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History Classes


Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username & password created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments & Supplies: Binders and notebooks will be handed out as needed for organizing course work. Homework is assigned on our interactive course forums. Class supplies required will be posted on the forum throughout the year.


Ancient World History (3rd - 6th) (Tues & Thurs 12:35 - 1:55 PM)

Students will learn about customs, famous places and events of early civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, India, China, Greece, and Rome. 

Assignments include reading ancient stories, myths, coloring pages, map work and timelines for the class, groups, and pairs. Hands-on crafts and activities will bring each civilization alive! At the year’s end, we will put together a time capsule. 

Students will label cities, rivers, and countries on maps of ancient times and compare them to modern-day maps. Most lessons are designed for one sitting. Ancient history is arranged by region. For example, we finish Egypt before covering China, even though these civilizations overlap in time.


Book to Purchase: The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (2004 or newer edition)



Ancient World History (7th - 12th) (Tues & Thurs 2:00 - 2:55 PM) (1 Credit for High School)

Students will study the beginnings of early civilizations through the fall of the Western Roman Empire from 6,000 BC {BCE} to 500 AD (CE).

Students will analyze the cultural, economic, geographical, historical, and political foundations for early civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, India, China, Greece, and Rome. 

This concentrated survey of world history and geography is designed to help students think like historians and cartographers focusing on historical concepts in order to build a foundational understanding of the world. 

This course will also teach students about the historical context of ancient and major world religions

Appropriate primary sources have been embedded in the course in order to deepen the understanding of world history and geography. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of government, including the beginning of democratic practices.

Readings, class discussions, research, and hands-on projects of key themes, topics, people, places, and events in history.


Book to Purchase: The History of the World, 6th Edition