Kim Lemieux / Laura Blake
Social Studies 11 Recommended for Grade 11 and 12 students
Comparative Civilizations 12, developed at SIDES, will take you on a journey from East Africa, home of our early ancestors, to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome and finally the Islamic civilizations. Throughout the course we will examine the fundamental elements of civilization, including art, literature, architecture, and belief systems, as well as scientific development. We will also look at the reasons civilizations develop and the reasons why they eventually decline, as well as the ways in which they influence one another. There is a significant emphasis on research in this course, with a small research assignment at the end of the first five chapters. The sixth and final chapter is a larger independent research project. We also offer an alternate unit for students wishing to explore a different civilization than those studied in the course. Resources include World Civilizations: A Comparative Study and movies embedded in the online course.
Comparative Civilizations 12 is separated into 6 units.
2. Ancient Egypt
3. Ancient Greece
4. Ancient Rome
5. Islamic Civilizations
6. Independent Research Project
Assignments for each chapter will include:
The final chapter is an independent research project in which you will explore in depth an area of interest, and demonstrate your accumulated research skills.
World Civilizations: A Comparative Study
Basic Technical Requirements
Click here to view the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) within the Integrated Resource Package (IRP)for this course.