

B. Historical Knowledge
1. TELL how and when the Stone Age people lived
2. EXPLAIN the settlement pattern of the ancient Asian and

Middle Eastern people

3. DESCRIBE the life styles, religious beliefs and

governments of the ancient Asian and Middle Eastern people

4. EXPLAIN the concept of democracy
5. DESCRIBE the contributions of the ancient Greeks and

Romans to Western Civilization

6. TELL how Christianity and Islam changed the world
7. EXPLAIN the concept of feudalism
8. TELL how life in Europe changed after the Fall of Rome
9. NAME the three European nations that began in the Middle

10. RELATE the events that led to the formation of these

European nations
11. COMPARE and CONTRAST the Middle Ages with the Renaissance
12. NAME the key historical and artistic leaders of the

Renaissance and DESCRIBE their contributions to Western


13. TELL how the Reformation came about and NAME its

leaders and their countries of origin
14. NAME the key explorers of the New World, their

countries of origin and DESCRIBE their contributions

to Western Civilization
15. EXPLAIN why the European countries wanted to rule colonies

in the New World

16. DESCRIBE the circumstances that led to the American Revolution
17. CONTRAST and COMPARE the American Revolution with the French


18. RELATE the ways in which Latin American countries obtained

their independence

19. EXPLAIN the origins of the Industrial Revolution and

DESCRIBE the changes it brought to Europe and America

20. EXPLAIN the concept of nationalism and TELL how it changed

the world between 1859 and 1939

21. RELATE the causes of World War II and DESCRIBE its effects
22. DISCUSS the major political, cultural and technological

issues facing the world today

C. Content Knowledge
These are not specific student learning outcomes, but rather a list of the historical and geographical content to be included.
1. The Ancient World
* The Stone Age people

* The people of Ancient Egypt

* The people of the Fertile Crescent

* The other people of the Ancient Middle East

* Life in Ancient India

* Life in Ancient China

2. Two Thousand Years of Change

* The story of Ancient Greece

* The beginning of the Roman Empire

* The fall of Rome

* The beginning of Christianity

* Europe in the Middle Ages

* The Muslims and their empire

* The growth of cities and trade

3. The Growth of Nations and Ideas

* The nations of England, France and Spain begin

* The growth of democracy

* The Renaissance

* The Reformation

* European explorers find new lands

* European colonies

4. Revolutions in Europe and the New World
* The American Revolution

* The French Revolution

* Napoleon Bonaparte

* Independence in Latin America

5. A Changing World
* Europe after Napoleon

* The Industrial Revolution

6. Nationalism in Europe
* The unification of Germany and Italy

* Imperialism

* World War I

* Revolutions in Russia

* Dictators in Italy and Germany
7. World War II and Its Effects
* World War II

* The United Nations

* The Cold War

* China becomes two nations

8. The World Today
* Asia today

* The Middle East today

* Africa today

* Latin America today

* Technology

* The interdependence of nations

A. Methods
This course utilizes the methods described in the Sheltered Subjects course of study and, as appropriate, the methods used in the standard World History course.

B. Materials
Instructional materials include a world history textbook, such as World History And You, BOOKS 1 and 2. The textbook is supplemented with a variety of materials: maps, atlases, historical charts and photographs, newspaper articles, encyclopedias, slide shows and films.
This course utilizes the same assessment methods as in Sheltered Subjects and the standard World History course.
A. Prerequisites
See Sheltered Subjects
B. Requirements Met
This course can be used to meet the district graduation requirement in World History. The course is accepted by UC/CSU as a World History course.
Adopted: 11/12/91 as Sheltered Subjects

Revised: 7/14/03

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