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History Class Information 

Prattville Junior High School

8th Grade World History


Teacher:                     C. Jackson

Phone:                        PrattvilleJunior High School (334) 365-6697

Student Text:             World History:  Ancient Civilizations Through the Renaissance

Course Objective:      The study of world history in Grade 8 addresses the time period from prehistoric man to the 1500s.  The class incorporates economics, geography, history, and political science, with an emphasis on the history and geography strands.  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 events shaped Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Unique to this course are the experiences that provide for the study of the ways human beings view themselves over time. 

Topics of Discussion:

·         Uncovering the Past

·         The Stone Ages and Early Cultures

·         Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent

·         Ancient Egypt and Kush

·         Ancient India

·         Ancient China

·         The Hebrews and Judaism

·         Ancient Greece

·         The Greek World

·         The Roman Republic

·         Rome and Christianity

·         The Islamic World

·         Early African Civilizations

·         China

·         Japan

·         The Early Americas

·         The Early Middle Ages

·         The Later Middle Ages