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Foundations Unit (c. 8000 BCE - c. 600 CE)
Student Resources
Instructional Resources Enrichment Resources
General Information
Unit 1
Unit 1
Structured Academic Controversy History of the World in 7 Minutes
Foundations Units Calendar - Spring 2016
Hunter-Gatherer Readings TED: David Christian's History of the World
Units 1 & 2 Study Guide What is a Civilization, Anyway? Crash Course WH #1: Agricultural Revolution
Foundations Review Jeopardy Hammurabi's Code Crash Course BH #7: Migration & Intensification
  Epic of Gilgamesh  
Reading Assignments
Hymn to the Nile Early Civilizations
This Fleeting World Additional Ancient Civilization Documents Crash Course WH #201: Rethinking Civilization
This Fleeting World Questions   Crash Course WH #2: Indus Valley
Unit 2 Crash Course WH #3: Mesopotamia
Excerpts from the Dao De Jing Crash Course WH #4: Egypt
The Teachings of the Buddha TedEd: Hapshetsut
  Sima Qian on Qin Shi Huangdi It's History: Chinese Bronze Age
  Deeds of the Divine Augustus  
Instructional Support Pericles Funeral Oration World Religions
Social Science Vocabulary List History of Religion Animated Map
Types of Societies Chart
Additional Resources
It's History: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism
Early Civilizations Chart It's History: Confucius
  TedED: Confucius
  World Religions  
  Classical Empires
  Crash Course WH #5: Persia & Greece
    Crash Course WH #8: Alexander the Great
    Crash Course WH #6: Buddha & Ashoka
    Crash Couse WH #9: The Roman Empire
    TedEd: Assassination of Julius Caesar
    Crash Course #11: Early Christianity
    TedEd: Teenage Life in Ancient Rome
    It's History: Qin & Han Dynasties
    TedEd: Qin Dynasty Terra Cotta Warriors
     
     
     

 

Post-Classical Unit (600-1450 CE)
     
Unit Handouts
Reading Guides
Post-Classical Videos
Trade Routes
Unit Calendar - Spring 2017
Crash Couse WH #9: The Silk Roads
  TedEd: Silk Roads
Crash Course WH #18: Indian Ocean Trade
The Mongols Crash Course WH: 16: Mansa Musa & Islam
    TedEd: Mansa Musa: Richest Man in History
     
Unit Assignments
Unit Readings
Post-Classical Empires
Post-Classical Trade Routes Map The Silk Roads Crash Course WH #12: Fall of Byzantine Empire
Infographic Project Sima Qian on Travels of Zhang Qian TedEd: Hagia Sophia
Responses to Buddhism DBQ Development of the Silk Roads TedEd: Origins of Russia
Mongol Chart Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? It's History: Empress Wu
Mongol Documents   It's History: Chinese Junks
Muslim Cities DBQ Indian Ocean Trade History of Japan
Way of the Samurai DBQ Introduction to Indian Ocean Trade TedEd: History vs. Genghis Khan
Pre-Columbian Americas DBQ Southernization
  Indian Ocean History - click on maps!
  The Indian Ocean & Global Trade
 
PowerPoints
The Sand Roads General Resources
Bridging World History (use 10:30 to 16:50) Islam in South Asia from Columbia University
Crash Course WH: 16: Mansa Musa & Islam
European Feudalism from HowStuffWorks
TedEd: Mansa Musa: Richest Man in History
  Mongols in World History
Additional Readings  
Religion and Gender  
Arab Women  
Aztec & Inca Epic of Sundiata  
  Magna Carta  
     
1st Period Infographics 3rd Period Infographics 4th Period Infographics
Abbasid Caliphate Abbasid Caliphate Abbasid Caliphate
Aztec Empire Aztec Empire Aztec Empire
Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire
Inca Empire Inca Empire Inca Empire
Mongol Empire Mongol Empire Mongol Empire
Song Dynasty Song Dynasty Song Dynasty
Tang Dynasty Tang Dynasty Tang Dynasty
Umayyad Caliphate Umayyad Caliphate Umayyad Caliphate
   

 

Early Modern Unit (1450 - 1750 CE)
 
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Unit Handouts
Guided Readings
Additional Unit Resources
Worlds of the 15th Century
Indian Ocean History - click on maps!
History vs. Christopher Columbus from TED-Ed
  Rise of the Portuguese Empire
1450-1750 Annotated Course Description   Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Database
    The Atlantic Slave Trade from TED-Ed
Additional Readings
Power Points
Coffee Houses: The First Social Network
American Silver, Ottoman Decline
Maritime Empires India in the World; the World in India
  Ching Shih: From Prostitute to Pirate Lord
Unit Assignments  
DBQ Views of Foreigners    
Silver, Sugar, or Spices?    
World Trade Map  
     
     
     
Silver Secondary Documents Sugar Documents Spice Documents
Rich as Potosi Bittersweet Isles The Spice Trade: A Taste for Adventure
Early Global Commodities (click VoD on left) Sweet Industry Chile Peppers in World Trade
CC #25: The Spanish Empire & Silver CC #24: The Atlantic Slave Trade No Innocent Spice: Nutmeg
The Silver Trade - Part I & II Engenho System A Taste of Paradise: Cinnamon
Economies of Exploitation   History of Cloves
Silver, Silk, and Manila  
Trans-Pacific Trade Network    
     
Silver Primary Sources Sugar Primary Sources Spices Primary Sources
Global Commodities - primary sources pg. 2 Sugar Harvesting & Processing Europeans Spice It Up
Global Flow of Silver DBQ Sugar in the Atlantic World - use links on left Vasco da Gama & Spices
  Voltaire on Sugar  
  Sugar, Sugar, and MORE Sugar  
     

 

Industrialization & Western Global Hegemony (1750-1900 CE)
     
Unit Handouts
Guided Readings
Great Links
Atlantic Revolutions
Unit Calendar - Spring 2016
Global Story of the American Revolution
  The French Revolution
Napoleon (w/Battlefield Simulator)
    Haitian Revolution Crash Course
DBQs
Power Points
U.S. Role in Haitian Revolution
Frederick Engels on Industrial Manchester Latin American Independence Crash Course
Industrial Manchester DBQ  
Women at Work DBQ Latin American Independence Industrial Revolution
2010 DBQ - Global Industrialization Causes of Industrial Revolution
Responses to Industrialization DBQ 2nd Industrial Revolution
2003 DBQ - Indentured Servitude 2nd Industrial Revolution & Road to WWI
2009 DBQ - African Responses   Global Industrialization - Boring but Great
    Industrial Revolution & Labor
Additional Readings Concept Review Power Points Impact of the Steam Engine
Declaration of Independence Key Concept 5.1 From Steam Engine to Railroads
Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen Key Concept 5.2 Adam Smith & Capitalism
Simon Bolivar's Jamaica Letter Key Concept 5.3 Karl Marx & Socialism
Haitian Revolution Information Key Concept 5.4 J.P. Morgan of India - Tata Steel
   
ABC's for Baby Patriots   Imperialism
    Asian Responses to Imperialism
    Maji Maji Rebellion in the Congo
     
     
     

 

The Twentieth Century (1914 - Present)
 
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Unit Handouts
Guided Readings
Great Links
1900-Present Unit Calendar - Fall 2015
World War I
Prelude to WWI - Part I
  Prelude to WWI - Part II
  Prelude to WWI - Part III
    10 Interpretations of Causes of WWI
Additional Readings
Power Points
Trench Warfare
Treaty of Versailles 14 Technological Advancements of WWI
The Economic Consequences of the Peace World War I in East Africa
Second Pan-African Congress Manifesto World War I & Colonial Independence
Rape of Nanking Reading Century of Violence: WWI & Middle East
20th Century Science Reading How the Ottomans Ruined the Middle East
 
The Cold War (revised)
Legacy of WWI in the Balkans
Practice DBQs for 20th Century Legacy of World War I
Cricket & Imperialism DBQ  
Olympics DBQ   World War II
Green Revolution DBQ   Japan & Road to World War II
    World War II in Photos - AWESOME
Test Prep Assignments  
  AP World History Taboo
  Taboo Sheet in Word Document  
  AP World History Chronology  
  Chronology in Word Document  
    Additional Links
    Asian Revolutions (Great Timelines)
    History of Israel & Palestine
  Iranian Revolution
     

 

AP Review Sessions
     
  AP World History Review Schedule  
 
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Student Review Projects
Review Session Power Points
Review Websites
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Review Games - 20+ games under sophomore
Unit 1
Big Geography & Peopling of the Earth
Student's Friend - Overview of Essential Info
 
   
  Test-Taking Tips  
Unit 2
   
Development of Religious & Cultural Traditions
Content Specific Websites
Review Videos
Bridging World History - click VOD to watch
Indian Ocean History - click on maps!
 
Unit 3
A Short History of Islam
European Feudalism from HowStuffWorks
History of the World in Two Hours
Continuity & Innovation in State Forms
 
Increased Productive Capacity
Miscellaneous Links
 
Unit 4
Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slavery Database
History of Japan Video  
   
   
 
Regional History Websites
 
Unit 5
 
 
 
 
Asia for Educators & Students  
Global Migration
   
     
Unit 6
   
   
   
20th Century Revolutions
   
   
   
Global Economy, Society, & Culture
   
     
 
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