High School Curriculum

History Courses

Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment and employs the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities.

History courses typically follow the pattern below. However, in some cases, your student’s counselor may assign an alternative history course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements.

World Geography

1 credit - available as an Honor course
Grades 9-10; available to grades 11-12 upon counselor approval

The perfect map for learning about world geography, this course sends students off on a journey of discovery. Through the use of interactive lessons and geographic tools like maps, graphs, and charts, students will travel to every continent to learn about the land and its people.

Traveling the globe has never been more interactive. World Geography will take students across the U.S. and to the very ends of the earth to learn about the physical geography of each region, its culture and society, and its economics and politics. By looking at the history and implications for the future, students will develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skill while getting a comprehensive view of the world in which they live.


Topics explored:

  • Geography Defined
  • Humans & Their Environment
  • North America
  • Central America, South America & the Caribbean
  • Oceania, Australasia & Antarctica (Honor course only)
  • Europe & the Balkans
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • North Africa & Southwest Asia
  • Central, South, East & Southeast Asia

World History

1 credit - available as an Honor course
Grades 9-10; available to grades 11-12 upon counselor approval

This interactive world history course explores history from ancient agricultural societies to today's global community. World history covers a broad spectrum of topics that explore the politics, religions, wars, economics, technology, and institutions that shaped the past into the future.

Students in this technology-rich history course will gain a broad perspective on how human society has been affected by and will continue to be influenced by the past as they make their way through time. Lessons examine a diverse mix of topics including the origin of man and ancient civilizations, the Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Mongols, the Revolutionary era, the Industrial Age, and the tumultuous era of the two World Wars.

Per counselor approval, students can take AP World History instead of World History.

Topics explored:

  • The Beginnings of Human Society
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • The Medieval World
  • Renaissance & Reformation
  • Growth of World Empires
  • The Age of Revolution
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • World Wars

U.S. History

1 credit – available as an Honor course
Grade 11

Help your students develop a deep sense of pride and understanding as they follow the history of America from settlement through the battle for independence, and from industrialization through its impact on the world today as a global power.

Your students will follow in the footsteps of America's earliest explorers as they go back in time to discover the roots of this nation, chronicle its development, and examine the events that marked turning points in its becoming a global power. Lessons include instruction on the foundation of the Republic, its relationship with England, the Continental Congress, the slave trade, regional lifestyles across the country, the Depression of the thirties, industrialization, the Vietnam conflict, and America today.

Per counselor approval, students can take AP U.S. History instead of U.S. History.


Topics explored:

  • Foundations of the American Republic
  • The Constitutional Government
  • National Expansion
  • A Nation Divided
  • At Home & Abroad
  • Peace & Global Conflict
  • A Nation at War
  • Contemporary America


0.5 Credit
Grade 12

Prepare your students for life after high school with this comprehensive course that helps them understand their government, governments around the world, and the interaction between politics and the international community.

Give your students the understanding they will need to become citizens with this comprehensive and practical government course. Lessons include an overview of the American government and other governments around the world, the background of the American Party system, and a brief history of types of previous governments the world has seen. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the world in which they live including politics both nationally and internationally.

This course does not meet history graduation requirements.

Topics explored:

  • Exploring Governments
  • American Government
  • Political Parties in America
  • History of Governments
  • A Christian & His Government


0.5 Credit
Grade 12

This course explores the many facets of America's government. Lessons cover the fundamental values and principles, rights, responsibilities, and limits, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, the role of the president, lawmakers, and judges, state government, taxation, diversity, and the role of religion in our government. The course encourages students to understand the present system in America by looking at the past.

This course has no required purchases.


Topics explored:

  • A New Nation
  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Branches of Government
  • The Electoral College System
  • Political Parties
  • Political Policy
  • Government by the People
  • Interest Groups

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