World History

Patterns of Interaction

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Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization

     Module 1: The Beginnings of World History (Pre-History to 2500 BC)

     Chapter 1: The Peopling of the World 

          Lesson 2: Human Origins In Africa                          

          Lesson 3: Humans Try To Control Nature.            

          Section 3: Civilization                                                  

     Chapter 2: Early River Valley Civilizations (3500 BC to 450 BC) Module 2

          Section 1: City States in Mesopotamia​                     Lesson 2

          Section 2: Pyramids On The Nile                               Lesson 3

          Section 3: Planned Cities On The Indus                    Lesson 4

          Section 4: River Dynasties In China.                          Lesson 5

     Chapter 3: People and Ideas On The Move (2000 BC to 250 BC) Module 3

          Section 1: The Indo-Europeans                                  Lesson 1
Section 2: Hinduism and Buddhism Develop          Lessons 2 & 3
Section 3: Seafaring Traders                                       Lesson 4
Section 4: The Origins of Judaism                              Lesson 5

     Chapter 4: First Age of Empires (1570 BC to 200 BC) Module 4

          Section 1: The Egyptian and Nubian Empires          Lesson 1

          Section 2: The Assyrian Empire                                  Lesson 2

          Section 3: The Persian Empire                                    Lesson 3

          Section 4: The Unification of China                            Lesson 4

Unit 2: New Directions in Government and Society

     Chapter 5: Classical Greece (2000 BC to 200 BC)

         Section 1: Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea 

         Section 2: Warring City-States

         Section 3: Democracy & Greece's Golden Age

         Section 4: Alexander's Empire

         Section 5: The Spread of Hellenistic Culture

     Chapter 6 Ancient Rome & Early Christianity (500 BC to AD 500)

         Section 1: The Roman Republic

         Section 2: The Roman Empire

         Section 3: The Rise of Christianity                             

         Section 4: The Fall of the Roman Empire

         Section 5: Rome and the Roots of Western civilization

     Chapter 7: India and China Establish Empires (400 BC to AD 550)

         Section 1: India's First Empires

         Section 2: Trade Spreads Indian Religions and Culture

         Section 3: Han Emperors In China

     Chapter 8: African Civilizations (1500 BC to AD 700)

         Section 1: Diverse Societies In Africa

         Section 2: Migration

         Section 3: The Kingdom of Aksum

     Chapter 9: The Americas: A Separate World (40,000 BC to AD 700)

         Section 1: The Earliest Americans

         Section 2: Early Meso-American Civilizations

         Section 3: Early Civilizations of the Andes

Unit 3: An Age of Exchange and Encounter

     Chapter 10: The Muslim World (AD 600-1200)

         Section 1: The Rise of Islam     

         Section 2: Islam Expands

         Section 3: Muslim Culture

     Chapter 11: Byzantines, Russians and Turks Interact (AD 500-1500)

         Section 1: The Byzantine Empire

         Section 2: The Russian Empire

         Section 3: Turkish Empires Rise in Anatolia

     Chapter 12: Empires In East Asia (AD 600-1350)

         Section 1: Tang & Song China

         Section 2: The Mongol Conquests                                 

         Section 3: The Mongol Empire

         Section 4: Feudal Powers In Japan

         Section 5: Kingdoms of Southeast Asia and Korea     

     Chapter 13: European Middle Ages (AD 500-1200)

         Section 1: Charlemagne Unites Germanic Kingdoms

         Section 2: Feudalism In Europe                                           

         Section 3: The Age of Chivalry                                             

         Section 4: The Power of the Church

     Chapter 14: The Formation of Western Europe (AD 800-1500)

         Section 1: Church Reform and The Crusades

         Section 2: Changes In Medieval Society                      

         Section 3: England and France Develop

         Section 4: The Hundred Years War & The Plague     

     Chapter 15: Societies and Empires of Africa (AD 800-1500)

         Section 1: North and Central African Societies

         Section 2: West African Civilizations

         Section 3: Eastern City States and Southern Empires     

Unit 4: Connecting Hemispheres

     Chapter 16: People and Empires In The Americas (AD 500-1500)

         Section 1: North American Societies

         Section 2: Maya Kings and Cities

         Section 3: The Aztecs Control Central Mexico

         Section 4: The Inca Create a Mountain Empire

     Chapter 17: European Renaissance & Reformation (AD 1300-1600)

​         Section 1: Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance

         Section 2: The Northern Renaissance

         Section 3: Luther Leads the Reformation             

         Section 4: The Reformation Continues                  

     Chapter 18: The Muslim World Expands (AD 1300-1700)

         Section 1: The Ottomans Build a Vast Empire

         Section 2: Cultural Blending

         Section 3: The Mughal Empire in India

     Chapter 19: The Age of Explorations and Isolation (AD 1400-1800)

