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Global I

Mr. Ravdin



Welcome to Global History!  This class is the first half of a two-year course that will cover the spectrum of World History spanning from the Neolithic Era (think cavemen) to the modern day.  This year, we will be covering the span of history up to the Age of Exploration (Columbus).  Both years are in preparation of the Global History Regents Test, to be taken at the end of your 10th grade year.


Topics to be Covered:

·         Methods of learning Social Studies/History

·         Early Peoples, the Neolithic Revolution, and River Valley Civilizations

·         Classical Era Civilizations (Rome, Greece, Alexander the Great)

·         Great Empires in China and India
·        Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, and the Mongol Empire (Mr. Ravdin's favorites!)

·         Belief Systems (throughout the course, we will cover Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, among others)

·         Byzantine Empire

·         Islamic Civilization, the Crusades, and the Golden Age of Islam

·         Medieval European and Japanese Feudal Systems

·         Global Trade and Cultural Interaction

·         The Renaissance and resurgence of Humanism

·         The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

·         European Nation States

·         African Civilizations and Islam’s impact on Africa

·         The Age of Exploration

·         Pre-Columbian Indigenous Peoples (Maya, Aztecs, Inca)


Extra Help

The best time to come for extra help is during the designated Tutoring period, immediately after school every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Other accommodations can be made by appointment if that time is infeasible.  If a class period is missed, you should also make plans to come to the next tutoring period, so that we can go over what you missed and you can get any work needed.