Dear Fellow H-Worlders,
I am seeking out your expert opinions on whether a course that is structured in the following way could still (in 2018) be considered world history:
Topic 1: The emergence and expansion of Islam to c. 1500
Topic 2: Indian history to c. 1700
Topic 3: African history to c. 1700
Topic 4: North and East Asian history to c. 1700
Topic 5: European history to 1450
Topic 6: European western expansion and it impact on civilizations of Central and South America
Topic 7: Renaissonce and the Reformation in Europe
Topic 8: Scientific Revolutionand the Enlightenment in Europe
The following are from the World History I scope and sequence from the new - January 11, 2018 - draft of the "Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework" and they are nearly identical to the old standards from 2003.
Link to standards: http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/StandardsReview/hss.html
Link to public comment: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Public-Comment-Draft-History-and-Social-Science-Framework-2018
My two thoughts: 1) this is a world civ course and 2) this is a West and the Rest course too.
So what do fellow H-Worlders think?