Virtual School World History offers an overview of the history of humankind. The course begins with earth’s first civilizations and surveys the progress of human endeavor from those earliest cultures to the contemporary world. Throughout the course, students will examine the institutions, ideas, and individuals that have shaped world civilization. World History is a two-semester course aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) with emphasis upon reading and writing in a broad range social studies disciplines, including history, geography, political science, and economics. Students will also use primary and secondary source documents to complete research and problem-solving projects.