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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 Civilization, through Life in the Industrial Age, to the World Today.
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 research.
Students examine periods of time throughout world history. In this time chronology lesson plan, students read and create time lines. Students complete a variety of activities involving the ordering of events in time. 
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 instruction accordingly. Questions involve a range of ideas, from correctly placing important persons and events within the appropriate time frame to listing religions of the world. Tip: Include some time for learners to list as many other world history facts or insights they can recall.
Students build off of their current knowledge of geography and world history, while being introduced to new concepts and ideas.
Ninth graders study Jerusalem's long history.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders create a 10-minute newscast based on a pre-1950 event in Jerusalem.
Students reflect on the events before, during and after World War I.  For this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Students investigate spice trade. In this world history lesson, students identify various spices in jars and their places of origin. Students listen to a lecture on how spices came to countries in Europe. Students complete a source analysis worksheet.
Sixth graders explore the history of Christopher Columbus.  In this World History lesson, 6th graders research facts about Christopher Columbus.  Students write their own opinion about Columbus's background focusing on three piecesof evidence.
Learners 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.
Eighth graders explore civilizations of the world. In this architecture lesson, 8th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine famous structures of the world. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
Students research five hundred years of social, economic, territorial, and political history in South Africa, with a focus on the apartheid system. They present their research in the form of a timeline.
Ninth graders research the cultural implications of wedding celebrations around the world. They study wedding celebrations before creating world map on which they place an appropriately attired wedding couple on the country they studied. From their research they design a cultural wedding celebration that begins with pre-parties and continues through the wedding and reception as cultural appropriate.
Revolutions are an interesting and informative way to study world history.
Learners view the video Exodus: History Writ Large. They review facts about Moses and his role in the story of Exodus. Students create a list of signifcant events in the life of Moses. They are explained that Moses and the story of Exodus have influenced oppressed peoples for thousands of years.
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 discussion-based and employs wood block images and streaming video of the Russo-Japanese War as the basis of comparative analysis. Streaming video and image links are included.
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II.  For this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
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 after an article they read by Richard Berstein on events in Afghanistan.
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 of agriculture and cities, and the exponential population growth that occurred as a result. This video is not only a supportive addition to your biology lesson, but suitable to a middle school survey of world history.