This class forms the second stage of Live Oak’s three-year history cycle. It will cover World History, with an emphasis on Western History, from the Fall of Rome through the French Revolution. The Middle Ages will be studied in the first semester and the beginning of Modernity (Renaissance, Reformation, Revolution) in the second semester. This study of history often runs parallel to what the students will be reading in language arts and will help to illumine it. In addition, students will read four historical novels to enrich their understanding of the time period being studied. This year’s geography lessons will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Some independent research will be required for projects and oral presentation; students will be directed to useful websites and provided with library books.