04052 World History & Geography to 1500 A.D.

History & Social StudiesHigh School (9–12)Credit Recovery Option

In this course, students take a journey back in time to explore civilizations, world events, and notable people from prehistory through 1500 A.D. The course begins with the Paleolithic time period and the dawn of humankind, then moves to examine ancient river valley civilizations, like Mesopotamia and Egypt, ancient India and China, classical Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire, early Russia, the Islamic Empire, early African and American civilizations, and Europe during the Middle Ages. Culminating with the Renaissance, World History I features information about the birth and growth of the five major world religions and centralized political entities.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for World History & Geography to 1500.


Completion of a middle school-level civics course (recommended)

Course Texts and Materials

All required resources are included within the course.

Important Considerations for the Content of This Course’s Instructional Materials

Terms Offered

  • Fall Block
  • Full Year
  • Spring Block
  • Summer Session Cohort 2
  • Summer Session Cohort 2 (Credit Recovery)


  • 1 Credit