World History examines the origins, development, and legacies of civilizations that have shaped the world. Students begin by looking at the origins of humankind in Africa, then follow the development of people, places, and cultures in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Over two semesters, students will explore key concepts such as culture, religion, science and technology, government and politics, economics and geography in order to fully understand the drama and meaning of the human experience. This course requires students to engage in historical thinking by evaluating evidence, raising questions, and marshaling evidence to support answers. Students will develop key skills such as chronological thinking, historical comprehension, analysis and interpretation, research, and decision making.