World History Teacher Resources

Conquer world history with confidence using our collection of resources, covering everything from ancient nations and innovations to the development of western thought, major leaders, world wars, influential thinkiers, religions, and globalization in the modern world.
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Ancient Civilizations: Crash Course History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Never before have ancient civilizations been so clearly described in such succinct video segments...and here are six of them for your World History students! Persians, Greeks, Buddhists, Romans, and more! Watch as John Green delves into...
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Medieval Times

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Delve into the times of knights, feudalism, the Black Death, and royal courts with a collection of resources for the middle ages. It includes lessons, project ideas, and helpful materials for augmenting your world history unit.
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Money and Debt: Crash Course World History 202

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adam Smith contended that people are inherently drawn to creating a medium of exchange to make barter easier. A Crash Course World History video takes high schoolers through the creation and implementation of currency, and asks them to...
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Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can climate change contribute to political unrest? Explore this intriguing question with a video from Crash Course World History that examines the Little Ice Age from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, particularly in the...
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Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who is to blame for widespread famine? Crash Course World History guides high schoolers through a video about droughts, famines, and whether the weather or human activity is at fault for each.
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War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does war hinder the growth of nation-states, or does it facilitate development? A video from Crash Course World History examines this question in the context of Latin America, particularly how the lack of international war in Central and...
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2017 AP® World History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Religion and politics have a complicated history. How were they intertwined with wealth in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages? Learners explore the question using a prompt based on primary sources. Other activities allow individuals to...
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Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World War I was one of the more complicated and complex conflicts of the twentieth century—but who started it? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History ponders whether Germany, Austria, or Russia were to blame for...
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The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the most enduring monuments to Muslim history in the world, the Taj Mahal, was built during the rule of the Mughal Empire. Learn more about the Mongolian and Persian history of the Mughal Empire, including the historical...
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War and Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is aggression part of human nature? What about warfare? Crash Course World History takes high schoolers through the anthropological perspective of war, as well as the philosophical and biological points of view, and explores whether or...
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War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can war be an indication of a growing civilization? Crash Course World History explores the ways that wealth and power work together to form and defend empires throughout the history of mankind.
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Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is flipping a switch and lighting up a room normal or miraculous? It depends where—and when—you live. Crash Course World History covers historical uses of energy, current uses of energy, and the possible future uses of energy with an...
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How World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand significant enough to begin the First World War? Crash Course World History provides a video that covers the events of July and August 1914, including the political implications of...
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Asian Responses to Imperialism: Crash Course World History #213

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World history is full of the glorious fanfare of the expansion of Western civilization, but was it perceived that way by the Eastern hemisphere? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History to learn more about how Western...
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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Reluctance to accept new technology is not a unique attribute to the 21st century. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the rollout of the transcontinental railroad during the Industrial Revolution, and whether or...
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Charles V and the Holy Roman Empire: Crash Course World History #219

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles V was the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire during its (arguably) most tumultuous period: the Protestant Reformation. Examine Charles V's rise to power, lofty objectives, and ultimate failure with a video from Crash Course World...
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World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History #220

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the role of food in World War II? Examine Japan and Germany's pursuit of autarky and the acquisition of resources with a Crash Course World History video, which also addresses the varying ways that countries fighting in World...
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Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is violence inevitable, or can peace overcome war? A Crash Course World History discusses how Leo Tolstoy influenced Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent resistance against British Imperialism, and how Gandhi's example became a model for...
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Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When your class thinks of medieval history, they probably think of European castles and knights. But they may not know that the Heian period in Japan, which coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, saw a significant development in...
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The Vikings! - Crash Course World History 224

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The only thing your high schoolers may know about Vikings is that they wore horns on their helmets—and according to a Crash Course World History video, that's not even true! Watch a short description of Vikings as tradesmen rather than...
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Congo and Africa's World War: Crash Course World History 221

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Clarify the history and conditions of modern-day Africa with a video by Crash Course World History. As high schoolers learn about Joseph-Desire Mobutu, the Rwandan Genocide, and the first democratic election in the Democratic Republic of...
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Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The pupils in your class have never known a time without constant conflict between the countries in the Middle East. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the history of the Israeli/Palestine situation, the battle...
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Iran's Revolutions: Crash Course World History 226

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1979 Iranian Revolution changed the identity of Iran, and in many ways, the Middle East as a whole. High schoolers learn more about the Persian region, history, and government in a brief but explanatory video from Crash Course World...
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Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is democracy on the rise, or is it declining worldwide? Take a look at Crash Course World History's take on the state of global democracy when compared to the governments of Singapore, China