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World History I

This survey course will begin with the development and contributions of the ancient river civilizations and continue with a study of ancient Greece and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. A look at ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures ushers in a study of world religions. Students will finish this course by examining the rise of feudalism and chivalry in the Middle Ages. The historical narrative is supplemented by the use of art, architecture, and literature, including field trips to museums in Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
Throughout the course, students are introduced to the skills practiced by historians. They learn the art of taking notes from a textbook, writing analytical essays containing strong thesis statements, and relevant examples, writing a three to five-page research paper. Students will also learn how to interpret primary sources and analyze maps and data.

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Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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