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 Teachers 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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World History Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What do the members of your class already know about world history? This is a fabulous pre-assessment that will illustrate the varying levels of general world history knowledge among your young historians that you can use to inform your...
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World History Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed...
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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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World History Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions regarding topics in world history. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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World History Timeline Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using and online tool called TimeRime, class members create timelines that include what they consider to be the top 10 most important events from the first semester of world history. The first few pages of the assignment focus on how to...
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Disease! Crash Course World History 203

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
International exploration and trade have largely carved out the world we know now. However, these historical movements often contributed to widespread pandemics of diseases, including the Bubonic Plague and other regional illnesses that...
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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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Islam and Politics: Crash Course World History 216

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Islamism, not to be mistaken for the religion of Islam itself, defines a government that uses Islam as its basis. A Crash Course World History video discusses the historical spread of Islam in context with the political presence of...
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Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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World History Medieval and Early Modern Times

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
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...
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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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2018 AP® World History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How were the development of railroads critical to the rise of empires? Scholars delve into the relationship between the two using a documents-based question from College Board. Other prompts explore ideas such as nomadic and sedentary...
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World History Test, Unit 3

For Students 7th - 10th
It's test day! Keep your historians from groaning by using a straightforward format like this world history unit exam. Students answer 30 multiple choice questions and 1 essay prompt about the Renaissance, the Black Death, and the...
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The Rise of the West and Historical Methodology: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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People in World History Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 7 multiple choice questions regarding noteworthy people in world history.
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International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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World History People Review

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical...
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World History Worksheet #8

For Students 5th - 8th
What customs did the Ancient Aztecs practice? In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Aztec culture. A short answer question at the...
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World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
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...
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War Consumes Europe

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as...
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Famous Structures of World History

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars analyze primary sources. In this architecture lesson plan, students review ancient civilizations as they examine photographs of famous world structures.
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9th grade World History

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students identify famous structures. In this primary source analysis worksheet, students investigate selected photographs from the Library of Congress archives and identify the structures pictured as well as the civilizations that built...
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Aboriginal Web Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore world history by participating in a web design activity. In this aboriginal history lesson, students discuss the different jobs associated with designing a web site and identify the types of media that are often shown on...
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World History of Colonial America 1497 - 1763

For Teachers 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...
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World History Final Exam Review

For Students 8th - 11th
Practice makes perfect! Set up your historians for success by giving them a review sheet before the big test. In this review, students utilize a list of 100 terms, events, and people in order to prepare themselves to take a final exam....
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Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
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.
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World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations

For Teachers 6th Standards
Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.
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World History and Geography: The Chinese During Medieval Times 600-1300 A.D.

For Teachers 7th Standards
The Great Wall may be one of the most famous pieces of architecture of all time. Teach seventh graders the history behind its construction, the importance of dynasties, and all about ancient Chinese civilization through a series of 20...
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World History and Geography: The Mayan Civilization

For Teachers 7th Standards
Do you want to implement technological skills along with social studies concepts but don't know how? Then this plan was made for you! Sixth graders storyboard and present a multimedia presentation to their class while also learning...
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How Did the Unification of Germany Change the Course of World History?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a nice guided notes worksheet on Otto von Bismarck, which details Bismarck's plan to unify Germany, as well as asks learners to analyze his motivations and overall impact.
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World History Worksheet # 7 Questions

For Students 6th - 8th
What do we know about the ancient Mayan civilization? In this world history activity, middle schoolers utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases pertaining to the Mayan and Olmec to answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions about the...
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The Age of Chivalry: Feudalism and Society

For Students 6th - 10th
If your historians think chivalry is dead, try this worksheet to remind them of its fascinating origins. As pupils read chapter 13 in the McDougal Littell text, World History (attached in case you don't have a class set), they complete...
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AP World History Unit Test Chapters 8-15

For Students 9th - 12th
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam worksheet, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters...
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World History Games

For Students 6th - 12th
Prior to beginning a world history unit, introduce your class members to the essential questions and information included in the unit with a series of interactive learning games. Thirty-four topics are covered, from the Foundations of...
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Review of World History I for Lifeskills Students

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders play a Jeopardy style game to review World History. In teams, 9th graders choose a category and a value for their question. Students are given an answer, and they give the correct question to match the answer.
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World History and Geography: The Sumerians