         Section 1: Europeans Explore The East

         Section 2: China Limits European Contacts

         Section 3: Japan Returns To Isolation

     Chapter 20: The Atlantic World (AD 1492-1800)  

         Section 1: Spain Builds an American Empire

         Section 2: European Nations Settle North American

         Section 3: The Atlantic Slave Trade

         Section 4: The Columbian Exchange and Global Trade

Unit 5: Absolutism To Revolution

     Chapter 21: Absolute Monarchs In Europe (AD 1500-1800)

         Section 1: Spain's Empire and European Absolutism

         Section 2: The Reign of Louis XIV

         Section 3: Central European Monarchs Clash                   

         Section 4: Absolute Rulers of Russia                                   

         Section 5: Parliament Limits The English Monarchy       

     Chapter 22: Enlightenment & Revolution

         Section 1: The Scientific Revolution

         Section 2: The Enlightenment In Europe                           

         Section 3: The Enlightenment Spreads                               

         Section 4: The American Revolution                                                                         American Revolution Resources

     Chapter 23: The French Revolution & Napoleon

         Section 1: The French Revolution Begins

         Section 2: Revolution Brings Reform and Terror     

         Section 3: Napoleon Forges An Empire

         Section 4: Napoleon's Empire Collapses                   

         Section 5: The Congress of Vienna                             

     Chapter 24: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep The West

         Section 1: Latin American Peoples Win Independence

         Section 2: Europe Faces Revolutions

         Section 3: Nationalism: Italy & Germany                              

         Section 4: Revolutions In The Arts

Unit 6: Industrialism and The Race For Empire

     Chapter 25: The Industrial Revolution

         Section 1: The Beginnings of Industrialization

         Section 2: Industrialization

         Section 3: Industrialization Spreads

         Section 4: Reforming The Industrial World

     Chapter 26: An Age of Democracy and Progress

         Section 1: Democratic Reform and Activism

         Section 2: Self Rule for British Colonies

         Section 3: War and Expansion in the United States

         Section 4: Nineteenth Century Progress

     Chapter 27: The Age of Imperialism                                              Imperialism Resources

         Section 1: The Scramble for Africa                           

         Section 2: Imperialism, Case Study: Nigeria                                        

         Section 3: Europeans Claim Muslim Lands             

         Section 4: British Imperialism In India

         Section 5: Imperialism In Southeast Asia                 

     Chapter 28: Transformations Around The Globe

         Section 1: China Resists Outside Influence

         Section 2: Modernization In Japan

         Section 3: U.S. Economic Imperialism

         Section 4: Turmoil and Change In Mexico

Unit 7: The World at War

     Chapter 29 The Great War                                                                 World War 1 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 and Nationalism

​        Section 1: Revolutions In Russia                                     

        Section 2: Totalitarianism: Stalin                                    

        Section 3: Imperial China Collapses       

        Section 4: Nationalism In India & Southwest Asia       

     Chapter 31: Years of Crisis

         Section 1: Postwar Uncertainty

         Section 2: A Worldwide Depression

         Section 3: Fascism Rises In Europe              

​         Section 4: Aggressors Invade Nations         

     Chapter 32: World War II                                                                     World War 2 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          

Unit 8: Perspectives on The Present

     Chapter 33: Restructuring the Post War World                             Cold War Resources

         Section 1: Cold War Superpowers Face Off        

         Section 2: Communists Take Power In China

         Section 3: Wars In Korea and Vietnam               

         Section 4: The Cold War Divides The World

​         Section 5: The Cold War Thaws                             

     Chapter 34: The Colonies Become New Nations

         Section 1: The Indian Subcontinent Achieves Freedom

         Section 2: Southeast Asian Nations Gain Independence

         Section 3: New Nations In Africa

         Section 4: Conflicts In The Middle East

         Section 5: Central Asia Struggles

     Chapter 35: Struggles For Democracy

         Section 1: Democracy, Case Study: Latin American Democracies

         Section 2: The Challenge of Democracy In Africa

         Section 3: The Collapse of The Soviet Union                                         

         Section 4: Changes In Central and Eastern Europe

       Section 5: China: Reform & Reaction

     Chapter 36: Global Interdependence

         Section 1: The Impact of Science and Technology

         Section 2: Global Economic Development

         Section 3: Global Security Issues

         Section 4: Terrorism: Case Study: September 11th, 2001

​         Section 5: Cultures Blend in a Global Age

These materials were prepared by Harms LLC and have neither been developed, reviewed, nor endorsed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, publisher of the original WORLD HISTORY: Patterns of Interaction work on which this material is based.

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