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History: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

History: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

$345.00Price

Purchase a discounted year (32 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

Great Unknowns to Greece and Rome: Prehistory Through Ancient Rome (8 weeks)

Join this riveting class of world history, as we survey the happenings between the very beginnings of history and the rise and fall of the enormous Roman Empire. What can we learn about prehistoric times from artifacts and art? What struggles does the archaeologist encounter as he attempts to decipher his findings? How did these early people survive? And how was it that the Egyptain empire thrived for so long? We will continue on to discuss the Greek civilization and its many and lasting contributions to our modern times. How did the Greeks influence our governments, as well as our architecture, music, and art? The Roman Empire was even further-reaching. We can still see remnants of their roads, buildings, and art today throughout West and Central Europe. These early empires were very advanced, but then something happened- and it all disappeared for a thousand years. It’s an exciting and thought-provoking story. Don’t miss it!

 

Foundations of Civilization (Prehistory - 300 B.C.)

Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C. - 500 B.C.)

Ancient Greece (1750 B.C. - 133 B.C.)

Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity (509 B.C. - A.D. 476)


Jesters... and Just West of Them: The Americas and the Middle Ages (8 weeks)

Our studies of world history continue on their exciting path. We back up a few centuries to survey the history of the Americas: the discovery by Leif Ericson, the building of remarkable cliff villages, the Chimus expansion over much of South America, and the construction of pyramids. After the fall of Rome, Europe falls into the Dark Ages. But why? How could the fall of a government cause the destruction of an entire civilization? We will explore the feudal ages. Though idealized through stories of knights and ladies, jokers and warriors, this was a difficult time for most people. Why did most cultural advances come to a standstill and what stimulated the regrowth of civilization after a thousand years? We will find that the growth is stimulated by two events: the printing of money and the beginning of trading routes, which open up paths to new and exotic places.

 

Civilizations of the Americas (Prehistory – A.D.1570)

The Rise of Europe

The High and Late Middle Ages (1050 – 1450)


The Pursuit of Power: Enormous Eastern Empires (8 weeks)

Once again, we turn back the time dial to explore the worlds of the Eastern Empires. The division of the Christian church and the rise of Islam bring on a series of violent events. Was religion the root of these many clashes, or was there an ulterior motive? You may be surprised to hear that parts of Africa were highly advanced at this time, made rich by the production and trading of salt. Asia was a mystery to most Europeans, and the Asian countries preferred it this way, until the arrival of Marco Polo. How was it that the Chinese monarchy toppled, but their civilization did not crumble like the Roman Empire? And what did the Asian countries give Western civilization, allowing the Western countries to move forward into the Renaissance? So much to learn!

 

The Byzantine Empire, Russia, and Eastern Europe (330 – 1613)

Muslim Civilizations (622-1629)

Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (730 B.C. – A.D. 1591)

The Spread of Civilization in East and Southeast Asia (500 – 1650)


Michelangelo and Monarchies: The Renaissance and Age of Absolutism (8 weeks)

We have now reached the glories of the Renaissance. No longer spending all their time resources on simply surviving, as they did during the Middle Ages, Europeans become enveloped in reviving the ideas and achievements of the Greeks, the exemplars of exquisite and simplistic beauty. Scientific thinking opens up a plethora of unique theories, probing the laws of nature. New ideas from faraway lands stimulate the thinking of Europe: clocks, gun powder, new types of art and architecture seep into and intrigue the craftsmen of the many cathedrals, palaces, and structures throughout Europe. Explorers transverse the Pacific and Atlantic, discovering new lands and bringing home strange treasures. Art, science, and culture flourish and many of the most beautiful buildings are built, filled to the brim with glorious statues and paintings. Music is composed, philosophy is discussed, and great literature is authored. Absolute monarchies rise, claiming the divine right to rule, taxing, claiming land and riches, and creating a gap between the very rich and the very poor, which ultimately leads to revolutions around the world. The people seek to govern themselves, but they have much to learn before they find a government form that works. We learn that every age has their challenges and that the perspectives of history are many and varied, depending on which side of the stage you are standing on.

 

The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 – 1650)

The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia (1415 – 1796)

The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe and the Americas (1492 – 1750)

The Age of Absolutism (1550 – 1800)

 

  • Day and Time: Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 16, 2024 - May 26, 2024
    • No class on the following date:
      • November 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
      • December 16, 23, 30 (Christmas Break)
      • April 14 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty

 

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