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sometimes sixth graders may learn about a time in ancient history, but never get a grasp of the geography. This plan will ensure that doesn't happen. It includes 18 tasks that build on each other to enhance learning about ancient...
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WWI for World History Honors

For Teachers 10th
Using a textbook, learners will examine various aspects related to the Triple Alliance of WWI. They complete a series of handouts, engage in a class discussion, and interpret a map showing both the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente....
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Geography and World History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students build off of their current knowledge of geography and world history, while being introduced to new concepts and ideas.
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World History: Chronology

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners examine periods of time throughout world history. In this time chronology lesson plan, students read and create time lines. Learners complete a variety of activities involving the ordering of events in time. 
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Grade 10 History Unit 1 Test Review (1900-1929)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this world history review instructional activity, learners define and identify the 50 people and events listed on the instructional activity associated with the 1920's and World War I.
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World War II: Germany

For Students 7th - 12th
In this world history worksheet, students learn about Nazi Germany during World War II. They then use the information they learned to solve the 10 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners research cuneiform and hieroglyphics from the internet and use educational software to create their own cuneiform tablet in this excellent World History lesson. The use of the computer software program Inspiration 7.5 is...
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Life in a box: world history content

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. In this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
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World History/Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students write a poem discussing the courage, dignity, and hope of the Afghan Students. The poem consists of at least 12 lines. The poem should be illustrated on poster board using images from the magazines.
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World History Fall Final: Ancient History to the American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A variety of topics and activities make up this presentation, which prompts viewers to answer questions from the Stone Age to the American Revolution. Note: You may find some slides more useful and pertinent than others.
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Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.
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Linking Important Geographic Sites To World History

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the importance of geography as it relates to significant events or periods in world history, especially that which pertains to Europe and the United States. They access websites imbedded in this plan to do their...
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Teaching World History Through Literature

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. In this World War II lesson, 9th graders read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood or When My Name Was Keoko. Students write book reviews...
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Africa Speaks Out; A World History Lesson on the Effects of Colonialism on Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study the effects of colonialism on Africa. For this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze...
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Getting to the Core: Globalization

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How have advances in technology and communication changed our world? That is the questions that world history students contemplate as they examine a series of primary and secondary source materials 
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Venice and the Ottoman Empire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your...
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The French Revolution: Crash Course

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An episode from a world history video playlist on the French Revolution presents a very rapid review of the key events of the revolution. It then provides viewers with the narrator's rationale for considering the French Revolution more...
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The Many Different Sides of War

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover the effects of war on families as depicted in a drawing and sculpture.  In this World history lesson, students read a story of a family dealing with the aftermath of war.  Students construct a sculpture of a brave...
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World War II in Color, Part 1/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What were the Allied and Axis countries doing just before the start of World War II? Take a peek into American, British, Spanish and German life (among others) on the eve of the most destructive war in world history. This is part one in...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World

For Students 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
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WWII - Nazis Invade Russia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Leading the largest offensive in world history, three million German soldiers sneak into the Soviet Union, despite their peace agreement. Although they put up a valiant fight, the Soviet Union was losing its troops.
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Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
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Egypt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This six-week unit encompasses all subjects with a focus study on world history and the development of ancient civilizations. As gifted and talented students dive into the interesting yet challenging topic of Egypt, they think critically...
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The Contributions of Female Explorers

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history. Are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify...
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How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...
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Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography 2008

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Test your learners on their knowledge of world history and geography. In this global history and geography standardized test, class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them...
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Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2009

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their...
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Digital History

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze different types of photographs. In this Digital Records lesson, 10th graders create a digital history of a specific topic in World History. Students present their story boards to the class. 
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Coups and Revolutions Quiz 1

For Students 6th - 12th
In this coups and revolutions worksheet, students complete short answer questions about world history and their coups and revolutions. Students answer 10 short answer questions.
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The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905: A Turning Point in Japanese History, World History, and How War is Conveyed to the Public

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The big question: How did Russo-Japanese War imagery and the press influence Japanese perception of the war? Learners consider this big question as they compare and contrast various artistic media from the period. The lesson is...
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World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
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The French Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Plenty of events and attitudes incited the French Revolution. Your class will learn all about the causes, effects, and changes that took place during and after this war. Each slide is put together in an easy-to-follow fashion, with...
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Comparative Religions: Islam

For Students 7th - 10th
Engage theologians through online text resources during this comparative religions activity. Designed to interact with the online Glencoe text World History, there are many free tools on this site that stand alone. Scholars read the...
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My Secret War: The WWII Diary of Madeline Beck: Lesson 11

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore world history by participating in a class game. In this propaganda lesson, 5th graders identify Madeline Beck and the role women played during World War II. Students create fictitious propaganda posters and...
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World History: Legacy of the Conquistadors.

