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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Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218
15 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
King Henry VIII was the first European ruler to embrace Protestantism as the religion of his state—right? A crash Course World History video takes viewers through the influence of Martin Luther's 95 Theses in Europe, discussing the...
How World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
World History Medieval and Early Modern Times
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
A slew of graphic organizers, worksheets, and student activities are packaged here for your world history pupils. From comparing and contrasting the Qur'an and Sunnah, studying cultural diffusion across eastern nations, or examining the...
The Rise of the West and Historical Methodology: Crash Course World History
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
There are many ways to analyze a civilization's failure or success. Learn about the different perspective with which one can view Western civilization, including economics, politics, or narrative.
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions
3rd - 12th CCSS: Designed
Have you ever noticed a news story revolves around an essential question? Scholars research methods of reporting historical events. Working in groups, they use an interactive module to gather information on a historical topic, uncovering...
World History of Colonial America 1497 - 1763
6 mins 9th - 12th
A fast-paced history of the colonization of North America takes viewers through almost 300 years of world history in just over six minutes! The major explorations, first settlements, and claims of land made by a variety of countries are...
Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does a civilization need a state to be considered a civilization? High schoolers learn about the nomads, barbarians, and hill people of ancient history and the qualities of their existence that may have been considered a civilization...
The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Middle East during the Bronze Age was made up of many different civilizations, but based on economic, trade, and familial connections, one could consider the region as its own civilization. Learn more about the Middle East during the...
Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Malthus posed the most famous, and most easily disproven, theory about projected population growth in economic history. What did he get wrong—and why? Explore the Malthusian Theory of Population with a Crash Course video that...
Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans cannot survive without water, and neither can civilizations. A brief history of ancient civilizations and their dependence on—and management of—water demonstrates how states either flourish or flail based on the availability of...
Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229
16 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Dutch East India Company flourish while other trade companies floundered? Learn more about the ways that the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or the VOC, used interest rates, monopolization, and violence to maintain their...
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.