Objective: World History - In this course of study, students will survey the history of the world to learn about the roots and traditions of Western civilization. The course begins with a look at the Bronze Age collapse, then explores the Greek and Hellenistic periods, the Romans, medieval history, the Renaissance,  Age of Exploration, and the Enlightenment. The course also examines the great civilizations of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Grade 7 - Social Studies - World History

    • Welcome!

  • 02

    CHAPTER I - THE GREEKS

    • Chapter I - The Greeks

  • 03

    The Greeks - Lesson 1 - The Bronze Age Collapse

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Grade 7 - World History - The Greeks - Lesson 1 - The Bronze Age Collapse - LESSON PLAN

    • World History - The Greeks - Lesson 1 - The Bronze Age Collapse - Live Lesson Recording with Professor Marshall Connolly (5/25/21)

    • The Greeks - Lesson 1 - The Bronze Age Collapse - QUIZ

    • The Bronze Age Collapse - Images

  • 04

    The Greeks - Lesson 2 - A Dark Age

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • World History - The Greeks - Lesson 2 - A Dark Age - Live Lesson Recording with Professor Marshall Connolly (5/26/21)

    • The Greeks - Lesson 2 - A Dark Age - LESSON PLAN

    • Greek Dark Ages - Images

  • 05

    The Greeks - Lesson 3 - The Persian Wars

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Greeks - Lesson 3 - The Persian Wars - LESSON PLAN

    • World History - The Greeks - Lesson 3 - The Persian Wars - Live Lesson Recording with Professor Marshall Connolly (5/27/21)

    • The Persian Wars - Images

  • 06

    The Greeks - Lesson 4 - The Golden Age of Athens

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Greeks - Lesson 4 - The Golden Age of Athens - LESSON PLAN

    • The Greeks - Lesson 4 - The Golden Age of Athens - QUIZ

    • The Golden Age of Athens - Images

  • 07

    The Greeks - Lesson 5 - The Peloponnesian War

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Greeks - Lesson 5 - The Peloponnesian War - LESSON PLAN

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education