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the influence of the Spanish conquistadors on ancient South American Cultures. In four separate lessons, they discover the relationships of Cortes and the Aztecs, Pizarro and the Incas, Orellana and the Amazons, and...
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Middle Ages: Lesson 14

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore World History by answering discussion questions. In this middle ages lesson, 6th graders read several sentences describing life during Medieval times which have grammatical errors and need to be corrected. Students...
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Representing History: North Korea - Behind the Wire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This unit focuses on the differences between North and South Korea as they are seen from an American point of view. Learners view the Frontline documentary, "North Korea Suspicious Minds," complete a series of handouts, read a variety of...
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Placing Events on a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Put important events in chronological order with a lesson about timelines. With a variety of topics stemming from world history, the packet of worksheets provides analytical activity for learners to decide where certain events fall...
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Treaty of Versailles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While the Treaty of Versailles was originally aimed at breaking the Central Powers apart, it only sparked Germany's desire for revenge. Show an informative video as your world history class begins to learn about World War II. 
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Ancient Athens Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Mixing modern day footage with beautifully animated reconstructions, this History Channel video focuses on the Acropolis, the high point, or citadel, of Athens. A great introduction to this wonder of the ancient world for your world...
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Outbreak of World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A string of short video clips, images and maps designed to introduce your class to the First World War, also known as WWI. World history changed forever when Germany declared war on Russia and France in August of 1914. Create interest...
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Buddha and Ashoka

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode...
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Wait for It...The Mongols!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While many may imagine the Mongols stereotypically as a barbarian and brutal people, Mr. Green invites his audiences to consider the complexity and impact of this once great empire. This episode covers the benefits, consequences, and...
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Feudal Japan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
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Propaganda During World War 1 - Opening Pandora's Box

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Win a war by owning the hearts and minds of those at home. Scholars research the use of propaganda by all nations involved in World War I. Using a short video clip, class members analyze the impact of government messages during the first...
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Mannerism (1520-1600)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young artists are immersed into the tranformative world of Manneristic Art and Architecture during the Renaissance in this vivid presentation. Providing not only clear and concise charactertistics of Mannerism but examples of many...
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The Godfather of Modern Espionage - Sidney Reilly

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
So shadowy a figure that photographs do not even exist, Sidney Reilly is known as the Godfather of Modern Espionage. While historians do not have a photo of him, reports of his secretive adventures influenced the creator of the James...
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Parthenon

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore he purposes of the Parthenon.  For this World History lesson, 9th graders create a complete picture of the Parthenon.  Students research one aspect of the structure and report their findings back to the class.
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Fall of Rome the Roman Empire... in the 15th Century

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What caused, and when was, the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out why the narrator argues the date to be around the middle of the 15th century, or in some ways, to this very day. The video covers Roman efforts to incorporate Germanic...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Three major faith traditions have shaped world history: Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Using secondary sources from textbooks, as well as primary source documents, such as Aztec legends, pupils explore the interplay of these...
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Revolt! Comparing Historical Revolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What elements are needed to have a revolution? How do historical revolutions from across the globe and generations compare with one another? This is an excellent activity that incorporates group work, source analysis, and an engaging...
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Engineering an Empire - Egypt - Part 1/10

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Imagine building a 49 foot dam with no cranes, trucks, or earth-movers. Narrated by Peter Weller, part one of a 10-part History Channel series on the feats of early Egyptian engineers, looks at the first dam in recorded world history....
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Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines...
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Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
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The Dutch

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in...
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Early Modern Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether you are teaching an art class or world history class, this presentation will appeal to viewers' creative minds and receptive eyes. With brief explanations on Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and Bauhaus as representations...
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What Hate Can Do - The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This excellent presentation should lead to an increased understanding of what the Holocaust was all about, and why Hitler persecuted the Jewish people as he did. Some shocking photographs are incorporated into the presentation, as are...
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Civilizations of the Ancient Near East

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate ancient civilizations by creating a research project.  In this world history lesson, 6th graders investigate historic civilizations developed close to important rivers of the near East.  Students create a...
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Fall Of The Roman Empire

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders make a hypothesis about the fall of the Roman Empire and then read data sets that show what really happened. In this Roman Empire lesson plan, 6th graders can revise their hypothesis as they read and then explain what...
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World History: Extreme Global Makeover

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries...
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World History/Current Events Activity

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners define the term terrorist, and examine how terrorist methods are used to promote fear and endanger the lives of innocent individuals. They analyze why President Bush has declared war on terrorism, and write essays on terrorism.
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The Persians

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the Persians. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Nationalism in North Africa and the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Africa and the Middle East are the focus of this Social Studies PowerPoint. After viewing many slides that are packed with historical facts, viewers answer questions such as, "How was the struggle for independence in Algeria different...
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Travel Diary

For Teachers 10th
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
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Feudal Powers in Japan

For Teachers 10th - 11th
One of the most intriguing eras in world history was the shift to Feudalism in Japan. Examine the causes and effects of Japan's religion, culture, borrowing from China, and rise to Feudalism. Facts are given about the Shogunate, Samauri,...
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Gandhi Speech Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore non-violent protest in this social values and world history lesson. After viewing the movie Gandhi, and discussing important events in Gandhi's life, young orators write a speech defending Gandhi's position on the value of...
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World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales...
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its...
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How have world religions shaped who I am today?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history. They analyze the roles and contributions of individuals and groups in cultural and religious practices and activities.
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World War I WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners reflect on the events before, during and after World War I.  In this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
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How have world religions shaped who I am today?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history. They brainstorm ideas about what they think about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Judaism, or...
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Taking the Witness Stand

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify a pivotal event in world history that they would have liked to have witnessed. They then research this event and write a first-person account of it as if they had been present. Their first-prerson account is modeled...
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Mystic Lands: Maya: Messages in Stone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore an ancient Mayan city. In this world history lesson, students watch a video about the ancient Mayan civilization, discussing information prior to and after watching the video. Students then come to understand more about...
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Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson plan, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American...
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The French Revolution

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the events leading up to the French Revolution. In this World History instructional activity, 10th graders participate in a class discussion as the teacher shares a Powerpoint presentation, then the students rewrite...
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Introduction to the Civilization of Ancient Greece

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore Greece. In this introduction to ancient Greece lesson, students locate and circle the names of the bodies of water surrounding Greece, then underline the names of important cities in Greece on a world map displayed on a...
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A Golden Age: Three West African Empires

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms.  In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.  Students present their kingdom to the class.
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Lesson Plan on Making a World History Timeline

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine and discuss the concept of chronological order. They research an assigned continent and construct a chronological timeline using a list of historic events.
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Ancient Athens Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The History ChannelÕs celebration of Greek World History Week begins with a look at Athens. Burned by invading Persians and reconstructed by Pericles, the animated reconstructions let viewers tour this most famous city of the ancient...
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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Prepping for a World War I Test

For Teachers 10th
Review your WWI unit with this helpful resource. Young historians group up, complete a series of web-based activities, take a pop quiz, and examine the contents of a trunk considering items that would be most important during WWI. The...
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The Fall of Rome and the Beginning of the Middle Ages

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A major turning point in world history is the focus of this presentation. Rome has fallen, and with its descent comes the Dark Ages. With pictures, maps, and important information about the Middle Ages, this slideshow would be a great...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A great background for a study on Judaism, the Old Testament, or world history, this presentation on the ancient Middle East is thorough and engaging. Viewers will appreciate the clear maps and vivid photographs as they explore the world...
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The Aztec Empire

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars categorize aspects of Aztec culture. They use paragraph information to complete a chart categorizing economic, political, and religious aspects of Aztec culture. They read an article titled "An Aztec Merchant," and...
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Perseverance: Keep Going

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Kids evaluate world history events that show perseverance by creating artistic images. They investigate historic photographs and images which conjure up the feelings of perseverance, then utilize acrylic paints to capture the essence of...
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Food Today, Freedom Tomorrow

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the leadership decisions at the end of WWII.  In this World History lesson, 11th graders examine leadership decisions made by President Truman and General George C. Marshall.  Students interpret primary documents...
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Eisenhower's Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Good for setting the context for 20th century foreign policy issues, these slides describe key points in Latin America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Europe. US or World History classes will appreciate the concise list on each...
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European History

