Human civilization has been around for approximately six thousand years – give or take a few. In that time, as you can imagine, an enormous amount has happened! A firm grasp of global history can have enormous benefits, both in academics and in life. With a world globalizing faster than ever, even if you never come in touch with people from other parts of the world much, chances are your children probably will. In the New York area, especially, the substantial international community makes it more likely that a grasp of world history will come in handy sooner or later. Events like the Tiananmen Square massacres, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, and the fall of the Berlin Wall are part of basic cultural literacy, and understanding them means that you’ll be able to interact with people from all over the world with an idea of what events are resonating in their recent past.
Fortunately, on the high school level, at least, global history or world history courses usually follow a “survey” approach – that is to say, they are broad but not deep. They cover the major happenings in multiple areas rather than focusing in on one region in particular. This is a good thing for the student, because you could spend multiple lifetimes and still not be an expert on the history of every part of the world! At Ascent Tutors we have multiple history tutors who specialize in different parts of the globe, as well as generalists who are capable of helping you or your child through a basic world history course. Give us a call today if you’re ready to get started!