Syllabus


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The study of world history in 8th grade addresses the time period from prehistoric man and recorded history to the 1500s.  This course covers the migrations of early peoples, the rise of civilizations, the establishment of governments and religions, the growth of economic systems, and the ways in which these shaped Europe, Asia, Africa, and the  Americas.

GRADING PROCEDURE:  Grades are based upon the total points earned divided by the total points possible. All test count 100 points, quiz and other assignments will vary.


8th Grade History Syllabus

1st 9 Weeks

Chapter 1 – Uncovering the Past                                               ACOS – 1 and 6

Chapter 2 – The Stone Ages and Early Cultures                   ACOS - 1

Chapter 3 – Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent          ACOS - 2

Chapter 4 – Ancient Egypt and Kush                                        ACOS - 2

2nd 9 Weeks

Chapter 5 – Ancient India                                                             ACOS – 2, 3 and 8

Chapter 6 – Ancient China                                                            ACOS – 2, 3 and 8

Chapter 7 – The Hebrews and Judaism                                   ACOS – 3

Chapter 8 – Ancient Greece                                                        ACOS – 3 and 4

Chapter 9 – The Greek World                                                     ACOS – 4 and 5

3rd 9 Weeks

Chapter 10 – The Roman Republic                                            ACOS – 6

Chapter 11 – Rome and Christianity                                         ACOS – 3, 6, 7 and 9

Chapter 12 – The Islamic World                                                  ACOS – 3 and 11

Chapter 13 – Early African Civilizations                                    ACOS – 13

Chapter 14 – China                                                                          ACOS – 8, 9 and 12

4th 9 Weeks

Chapter 15 – Japan                                                                          ACOS – 12

Chapter 16 – The Early Americas                                               ACOS – 14

Chapter 17 – The Early Middle Ages                                         ACOS – 15, 16 and 17

Chapter 18 – The Later Middle Ages                                        ACOS – 10, 16 and 17

Chapter 19 – The Renaissance and Reformation                    ACOS - 17