Mind Maps

Students will use Critical Thinking Skills to sequence and create a mind map of events helping them to understand why historical events happened and the impact those decisions had in these world history activities .

World History Diagrams
World History Diagrams
Example Coggle
Example Coggle

Creating Coggles

Coggle is an online Mind Mapping program. 

  • Students begin with a central topic and organize the information from the textbook (green branches) in a way that they can understand better. 
  • Students then add Concept Branches (purple branches) that fit the information.
  • Students add links to outside information (blue branches) that they feel needs further explanation.
  • Students will then answer and create Higher Order Thinking Questions (red branches) that they are given and develop their own as well.​

 How a Coggle Works

Green Branches: Notes

Purple Branches: Concepts

Blue Branches: Outside Links

Red Branches: Student & Higher Order Thinking Questions


Free Coggle Lessons

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Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization

Module 1: The Beginnings of World History (Pre-History to 2500 BC)

Lesson 1: The Study of World History 

Lesson 2: Human Origins In Africa

Lesson 3: Humans Try To Control Nature.

Lesson 4: Neolithic Cultures

Module 2: Early River Valley Civilizations (3000 BC to 1000 BC)

Lesson 1: Civilization

Lesson 2: City States in Mesopotamia

Lesson 3: Pyramids On The Nile

Lesson 4: Planned Cities On The Indus 

Lesson 5: River Dynasties In China.

Module 3: People and Ideas On The Move (2000 BC to 250 BC)

Lesson 1: The Indo-Europeans

Lesson 2: The Origins of Hinduism

Lesson 3: The Origins of Buddhism

Lesson 4: Seafaring Traders

Lesson 5: The Origins of Judaism

Chapter 4: First Age of Empires (1570 BC to 200 BC) Module 4

 Section 1: The Egyptian and Nubian Empires - Lesson 1

Section 2: The Assyrian Empire - Lesson 2

Section 3: The Persian Empire - Lesson 3

Section 4: The Unification of China - Lesson 4

Unit 4: Connecting Hemispheres

Chapter 16: People and Empires In The Americas (AD 500-1500)

Section 1: North American Societies

Section 2: Maya Kings and Cities

Section 3: The Aztecs Control Central Mexico

Section 4: The Inca Create a Mountain Empire

Chapter 17: European Renaissance & Reformation (AD 1300-1600)

Section 1: Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance

Section 2: The Northern Renaissance

Section 3: Luther Leads the Reformation 

Section 4: The Reformation Continues

Chapter 18: The Muslim World Expands (AD 1300-1700)

 Section 1: The Ottomans Build a Vast Empire

Section 2: Cultural Blending

Section 3: The Mughal Empire in India

Chapter 19: The Age of Explorations and Isolation (AD 1400-1800)

Section 1: Europeans Explore The East

Section 2: China Limits European Contacts

Section 3: Japan Returns To Isolation

Chapter 20: The Atlantic World (AD 1492-1800)

Section 1: Spain Builds an American Empire

Section 2: European Nations Settle North American

 Section 3: The Atlantic Slave Trade

 Section 4: The Columbian Exchange and Global Trade

Unit 5: Absolutism To Revolution

Chapter 21: Absolute Monarchs In Europe (AD 1500-1800)

Section 1: Spain's Empire and European Absolutism

Section 2: The Reign of Louis XIV

Section 3: Central European Monarchs Clash

Section 4: Absolute Rulers of Russia

Section 5: Parliament Limits The English Monarchy

Chapter 22: Enlightenment & Revolution

Section 1: The Scientific Revolution

Section 2: The Enlightenment In Europe

Section 3: The Enlightenment Spreads

Section 4: The American Revolution - American Revolution Resources

Chapter 23: The French Revolution & Napoleon

Section 1: The French Revolution Begins

Section 2: Revolution Brings Reform and Terror

Section 3: Napoleon Forges An Empire

Section 4: Napoleon's Empire Collapses

Section 5: The Congress of Vienna

Chapter 24: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep The West

Section 1: Latin American Peoples Win Independence

Section 2: Europe Faces Revolutions

Section 3: Nationalism: Italy & Germany

Section 4: Revolutions In The Arts

Unit 6: Industrialism and The Race For Empire

Chapter 25: The Industrial Revolution

Section 1: The Beginnings of Industrialization

Section 2: Industrialization

Section 3: Industrialization Spreads

Section 4: Reforming The Industrial World

Chapter 26: An Age of Democracy and Progress

Section 1: Democratic Reform and Activism

Section 2: Self Rule for British Colonies

Section 3: War and Expansion in the United States

Section 4: Nineteenth Century Progress

Chapter 27: The Age of Imperialism - Imperialism Resources

Section 1: The Scramble for Africa

Section 2: Imperialism, Case Study: Nigeria 

Section 3: Europeans Claim Muslim Lands

Section 4: British Imperialism In India

Section 5: Imperialism In Southeast Asia

Chapter 28: Transformations Around The Globe

Section 1: China Resists Outside Influence

Section 2: Modernization In Japan

Section 3: U.S. Economic Imperialism

Section 4: Turmoil and Change In Mexico

Unit 7: The World at War

Chapter 29 The Great War - World War 1 Resources

 Section 1: Marching Toward War 

Section 2: Europe Plunges Into War 

Section 3: A Global Conflict

Section 4: A Flawed Peace 

Chapter 30: Revolution and Nationalism

Section 1: Revolutions In Russia 

Section 2: Totalitarianism: Stalin 

Section 3: Imperial China Collapses

Section 4: Nationalism In India & Southwest Asia 

Chapter 31: Years of Crisis

Section 1: Postwar Uncertainty

Section 2: A Worldwide Depression

Section 3: Fascism Rises In Europe 

Section 4: Aggressors Invade Nations

Chapter 32: World War II - World War 2 Resources

Section 1: Hitler's Lightning War

Section 2: Japan's Pacific Campaign

Section 3: The Holocaust

Section 4: The Allied Victory

Section 5: Europe and Japan In Ruins

Unit 8: Perspectives on The Present

Chapter 33: Restructuring the Post War World - Cold War Resources

Section 1: Cold War Superpowers Face Off

Section 2: Communists Take Power In China

Section 3: Wars In Korea and Vietnam

Section 4: The Cold War Divides The World

Section 5: The Cold War Thaws

Chapter 34: The Colonies Become New Nations

Section 1: The Indian Subcontinent Achieves Freedom

Section 2: Southeast Asian Nations Gain Independence

Section 3: New Nations In Africa

Section 4: Conflicts In The Middle East

Section 5: Central Asia Struggles

Chapter 35: Struggles For Democracy

Section 1: Democracy, Case Study: Latin American Democracies

Section 2: The Challenge of Democracy In Africa

Section 3: The Collapse of The Soviet Union

Section 4: Changes In Central and Eastern Europe

Section 5: China: Reform & Reaction

Chapter 36: Global Interdependence

Section 1: The Impact of Science and Technology

Section 2: Global Economic Development

Section 3: Global Security Issues

Section 4: Terrorism: Case Study: September 11th, 2001

Section 5: Cultures Blend in a Global Age

These materials were prepared by Harms LLC and have neither been developed, reviewed, nor endorsed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, publisher of the original WORLD HISTORY: Patterns of Interaction work on which this material is based.