World History Teacher Resources
Find World History educational ideas and activities
Showing 41 - 60 of 3,166 resources
War Consumes Europe
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as they fill out a worksheet with various effects resulting from the listed causes.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
World History Pre-Assessment
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 17 Downloads
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II. In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
10th Social Studies & History 16 Views 126 Downloads
Taking the Witness Stand
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 71 Downloads
Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times
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.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
Empires of Early Africa
Ninth graders examine the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization. In this World History lesson, 9th graders explore how archaeologists have learned about life in Ancient cities. Students present a report on their findings.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Alexander the Great and the Situation... the Great?
What made Alexander the Great so great? John Green reviews three possible definitions of the term great that we ascribe to historical figures, while offering a fairly comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and legacy of Alexander of Macedon.
11 mins 6th - 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 13 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Causation-Exploration and World Trade
Learners investigate spice trade. In this world history lesson plan, students identify various spices in jars and their places of origin. Learners listen to a lecture on how spices came to countries in Europe. Students complete a source analysis worksheet.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 78 Downloads
Culture Clash: New World Meets Old
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.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads
The Fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian Tragedy of 1915
High schoolers examine the fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian tragedy. In this world history lesson, students read handouts about both world history events and create presentations that feature the events.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
World History People Review
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 361 Downloads
World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales and examine Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses.
8th Language Arts 11 Views 61 Downloads
9th grade World History
Students identify famous structures. In this primary source analysis worksheet, students investigate selected photographs from the Library of Congress archives and identify the structures pictured as well as the civilizations that built them.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 44 Downloads
Reformation and Counter-reformation
Tenth graders examine the major theologies and practices for major religions. In this World History lesson, 10th graders describe the historical significance of key leaders and events. Students analyze the changes over this time period.
10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads