Teach World History!
Learning about and understanding World History is crucial for a plethora of reasons. You can’t really comprehend the present or be prepared for the future unless you know something about the past. That means learning about both the spectacular accomplishments of human beings and their evil acts and honest mistakes. That is what World History is all about!
There are so many ways to make the classroom a creative and enthralling place for your students. In my classroom, I always took different forms of art as well as different subject areas and incorporated them into the history class. For example, students can write plays of important events in history and act them out. This activity combines English (writing skills), drama (preparing for and presenting the play), and art (costumes and props). Music is also a fantastic way to study World History. The different forms, melodies, and instruments all tell a story. Reading relevant literature or watching a film based on historical events is also extremely advantageous. I could go on and on with examples, but the point is that these diverse and creative ways to teach, ignite student imagination and keeps them engaged.
The following units of study all contain worksheets, assignments, projects, study guides, tests, and ideas to help you bring your history class to life. Every unit also contains at least one PowerPoint presentation for you to teach with. The first four resource-packed units are absolutely free and ready to download and print. However, because of the amount of work and care that goes into creating these resources, units beginning with Ancient India can be ordered from our Order Now page.
Click on the following links to go to your desired unit in World History:
Unit 1: PreHistory
Unit 2: Ancient Civilizations of Africa and Asia
Unit 3: Ancient Greece
Unit 4: Ancient Rome
Unit 5: Ancient India
Unit 6: Ancient China
Unit 7: The Byzantine Empire
Unit 8: Islamic Civilization
Unit 9: The Early Middle Ages
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Unit 10: The Crusades
Unit 11: The Black Plague
Unit 12: Medieval Life
Unit 13: The Middle Ages
Unit 14: The Renaissance & Reformation
Unit 15: The Age of Exploration
Unit 16: The Age of Absolutism
Unit 17: The Enlightenment
Unit 18: The French Revolution & Napoleon
Unit 19: The Industrial Revolution
Unit 20: Revolutions in Latin America
Unit 21: Nationalism & Imperialism
Unit 22: World War I
Unit 23: Russia through the Ages
Unit 24: World War II & Aftermath
Unit 25: The Middle East through the Ages
Unit 26: Australia & Oceania through the Ages
Unit 27: The World since 1945: An Overview
Unit 28: Asia & the Middle East since 1945: An Overview
Unit 29: Africa since 1945: An Overview
Unit 30: Latin America since 1945: An Overview
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