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World History Volume 1: The Ancient World to the Medieval Era
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World History Volume 1: The Ancient World to the Medieval Era


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Grade Level Grades 7-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

Core Knowledge History and Geography unit, entitled: World History: The Ancient World to the Medieval Era Volume 1; and World History: Renaissance to Modern Day Volume 2.  The Student Volume provides traditional narrative text and high-quality images that recount important historical themes and events in world history. Interspersed with the text and images are three types of activity boxes that encourage students to think about the content, extend their knowledge through research, and express their understanding through writing.

Student Volume 1 contains thirteen chapters covering such content as:

  • Complex societies developed independently in different cradles of civilization, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, and Mesoamerica.
  • Ancient Greece and Rome laid the foundations for Western civilization.
  • The modern world religions of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam have their roots in ancient and medieval civilizations.
  • China introduced the world to new technologies, such as silk-making, paper, and gunpowder, and new philosophies, such as Confucianism and Daoism.
  • Mesoamerica and South America were home to thriving civilizations such as the Maya, Aztec, and Inca before the arrival of European conquerors.
  • The African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai dominated West Africa during Europe’s medieval period.



MS_World HistorySRV1.pdf

Lesson Plan
October 3, 2023
58.75 MB


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