Glencoe World History
Deborah Woody is a graduate of MTSU with a degree in music business, and double minors in music and mass communication with an emphasis on education. She has taught guitar and piano for 25 years and homeschooled for 16 years. Using her interest in all things old and also practical, she has taught both history and finance to homeschoolers and in co-ops for the last 12 years. As a homeschooling parent, she has developed interesting ways to combine curriculums while ensuring that all her classes meet the requirements under Tennessee law.
History comes alive in this one day, 34 week broad overview of World History. Students engage in critical thinking when discussing historical events. Why did Japan bomb us in Pearl Harbor? Why are there continuing tensions in Africa and the Middle East? Each week, students read a chapter and answer questions for homework. During class, those questions and their implications are discussed and then students play a game, create a craft, or practice mapping to reinforce concepts. Students might negotiate the treaty for the Germany surrender of WWI, or make a Japanese Sakura. The teacher grades all work for this class.
Students Who Should Take This Class:
This class is open to all students who are interested in learning about the history of the world or high school students who need to fill requirements for graduation. This class includes the geography component required by Tennessee state law and does fulfill one credit of the two Social Studies requirements for high school graduation, or as one of the six elective credits. This course is TSSAA approved.
The fees cover all crafts, games, handouts, and supplies needed for classroom activities.
Supplies Provided by the Student:
Students must purchase a copy of the textbook.