SDC World History Syllabus


Dual Credit World History Syllabus

Coach Skelton



This class will cover 25 topics in World History that range from European Age of

Exploration until Modern Times.


This class will provide an opportunity for college credit by passing a Challenge Exam. This class will provide students with a postsecondary experience and focus on developing skills necessary for college or career path.


The Challenge Exam will consist of 50 Multiple Choice Questions, 1 Document Based

Question Essay, and 1 Free Response Essay. Students will have to score a minimum of 80% on the Challenge Exam to earn college credit.


The Challenge Exam window is April 16-26th.



“World History and Geography: Modern Times” by McGraw-Hill


3 Main R’s of World History Class

Be Ready

Be Respectful

Be Responsible


Daily Procedures…

Be seated before the bell and working on daily bell ringer as class begins.

If you were absent, check folders on the front table for assignments.

Devices will be allowed when involved with a class assignment. Otherwise devices needed to be stored away.

This class will be a combination of direct instruction, individual work, and collaboration. Listen to whoever has the floor whether student or teacher. Keep conversations on task during collaboration activities.

You are responsible for completing any work that is assigned in class before coming to class the next day.





Graded Assessments

40% of grade will be Summative Assessments (each summative assessment will cover multiple topics in a unit).


25% of grade will be the 9 Weeks’ Exam


25% of grade will be Formative Assessments (1 formative assessment will be given over each topic).


10% of grade will be daily grades acquire through various announced assignments. All daily work will not be graded but all daily work will prepare you for Formative and Summative Assessments.


Units covered in Statewide Dual Credit World History

Unit 1: The Reformation, The Age of Exploration, Conflict and Absolutism in Europe

Unit 2: The Muslim Empires, The East Asian World

Unit 3: The Enlightenment and Revolutions, The French Revolution and Napoleon, and Industrialization and Nationalism

Unit 4: Mass Society and Democracy, The Reach of Imperialism, Challenge and Transition in East Asia

Unit 5: World War and the Russian Revolution, The West Between the Wars, and Nationalism Around the World.

Unit 6: World War II, The Cold War, and Independence and Nationalism in a Developing World.

Unit 7: Life During the Cold War, A New Era Begins, Contemporary Global Issues