WORLD STUDIES from 1000 B.C. to 1750: Ancient Civilizations Through the First Global Age – World Studies is an examination of the major political, social, economic and cultural events and trends that shaped the world from 1000 B.C. through 1750. Students begin the four-year historical sequence with the study of the ancient world. This study incorporates each of the seven Ohio Academic Content Standards into the chronology. Students learn that each historic event is shaped by its geographic setting, culture of the people, economic conditions, governmental decisions and citizen action. Students also expand their command of the social studies skills and methods.