World History - Honors
This course explores everything from prehistory to current events. Our studies will include historical events, culture, geography, government, and economics. Within that framework, we will develop skills that are useful in academia and other jobs. Points of emphasis for skill building are literacy, critical thinking, and creativity. Honors classes feature increased rigor through longer and more in-depth reading assignments, longer paper prompts, and longer tests. For example, standard students may write a one-page paper while honors students write a three-page paper. Paper prompts are usually evaluative, such as "Were the Crusaders really about religion?" 9th graders should take Honors World History if they had success in history at the middle school level (B or A).