WORLD HISTORY STUDY GUIDES

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WORLD HISTORY PATTERNS OF INTERACTION STUDY GUIDES

I. Beginnings of Civilization 4 Million BC To 200 BC

Module 1 "The Beginnings of World History" - Pre-History To 2500 BC

Lesson 2 Human Origins In Africa

Lesson 3 Humans Try To Control nature

Module 2 "Early River Valley Civilizations" 3000 BC 1000 BC

Lesson 2 City-States In Mesopotamia

Lesson 3 Pyramids On The Nile

Module 3 "People & Ideas On The Move" 2000 BC To 250 BC

Lessons 2&3 Hinduism & Buddhism Develop

Lesson 5 The Origins of Judaism

Chapter 4 "First Age of Empires" - 1570 BC To 200 BC

Section 2 The Assyrian Empire

Section 3 The Persian Empire

II. New Directions in Government and Society 2000 BC-700 AD

Chapter 5 "Classical Greece" - 2000 BC -300 BC

Section 1 Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea

Section 4 Alexander's Empire

Chapter 6 "Ancient Rome & Early Christianity" - 500 BC- 500 AD

Section 1 The Roman Republic

Section 3 The Rise of Christianity

III. An Age of Exchange and Encounter 500 AD-1500 AD

Chapter 10 "The Muslim World" - 600 AD To 1250 AD Module 8

Section 1 The Rise of Islam

Section 2 Islam Expands

Section 3 Muslim Culture

Chapter 12 "Empires In East Asia" - 600-1350 AD

Section 1 Tang and Song China

Section 2 The Mongol Conquests

Section 3 The Mongol Empire: Kublai Kahn

Section 4 Feudal Powers In Japan

Section 5 Kingdoms of Southeast Asia & Korea

Chapter 13 "European Middle Ages" - 500-1200 AD

Section 1 Charlemagne Unites Germanic Kingdoms

Section 2 Feudalism In Europe

Section 3 The Age of Chivalry

Section 4 The Power of The Church in The Middle Ages (Module 11, Lesson 1)

Chapter 14 "The Formation of Western Europe" 800-1500 AD (Module 11 Church & Society In Western Europe)

Section 1 Church Reform and The Crusades (Lesson 2)

Section 2 Changes In Medieval Society (Lesson 3 Enrichments In Medieval Society)

Section 3 England and France Develop

Section 4 The Hundred Years War & The Plague (Lesson 5 Troubles of the 14th Century)

Chapter 15 "Societies and Empires of Africa" - 800-1500 AD

Lesson 1 Diverse Societies In Africa

Lesson 4 North and West African Civilizations

Section 3 Eastern City-States and Southern Empires of Africa

IV. Connecting Hemispheres 500-1800 AD

Chapter 17 "European Renaissance & Reformation" 1300-1600 AD

​Module 14 "The Renaissance" 1300-1600 AD

Lesson 1 The Birth of The Renaissance

Lesson 2 The Italian Renaissance

Lesson 3 The Northern Renaissance

Section 3 Luther Leads The Reformation

Section 4 The Reformation Continues

V. Absolutism To Revolution 1500-1900 AD

Chapter 21 "Absolute Monarchs In Europe" - 1500-1800

Section 3 Central European Monarchs Clash

Section 4 Absolute Rulers of Russia

Section 5 Parliament Limits The English Monarchy

Chapter 22 "Enlightenment & Revolution" - 1550 AD To 1789 AD

Section 2 The Enlightenment In Europe

Section 4 The American RevolutionAmerican Revolution Simulation

Chapter 23 "The French Revolution & Napoleon" 1789-1815 AD

Lesson 1 The French Revolution Begins

Section 2 Revolution Brings Reform & Terror

Lesson 3A Napoleon's Empire

Section 4 Napoleon's Empire Collapses

Section 5 The Congress of Vienna

Chapter 24 "Nationalist Revolutions Sweep The West" 1789-1900

Lesson 2 Europe Faces Revolutions

Section 3 Nationalism: Unification of Italy & Germany

VI. Industrialism and The Race For Empire 1700-1914 AD

Chapter 27 " The Age of Imperialism" - 1850-1914 - Imperialism Resources

Section 1 The Scramble For Africa

Section 3 Europeans Claim Muslim Lands

Section 4 British Imperialism In India

Section 5 Imperialism In Southeast Asia

VII. The World At War 1900-1945 AD

Chapter 29"The Great War" - 1914-1918 AD - World War I 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 & Nationalism" 1900-1939 AD

Section 1 Revolutions In Russia

Section 2 Totalitarianism: Stalinist Russia

Lesson 3 Imperial China Collapses

Section 4 Nationalism In India and Southwest Asia

Chapter 31 "Years of Crisis" 1919-1939 AD

Section 2 A Worldwide Depression

Section 3 Fascism Rises In Europe

Section 4 Aggressors Invade Nations

Chapter 32 "World War II" 1939-1945 AD World War II 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

VIII. Perspectives on the Present 1945- Present

Chapter 33 "Restructuring the Postwar World" 1945-Present - Cold War Resources 

Section 1 Cold War: Superpowers Face Off

Section 3 Cold War: Wars In Korea & Vietnam

Section 5 Cold War: The Cold War Thaws

Chapter 34 "The Colonies Become New Nations" - 1945-Present

 Section 4 Conflicts In The Middle East

Chapter 35 "Struggles For Democracy" - 1945-Present

Section 3 The Collapse of the Soviet Union

Source: Holt McDougal's World History Patterns of Interaction