For Students 5th
In this world history worksheet , 5th graders look for information related to the history of Europe. They view the facts from a map and apply them to different activities.
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Ancient Greece

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece lesson, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Students view a video about Greece and...
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What Do You Know About.....?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discover biographies and study a historically famous person.  In this World history lesson, students research a man or woman that had an important impact on history.  Young scholars write a short biography of their chosen...
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Zoom-In on Ancient Greece

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate World history by analyzing photographs. In this Greek history lesson plan, students view a slide-show of images from Ancient Greece and discuss the imagery and what it represent. Students utilize the Internet to...
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South Carolina Voices: Lessons From the Holocaust

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore World History by researching the Holocaust. In this Nazi Germany lesson, students identify the ghettos and death camps that many Jewish civilians were sent to in order to be controlled and later killed. Students...
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Re-teach and Assess Mesoamerica: Lesson 15

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore world history by researching the geography of the Americas. In this ancient civilization lesson, 6th graders identify the Aztec people, their reign of power, and the location of their civilization. Students complete...
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Tang and Song Dynasties of China: Quiz

For Students 7th - 9th
Quizzes can be fun! Provide your class with the opportunity to show what they know about the Tang and Song Dynasties. There are eighteen multiple choice questions to be answered.
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Buddhism

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Pair this presentation about the tenets and philosophies of Buddhism with a lecture on world history or world religions.Viewers will appreciate the clarity of the information as well as the colorful maps and images that adorn each slide.
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Timeline Research Activity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore world history by creating a presentation of a famous person. Middle schoolers identify the uses of timelines and choose a person they would like to research. After utilizing the Internet to research their famous person, learners...
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The Reagan Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle-down economics. The video places a heavy emphasis on major economic shifts of the period and the lasting effects of...
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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Support your learners' understanding of Islam and the profound effect it has had on the development of our world community. In this episode of a fabulous history series, Green begins by describing the history of Mohammed, the founder of...
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The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 5/7

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ancient religious ceremony, dance, and song kept sacred and alive today in India, was established 1000 years ago in India's Golden Age. Metal casting, art, architecture, and the gods are the focus of episode five in this wonderful...
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Trek Across America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring a time machine into your classroom with this writing lesson, in which young writers project themselves back in time and have a variety of choices from that point forward. They either write a conversation with a historical figure,...
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Ancient Mesopotamia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Green provides an overview of Ancient Mesopotamia by examining the political structures and cultural beliefs of the region. The video reviews shifts in authority from religious to political leaders, as well as the influence of...
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The Agricultural Revolution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rather than simply define the agricultural revolution, invite your learners to consider the advantages and disadvantages that agriculture has brought to humanity as a whole. John Green begins this first episode of this series by...
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Chaucer's Wife of Bath

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A thorough and well-designed resource for older learners, this lesson focuses on Chaucer's character the Wife of Bath from his classic novel, The Canterbury Tales. As a way of understanding Chaucer's complex characterization and...
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Prometheus Bound: Rebel with a Cause

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you are teaching Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, you can't afford to miss this source. An extensive list of ideas outlines numerous discussion topics, writing prompts, comprehension questions, oral presentations, and projects. Have class...
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George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end...
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Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam IV

For Students 7th - 9th
Islam is one of the world major religions that has spread rapidly throughout the world. These comprehension questions require learners to have read text related to major Islamic contributions, the Muslim perspective on slavery, and the...
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What Were the Main Achievements of the Mayan Civilization?

For Students 7th - 10th
Guided reading questions can keep kids focused. Here they read about Mayan Civilization and then answer 9 fill-in-the-blank questions. They must use evidence from their readings to support their answers. The worksheet includes 3...
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The Great Pyramids of Egypt: A Photographic Journey

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore world history by examining images in a slide-show. In this Egypt history lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation which includes photographs and illustrations of the Great Pyramids. Students identify the...
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Comparative Essay: Tips for Timed Writing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This site provides a guideline for writing a comparative essay for the AP World History Test. It also provides practice exercises and samples.
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The Anne Frank Story

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What is genocide? Create timelines regarding the human genocide. Middle and high schoolers analyze information that requires them to consider links between Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. In groups, theydesign timelines that...
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President Barack Obama's Inauguration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
See history in the making as the United States' first African-American president, Barack Obama, is inaugurated. The initial swearing-in is followed by Obama's speech to the nation. Watch this clip in a US world history class when you are...
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The Kitchen Sink-N

