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Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign of Ivan the Terrible in an engaging presentation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
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 trade routes, as well as reviews the importance of monsoon winds and the spread of products, ideas, and the religion of Islam.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative
What if Hitler had succeeded in his endeavors? What if the stock market had never crashed in 1929? Considering alternate histories is a fantastic way to not only assess understanding of a historical event and its significance, but to also consider possibilities for modern happenings around the globe.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts
Young scholars explore the history of Colorado's fur trade. Using a series of primary source documents and the included graphic organizer, students examine the causes influencing the growth of this industry and the effects it had on both the people and the environment.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Listening to History
Students consider the insight to the past that oral histories can provide. They, in groups, analyze oral histories, prepare to interview a family member on their recollections of a historical event and then write a historical narrative.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 51 Downloads
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Buddha and Ashoka
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 include the Vedas, caste system, Dharma, the Bhagavad Gita, Siddhartha Guatama, and the Eightfold Path.
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the environment and unsustainable use of the planet's resources, and the world's recent dramatic ideological shift in a turn toward democracy.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 23 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite your learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation.
8th Social Studies & History 144 Views 388 Downloads
New Review Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the Indies, this resource offers learning experiences that will engage the whole class in learning about European explorers.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 85 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World History Research Paper
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 essay rubric.
9th - 11th Language Arts 48 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such as the Marshall Plan and the policy of containment, Green goes on to explore US efforts around the globe to stop the spread of communism, and the lasting implications of those endeavors.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World War II
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind Germany's military expansion and the war's overall impact on the civilian population.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
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 class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization I - The Upside
Invite your learners to consider how technological advancements and increased trade and travel have affected the development of our world community, and the drastic shifts in culture and lifestyle that have occurred as a result of globalization.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable