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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
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
Noble or Savage? Unit 2 Crash Course WH #3: Mesopotamia
Worst Mistake in Human History? Excerpts from the Dao De Jing Crash Course WH #4: Egypt
Chapter 2 Reading & Early Civs GR The Teachings of the Buddha TedEd: Hapshetsut
Sima Qian on Qin Shi Huangdi It's History: Chinese Bronze Age
Deeds of the Divine Augustus  
Pericles Funeral Oration World Religions
  History of Religion Animated Map
Instructional Support
Additional Resources
It's History: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism
Social Science Vocabulary List It's History: Confucius
Types of Societies Chart TedED: Confucius
Early Civilizations Chart World Religions  
  Classical Empires
  Crash Course WH #5: Persia & Greece
    Crash Course WH #8: Alexander the Great
  Crash Course WH #6: Buddha & Ashoka
    Crash Course 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
Crash Course WH #9: The Silk Roads
  TedEd: Silk Roads
Unit Assignments Ibn Battuta Biography
Post-Classical Trade Routes Map The Mongols Crash Course WH #18: Indian Ocean Trade
Mongol Chart   Crash Course WH: 16: Mansa Musa & Islam
Mongol Documents   TedEd: Mansa Musa: Richest Man in History
Muslim Cities DBQ
Unit Readings
 
Way of the Samurai DBQ The Silk Roads  
Mesoamerican Technology DBQ Sima Qian on Travels of Zhang Qian Post-Classical Empires
  Development of the Silk Roads Crash Course WH #12: Fall of Byzantine Empire
PowerPoints
The Mongols in World History TedEd: Hagia Sophia
Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? TedEd: Origins of Russia
Cultural Conceptions on the Silk Roads It's History: Empress Wu
  It's History: Chinese Junks
Indian Ocean Trade History of Japan
Introduction to Indian Ocean Trade TedEd: History vs. Genghis Khan
Travels of Ibn Battuta
Southernization
Aztec & Inca Indian Ocean History - click on maps!  
  The Indian Ocean & Global Trade  
Additional Readings   General Resources
Religion and Gender The Sand Roads Islam in South Asia from Columbia University
Arab Women Bridging World History (use 10:30 to 16:50)
European Feudalism from HowStuffWorks
Epic of Sundiata Crash Course WH: 16: Mansa Musa & Islam
Magna Carta TedEd: Mansa Musa: Richest Man in History Mongols in World History
     
   
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!
Unit Calendar - Spring 2017
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 Spice Islands: 250 Years of Maps
  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 2017
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
    Watch ONE of the following videos:
    College Professor Explains New Imperialism
    Crash Course Imperialism
     
    Watch TWO of the following videos:
    Crash Course Asian Responses to Imperialism
    The Scramble for Africa
    India & the British Raj (watch part I & part II)
    Imperialism in South Africa (watch 10:45 to 18:40)
     
     
     

 

The Twentieth Century (1914 - Present)
 
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Unit Handouts
Guided Readings
Great Links
Russian Revoluton
1900-Present Unit Calendar - Spring 2017
Epic History: The Russian Revolution
  Russian Revolution of 1917 in 5 Minutes
   
    World War I
Additional Readings
Power Points
Prelude to WWI - Part I
Treaty of Versailles Prelude to WWI - Part II
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Prelude to WWI - Part III
Second Pan-African Congress Manifesto 10 Interpretations of Causes of WWI
Rape of Nanking Reading Trench Warfare
Start and End of the Cold War 14 Technological Advancements of WWI
 
The Cold War (revised)
World War I in East Africa
Practice DBQs for 20th Century World War I & Colonial Independence
Cricket & Imperialism DBQ Century of Violence: WWI & Middle East
Olympics DBQ   How the Ottomans Ruined the Middle East
Green Revolution DBQ   Legacy of WWI in the Balkans
    Legacy of World War I
Test Prep Assignments  
  AP World History Taboo World War II
  Taboo Sheet in Word Document Japan & Road to World War II
  AP World History Chronology World War II in Photos - AWESOME
  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
(May have some inaccuracies; use at own risk)
World History Timeline
 
Unit 1
Review Games - 20+ games under sophomore
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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