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Foundations of World History


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During this year-long course, students will study the history of the world from Creation to the present. Each week students will read assigned passages in the history encyclopedia and complete weekly assignments based on those readings. Students will have the opportunity to share their thoughts through class discussions, projects, and short writing assignments. The big project that students will complete is a timeline of the important events that we read about and discuss in class. This timeline will guide students to see the chronological flow of history, place events in historical context, and connect these events to broader historical themes.


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Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 2012; ISBN: 978-0753468753

Susan Eggers loves learning about the past and the people of our world, and sharing that love with her students.  She attended Wake Forest University as a William Louis Poteat scholar, where she earned her B. A. in History, graduating magna cum laude.  Continuing her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she received her M. A. in Russian history and completed additional hours of graduate coursework toward a Ph. D.  While in graduate school, Susan received grants to conduct research in the Lenin Library and the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow, the National Library and the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg, the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  She has presented conference papers across the country and has published several articles on Russian history.

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1 review for Foundations of World History (5/5 stars)

  1. Jess W

    I really love the timeline approach to this course. Mrs. Eggers does a great job of introducing students to a broad view of world history, showing how major events overlap and/or interact. This has been the perfect course for my 8th grader.

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