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Online World History Course for High School

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Class Length
Full Year
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This class is a
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Roman Forum Studied in Online High School World History ClassTake World History online and earn 1.0 credit toward your high school diploma. It's free for Wisconsin students.

World History


World History provides students with a survey of the significant political, socio-economic, and cultural features of human history from the beginnings of civilization to the contemporary period. Using both primary and secondary sources and document-based investigation, students trace the emergence of the interdependence between world regions -- an interaction stimulated by European invasions and colonization and sustained by the contributions of the non-western regions.

First semester: Students dig into the beginnings of civilization, river valley civilizations (Egypt, China, Mesopotamia) and then move onto classical empires in Greece, Rome, Asia, Africa and the Americas. From there we move through the Middle Ages in Europe, the Muslim World, societies in the Americas such as the Maya, Aztec and Inca. We then move on to the European Renaissance and Reformation and the Age of Exploration. We consistently look at interactions between societies, advancements, innovations and social structure.

Second semester: Students start by studying absolute rulers in Europe, then move into the Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, The French Revolution & Napoleon. From there, we explore nationalism, the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Democracy and Progress. We look at Imperialism in Europe and the effects on regions around the world. This brings us directly into WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Imperialism crumbles as the former colonies become independent nations and the struggle to implement democracy begins. We finish by learning about globalization and discussing current situations in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the significance and lasting effects of the major eras, peoples, and events in world history.
  • Summarize the major political, economic, and cultural developments of the civilizations of the world.
  • Summarize and evaluate the inter-relationship of reform, nationalism, and imperialism, and their short-term and long-term effects.
  • Interpret and analyze historical maps, graphs, and charts that reflect aspects of global history. 
  • Identify and explain the origins, evolution, and outcomes of economic and legal systems from the ancient world to the contemporary period. 
  • Identify and compare different religious traditions, fundamental ideas and institutions of Eastern and Western civilizations.
  • Analyze the political, economic, and cultural roles and influences of women, children, and families in different historical cultures.
  • Describe scientific developments, connections between science, technology, and society, and their impact on various cultures and civilizations.
  • Compare and contrast events, movements, and ideas between and among regions, and identify world historical trends, theories, and patterns.

Learning Targets:

  1. Writing: Develop a thesis, support with multiple forms of evidence, and provide analysis with an explanation in written form.
  2. Reading: Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline-specific readings.
  3. Content: Apply content in order to evaluate relationships and draw conclusions.
  4. Communication: Produce clear and coherent communication in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and evidence.
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This is a NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-accredited online school in Wisconsin and this online World History class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).

Why choose eAchieve Academy?

At eAchieve Academy, students learn on their own schedule

Unlike conventional high school, students at eAchieve Academy don’t have to plan their lives around their schooling. They’re free to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. If you work, are pursuing a career, out of the country, or physically unable to go to a bricks-and-mortar school, eAchieve Academy is a great alternative.

There is no tuition fee at eAchieve Academy

As an online public charter school option chartered through the Waukesha school district, any K-12 student in Wisconsin is eligible to attend tuition-free. Students only pay for textbooks and lab materials required for some classes. If you're enrolled in a school in any Wisconsin district, then you qualify for our affordable program.

Full-time students receive a free laptop

eAchieve Academy provides full-time students with a free laptop from Milwaukee PC. After completing the first year, the laptop is yours to keep. eAchieve also provides a $60 reimbursement for your internet service after every semester.

eAchieve Academy is committed to quality education

eAchieve Academy realizes the conventional school setting doesn’t work for all students. We provide an academically sound alternative. All our teachers are state-certified and have an average of nearly 20 years teaching experience. Using internet technologies and proven teaching practices, backed by a strong support network, eAchieve Academy has become the most successful online school in Wisconsin

A diploma from eAchieve Academy is 100% legitimate

A diploma earned at eAchieve Academy is no different from one earned at a conventional high school.

Transcripts from eAchieve Academy are accepted by all colleges

Transcripts from eAchieve Academy are accepted for admissions at all colleges and universities, including credits for any AP classes you take. We have many students who go on to successful academic careers at 4-year universities, often with academic scholarships.

You can enroll at eAchieve Academy as a part-time student

Homeschooled students and students at conventional high schools looking to supplement their education, take AP classes, or make up lost credits are welcome at eAchieve Academy. We also welcome adult students under 21 looking to earn a competency based diploma. Part-time students can take up to 2 classes per semester, provided there is space available. 

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Our World History online course is FREE for Wisconsin residents under 21.
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