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.

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...