World History is a year-long Ethos course that explores the key events and global historical developments starting with Mesopotamia and the first civilizations that have shaped the world we live in today all the way to modern day. The scope of Modern World History provides aspects across all of human experience: economics, science, religion, philosophy, politics & law, military conflict, literature & the arts. The course will create connections between our lives and those of our ancestors around the world. Students will uncover patterns of behavior, identify historical trends and themes, explore historical movements and concepts, and test theories. Students will refine their ability to read for comprehension and critical analysis; summarize, categorize, compare, and evaluate information; write clearly and convincingly; express facts and opinions orally; and use technology appropriately to present information.