For Students 9th - 12th
Challenge your learners with this trivia worksheet. They can use research techniques to find the answers to questions about famous poems, world history, and vocabulary terms.
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The "New" European Imperialism

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss European Imperialism using this resource. This is an online world history activity. Learners answer 20 questions regarding the new European Imperialism using drop-down menus to select their answers for each question. They can...
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Feudal Japan: A Flashcard Set

For Students 7th - 9th
Did someone just say flashcards? Your world history class can flash their way to test perfection with this set of printable flashcards related to the culture, politics, and key players of Feudal Japan. Tip: Have them test each other, or...
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Middle Ages: Lesson 5

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore World History by analyzing a picture book. In this middle ages lesson, 6th graders view the picture book Knights in Shining Armor and identify the tools of a medieval warrior. Students complete a worksheet based...
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Cortes & Montezuma Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about Cortes and Montezuma. A short answer question is included as well.
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The Fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian Tragedy of 1915

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian tragedy. In this world history lesson, students read handouts about both world history events and create presentations that feature the events.
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refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the massive immigration from Vietnam and Cambodia.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders examine the crisis that led to this immigration.  Students participate in a debate on whether the United States owes a...
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World War I Started Because I.M. A. D.U.N.C.E.

For Students 7th - 11th
In this causes of World War I study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in world history and then respond to 2 reflection questions.
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Dirk Williams and the Mirror of the Martyrs

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the person of Dirk Williams.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders analyze primary sources.  Students consider ways in which Anabaptist thought  and practiced. 
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Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on...
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Reformation and Counter-reformation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the major theologies and practices for major religions.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders describe the historical significance of key leaders and events.  Students analyze the changes over this time period. 
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It's Your Move

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study about the creation of a German village in South Korea for returning emigrants. They examine other cases of migration and relocation from modern world history.
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Acceptance of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze the impact of advances in genomics on individuals and society. In this World History instructional activity, 10th graders research a specific country from the European Union. Students create a presentation on this...
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The 1848 Revolution, the Second Reich, and the First World War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the events that led up to World War I.  In this World History lesson, students read an article on Germany and World War I, then answer four study questions and write an essay about the article.
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Identity and Belonging

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine World War I war crimes. For this world history activity, students examine a painting by Ashile Gorky, a refugee from the Armenian genocide. High schoolers interpret the piece of art and discuss its historical...
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We and They, the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine World War I war crimes. For this world history instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the action taken by the United States during the Armenian Genocide. Learners...
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Analyzing Historical Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine World War I war crimes. In this world history instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the systematic nature of the Armenian Genocide. High schoolers reflect on...
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The Rules of War/World War I

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the reasons the United States became involved in World War I.  In this World History lesson, students research the reasons Woodrow Wilson made the decisions he did, prepare a debate and write a paper.
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To Join or not to Join the League of Nations - That is the Question

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the possible reasons the United States did not become part of the League of Nations. In this World History lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of what might have happened if the United States had joined the...
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Displaced Persons Camps: A New Beginning for Survivors of the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore what the survivors of the Holocaust went through and what kind of living conditions they experienced.  In this World History lesson, students analyze what the concentration camps were like during the Holocaust through...
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Examining the Reasons for the Creation of the State of Israel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the connection between World War II and Jewish immigration to Israel after the War.  In this World History instructional activity, students discuss the details of what it might have been like to live through the...
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Anti-Semitism

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners analyze the meaning of anti-semitism.  In this World History lesson, students read two selections about the Holocaust then discuss their thoughts with the class.
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The Butterfly

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate Germany during World War II. In this world history lesson plan, 6th graders research the Nazi's during World War II writing a summary of what they find after listening to the story known as The Butterfly.
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The Berlin Airlift

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine a document from the Berlin Airlift in order to research his important event in World History.
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Simulating a Middle East Peace Summit

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the issues in the Middle East.  In this World History activity, 10th graders research the problems between Palestine and Israel.  Students write a speech on their point of view of the peace process.
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Connecting International Events with Values and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore international and global concerns.  In this World History lesson, students discuss differences in values across the globe, then create a poster depicting their thoughts.
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Reformation Lesson: Worship and Belief

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore the characteristics of different religions and religious beliefs.  In this World History lesson, students research the history of the Reformed, Catholics and Lutherans, then complete several activities to reinforce...