World History by Era Teacher Resources
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Middle School World History
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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...
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...
Virginia Department of Education
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905: A Turning Point in Japanese History, World History, and How War is Conveyed to the Public
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...
Fall Of The Roman Empire
Sixth graders make a hypothesis about the fall of the Roman Empire and then read data sets that show what really happened. In this Roman Empire lesson plan, 6th graders can revise their hypothesis as they read and then explain what...
Victorian Fashion Detectives
The distinctive attire of royalty, working class, and peasants of the Victorian era conveys much about the conditions of the time. Learn more about why people dressed as they did, and how their fashion changed during the 64-year reign of...
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.
South Carolina Voices: Lessons From the Holocaust
Students explore World History by researching the Holocaust. In this Nazi Germany instructional activity, students identify the ghettos and death camps that many Jewish civilians were sent to in order to be controlled and later killed....
University of California
While many can name important European explorers, the Maurya empire and its role in building global trade is often neglected in world history curricula. Expand teaching on ancient India topic. Resource set includes ancient texts, such as...
The Russian Revolution through the Early Stalin Era (2)
For this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and Stalin era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Napoleonic Era
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 21 fill in the blank questions regarding the Napoleonic Era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Russian Revolution through the Early Stalin Era (1)
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and the early Stalin years. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
Women Monarchs and Heads of State: World History, Women's Studies
Students research women leaders and construct a dramatic panel in which these leaders compare and contrast their reigns.
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
Middle Ages: Lesson 1
Sixth graders explore World History by completing worksheets in class. In this Middle Ages instructional activity, 6th graders identify the importance of shields during the era and design their own shields. Students complete a Knight...
Victorian Homes Lesson
Learners investigate British Society in the 19th century by examining Victorian style homes. In this world history lesson plan, students observe photographs of both rich and poor Victorian homes and discuss the main differences between...
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
Writing Exercises: The Gupta Empire I
Those studying the history of India and the legacy left by the Gupta Empire will have no problem answering these three short answer questions. Learners compose three short paragraphs describing the Gupta Empire, the historical population...
Feudal Powers in Japan
One of the most intriguing eras in world history was the shift to Feudalism in Japan. Examine the causes and effects of Japan's religion, culture, borrowing from China, and rise to Feudalism. Facts are given about the Shogunate, Samauri,...
A Passage Through Time
Young learners research and present information about a chosen subject to their peers, parents, instructors, and community. This lesson has a strong research and public speaking component, and would be ideal for your higher level students.
The Fall of Rome and the Beginning of the Middle Ages
A major turning point in world history is the focus of this presentation. Rome has fallen, and with its descent comes the Dark Ages. With pictures, maps, and important information about the Middle Ages, this slideshow would be a great...
The Ally From The Far East - Japan in World War 1
While Japan was a major player in the Second World War, it also played a role in the first Great War. Scholars analyze the Anglo-Japanese alliance during World War I in the 30th installment of a 32-part series. Using a short video clip,...