Global 9 syllabus and outline

  • Global 9      Text: Patterns of Interaction  McDougal Littel


    Course Description: This course is designed to give you an in depth and investigative look at the events, people, and beliefs that helped shape ancient world civilizations. 

    You will also:
    • Analyze the causes and effects of geography and trade on the patterns of people.
    • Recognize the characteristics and cultural contributions of ancient civilizations.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principle teachings and historical developments of major belief systems and world religions.
    • Identify the patterns of interactions between major world civilizations.
    • Understand the concept of change and continuity over time.


    Course Outline:

             The peopling of the world and early river valley civilizations (3500 B.C-450 B.C)

             The first age of empires (1570 B.C-200 B.C.)

             Classical Greece (2000 B.C-300 B.C.)

             Ancient Rome (500 B.C.-AD. 500)

             The first empires of China and India (500 B.C.-AD. 550)

             African civilizations (1500 B.C.-AD. 500)

             Mesoamerica; early civilizations (40,000 B.C.-AD. 700)

             The Muslim world, origins and spread of (600-1250)

             The Byzantine and Turkish empires (500-1500)

             East Asian empires (600-1350)

             The European Middle Ages (500-1200)

             Societies and empires of Africa (800-1500)

             People and empires of the Americas (900-1500)

             European Renaissance – the Age of Exploration (1300-1500)