World History

Course Focus

WHS.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
WHS.1.1 Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.
WHS.1.2 Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.
WHS.1.3 Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.
WHS.1.4 Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.

Course Abilities

WHS.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
WHS.2.1 Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).
WHS.2.2 Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).
WHS.2.3 Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).
WHS.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
WHS.3.1 Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.
WHS.3.2 Identify key concepts and themes.
WHS.3.3 Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.
WHS.3.4 Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.

Course Content

WHS.4 Be able to conduct historical inquiry and analysis to develop an understanding of past and current events.
WHS.4.1 Acknowledge God as Creator and Sustainer of life and the natural world.
WHS.4.2 Investigate the origin and formation of civilizations.
WHS.4.3 Identify key people and events.
WHS.4.4 Examine the origins and influence of ideas (social, religious, philosophical, political, etc.).
WHS.4.5 Distinguish key conflicts/resolutions and their causes/effects.
WHS.5 Be able to understand the flow of time and events, including God’s involvement and biblical prophecy.
WHS.5.1 Trace the logical progression of historical events.
WHS.5.2 Form valid generalizations about various eras in time.
WHS.5.3 Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.
WHS.5.4 Recognize that while change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of societies.
WHS.6 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting historical data.
WHS.6.1 Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting maps, charts, graphs, etc.
WHS.6.2 Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.
WHS.6.3 Identify bias in written, oral, or visual material.
WHS.6.4 Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.
WHS.7 Be able to recognize the significant roles and contributions of the world’s diverse cultures.
WHS.7.1 Develop an appreciation for diversity through an exposure to various cultures.
WHS.7.2 Differentiate between myths and facts related to prejudicial notions.
WHS.7.3 Understand the influence of geography in cultural development.
WHS.7.4 Recognize an individual role in fostering the strength of cultural diversity.
WHS.7.5 Analyze examples of how the arts and architecture reflect the history of diverse cultures.
WHS.8 Be able to assess and integrate the impact of historical events into practical and spiritual applications.
WHS.8.1 Identify global trends and evaluate their influence on world cultures.
WHS.8.2 Connect developments in science and technology with the growth of industrial economies.
WHS.8.3 Reevaluate information in light of new insights and discoveries.
WHS.8.4 Apply lessons of historical patterns through practical applications.