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High School World History Resources

A Guide to Developing an Effective World History Curriculum using the Common Core State Standards and the most current effective research.

Introduction

This guide is designed to assist teachers of World History in grades 9-12 to create engaging, informative lessons using the best available research and sources. Below there are section for the development of the teacher's knowledge of best practices as well as resources for lesson plans and primary source collections.

Standards Links

The following links are presented as a reference for teachers to quickly examine the applicable standards for World History in Social Studies.

Teaching Research

Books

Articles

Teaching World History

Books

Articles

Lesson Plan Resources

These Lesson Plan collections contain a variety of options for lesson related to specific portions of World History.

Ancient History (Prehistory-476 CE)

The European Middle Ages (476 CE-1492 CE)

The Pre-Modern World (500 CE-1500 CE)

The Modern World (1500 CE-Present)

Whole Course Resources

These sites provide resources for the entirety of the World History Curriculum.

Primary Source Collections

These primary source collections contain important documents related to specific portions of World History.

Ancient History (Prehistory-476 CE)

The European Middle Ages (476 CE-1492 CE)

The Pre-Modern World (500 CE-1500 CE)

The Modern World (1500 CE-Present)