Western Civilization Course Platform
From prehistory to the present, the Western Civilization curriculum presents students with the context needed to think and write critically about major themes in the field and connect the past and the present in effective, relevant ways.
Establishing College-Ready Thinkers
16 Units that feature multimedia libraries, primary source collections, and test banks in varied assessment formats.
82 chapter readings each accompanied by an audio recording to assist students with varied skill levels.
150+ videos that illuminate each unit and reinforce important course themes and takeaways.
105 primary source problems that include a brief background, and the source in the form of texts, letters, images, videos, data charts, and more.
5 forms of assessment including written assessment, opinion and quiz polls, activity quizzes, as well as critical thinking and objectively-graded quizzes that accompany each learning activity.
8 writing workshops that introduce students to the writing process in the social sciences with topics such as the decline of the Mayan civilization or sugar, slavery, and abolition.
Easy Grader that digitally grades written assignments and tracks student progress in the multi-faceted Globalyceum gradebook.
Embedded Resources and Activities that allow you to upload content from your desktop, create and employ discussion boards, build assessments from scratch, and select from our question banks.
Integrate Globalyceum with your LMS with single sign-on options.
Table of contents
- Unit 1: Prehistory and the Formation of Civilization, 40,000 BCE – 4000 BCE
- Unit 2: The Preclassic West, 4000 BCE – 1000 BCE
- Unit 3: Formation of the Western Mediterranean to the Classic Era, 3000 BCE – 100 CE
- Unit 4: Ancient Persia and Classic Greece, 3000 BCE – 300 BCE
- Unit 5: Rome, 200 BCE – 200 CE
- Unit 6: Christianity and Late Antiquity, 200 CE – 800 CE
- Unit 7: Early Medieval Europe, 800-1200
- Unit 8: Renewal and Crisis in the Medieval West, 1200-1500
- Unit 9: Renaissance and Reformation, 1450-1650
- Unit 10: Early Modern Europe, 1550-1750
- Unit 11: Europe and Early Imperialism, 1550-1800
- Unit 12: Enlightenment Europe and Nationalism, 1750-1850
- Unit 13: New Age of Imperialism, 1850-1914
- Unit 14: Globalization, Crisis and War in the Early 20th Century, 1890-1945
- Unit 15: Decolonization and Cold War, 1945-1980
- Unit 16: The Challenge of New Globalism to the West, 1945-present