World Civilizations is a full year, chronological/thematic study of the development of Western and non-Western civilizations from approximately 5000 b.c.e. to 1500 c.e. The course examines the major themes, movements, events, as well as individuals who have shaped modern global society and values from the Neolithic Revolution through the Columbian Exchange. Students examine the evolution of both Western and nonWestern cultures and beliefs which have shaped the history of society. This course incorporates challenging reading, writing, research, and presentation assignments. Students will develop an increased depth of understanding of the development of global society throughout history. The goal is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.