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Category: World History

World History allows for a better understanding
of the complex global community that we live and participate in on a daily basis. We look at many aspects of our global community as they relate to political,
economic, historical, geographic, religious, and culture themes as they relate to the past and
present events of both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the world around us and how it affects our
everyday lives here in the United States.

Covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, we cover the Middle Ages and the Rise of Absolute Monarchs (470 – 1600s), The Age of Exploration and European Imperialism (1600s – 1900s), Revolutions Around the World (1900s – 1970s), Political Change and Unresolved Issues (1970s – Present)

Major figures covered in World History include Genghis Khan, Niccolo Machiavelli, Napoleone Bonaparte, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Mahatma Gandhi, Fidel Castro, Steve Biko, and Nelson Mandela.

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution: World History Unit 2, Lesson 9:

The Napoleonic wars resulted in realization and action taken by countries to improve, largely impacting industrialization in Britain, the United States and Europe. Although the Industrial Revolution began in Britain during the 1700’s it was boosted in the early 1800’s after the Napoleonic wars with industrialization spreading throughout Europe and...

revolution

World History Unit 2, Lesson 8: Colonization, Revolution, and Napoleon

Colonization refers to large-scale population movements where the migrants maintain strong links with their—or their ancestors’—former country, gaining significant privileges over other inhabitants of the territory by such links. Revolution (Latin: revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental and relatively sudden change in political power and political organization which occurs...

enlightenment

World History Unit 2, Lesson 7: The Enlightenment and Cromwell

The scientific revolution laid the foundations for the Age of Enlightenment, which centered on reason as the primary source of authority and legitimacy, and emphasized the importance of the scientific method. By the 18th century, when the Enlightenment flourished, scientific authority began to displace religious authority, and disciplines until then...

americas

World History Unit 2, Lesson 6: European Exploration of the Americas

The early Latin American civilizations consist of four main cultures, Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Each civilization experienced a time of cultural and intellectual achievement that produced lasting contributions in art, literature, and science. During the time period of the classical civilizations of Greece & Rome, there were advanced societies...

absolute monarchy

World History Unit 1, Lesson 5: Absolute Monarchy

Absolute monarchy is a form of monarchy in which the monarch holds supreme autocratic authority, principally not being restricted by written laws, legislature, or unwritten customs. These are often hereditary monarchies. In contrast, in constitutional monarchies, the head of state’s authority derives from or is legally bound or restricted by...

catholic church

World History Unit 1, Lesson 4: The Catholic Church and Christianity

The basics of Christianity begin with the early Catholic Church. The history of the Catholic Church consists of the formation, events, and transformation of the Catholic Church through time. The Early Catholic Church The tradition of the Catholic Church claims the Catholic Church began with Jesus Christ and his teachings...

mongol empire

World History Unit 1, Lesson 2: Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire of the 13th and 14th centuries was the largest contiguous land empire in history and the second largest empire by landmass, second only to the British Empire. Originating in Mongolia in East Asia, the Mongol Empire eventually stretched from Eastern Europe and parts of Central Europe to...