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Republic of the Philippines

Main Campus I, Batangas City



WORLD HISTORY 1 (SS 5) 3 units/ 54 hrs
2nd Semester, AY 2011-2012

A university which shapes a global Filipino imbued with moral courage nurtured

through values and excellent education.

Batangas State University is committed to implement its mandates of quality and

excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and efficiency and
effectiveness through instruction, research, extension and production to meet the growing
needs of the country and the world for globally competitive and morally upright
professionals, scientists, technologists, technicians, skilled workers and entrepreneurs.

Core Values
• Peace and Spirituality
• Commitment to Excellent Service
• Human Dignity and Empowerment
• Transparency, Honesty and Accountability
• Team Work and Harmony
• Concern for the Environment

CTE Goal
The College of Teacher Education (CTE) aims to develop future elementary,

secondary and technology teachers who are imbued with the idealism of the humanist, with
a sense of respect for the advancement of Philippine life and culture, and with a genuine
desire to facilitate learning and be conveyors of knowledge and values in all disciplines.

Course Description
A study of the importance of social, political and economic history of the world from

ancient time to the present. It also identifies and analyzes the major contributions of the great
civilizations, emergence of nations, geographical and industrial discoveries and other
elements/ factors that have shaped contemporary way of life.

I. Introduction
II. The Earth and Its Beginnings
III. The Rise of Ancient Civilizations
IV. Medieval Civilizations/ The Middle Ages
V. Early American Civilizations
VI. Emergence of the Modern World

Course Objectives

The course will help the student to:

1. To be familiar with the different civilizations and cultures that have evolved through

time and identify the major contributions of great civilization that have shaped the

contemporary way of life.

2. To identify the major socio-cultural, political and economic contributions to great

civilizations to the contemporary world.

3. To develop appreciation of the various aspects of historical achievements that shaped

contemporary way of life.

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4. Analyze the role of geography in the developments of the early civilizations.

5. Evaluate the contributions of the people who laid the foundations of early civilizations.

6. Predict the outcome of abuse of power, corruption, and decline of morals of leaders

and their effects on the peace and progress of the country.

7. Analyze the teachings of the Christian church.

8. Describe the feudal system and its social, cultural, economic, political and military


9. Appreciate the improvements made in the political, economic, social and intellectual

life of people in towns and cities.

10.Prepare critical analysis of the various works of art during renaissance.

Course Requirements
1. Regular class attendance.
2. Class involvement through participation in activities.
3. Presentation of individual/ group reports.
4. Passing grades in major examinations/ quizzes.
5. Submission of projects and research work.

Grading System
The criteria for grading are as follows:
60% major examinations- Prelims, Midterm, Semi-Final, Final
40% class standing- assignments/ projects (10%), oral report and class participation
(15%), attendance (5%), quizzes (10%)

Tentative Class Schedule
Week Topic Strategies

1 Orientation, and finalization of schedule and Norms of
Overview of the course

o History as a discipline
o Approaches to the study of history
o Relationship of history with other sciences
o Importance of studying history

Library research
Open discussion

2 The Earth and its beginning
o The beginnings of the earth
o Discovery of early humans
o The appearance of the homo sapiens
o Emergence of the civilizations

Library research
Panel discussion

Map reading
Preparation of reports

3 The Rise of Civilization/ Ancient Civilizations
A. Early civilization in the East

o Tigris and Euphrates Valley
o Fertile Crescent

Cooperative learning
Internet surfing

4 o Nile Valley
o Ancient kingdom and Empire

Cooperative learning activity

5 o Political institution
o Religion, system of beliefs
o Contribution to civilization

Review and Preliminary Examination

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B. Early civilization in the West
o Ancient Greece
o The beginnings of Greece
o The early culture of the Greek people
o The Greek city-states
o Sparta
o Athens

The Persian Invasions
The Peloponnesians Wars
The Macedonian and the conquest of Alexander the

Internet surfing

Open discussion

Group discussion

Film viewing
(Helen of troy and 300)

8 Ancient Rome
The beginnings of Rome
Rome as a Republic and Empire
Early Christianity
Roman Contribution to Civilization

Map reading
Cooperative learning

Research on Pax Romana

9 Review and Midterm Examination

Byzantine Empire
System of Laws and Government
Arts and culture
The coming of Barbarians

Group Discussion
Comparing and Contrasting

10 C. Flowering of African Civilization
o Early Africa
o Kingdom in West Africa
o Ghana, Mali, Songhai

Internet surfing
Library research

11 D. Medieval civilization
o The church and the medieval life
o The church and Charlemagne
o The rise of Islam

Role playing
Film viewing

Comparing and contrasting

12 E. Feudalism
o The feudal system, chivalry
o The rise of towns and cities
o The decline of feudalism

Group discussion
Lecture and analysis

13 F. Early American civilization
Early Kingdom and Empire
Aztec, Maya, and Inca

Open discussion

Review and Semi-Finals Examination


G. Emergence of modern world
o Renaissance
o The Italian renaissance
o The northern renaissance
o Contribution to civilization

The protestant reformation
The catholic counter reformation

Internet surfing
Group discussion

Open discussion

16 H. Geographical Exploration/European Colonization
o Early explorations

Film showing

17 I. Overseas Empires
o Impacts on Multi-ethnic

Map reading

18 J. Current issues Open discussion
Review and Final Examination

A History of the World, Marvin Perry

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