History Games and History Simulations

Creating Coggles

     Coggle is an online Mind Mapping program. 

  • Students begin with a central topic and organize the information from the textbook (green branches) in a way that they can understand better.  
  • Students then add Concept Branches (purple branches) that fit the information.
  • Students add links to outside information (blue branches) that they feel needs further explanation.
  • Students will then answer and create Higher Order Thinking Questions (red branches) that they are given and develop their own as well.​

     How a Coggle Works

Sample Coggle

Green Branches: Notes

Purple Branches: Concepts

Blue Branches: Outside Links

Red Branches: Student & Higher Order Thinking Questions

Students will use Critical Thinking Skills to sequence and create a mind map of events helping them to understand why historical events happened and the impact those decisions had in these world history activities .

World History Mind Maps With Coggle Technology

     Sign-Up for our newsletter and receive free Social Studies Concept Graphics that help kids understand concepts for History, Government, Economics, Geography and Global Connections

World History

Patterns of Interaction

Free Coggle Lessons

Click on the Section to download the lesson                                             Contact Mr. Harms to request lesson not linked yet

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.

Additional Information:

-World History Resources

-21st Century Skills

-Social Studies Common Core


-Why Simulations Work

(515) 689-3960

Harms LLC
15242 110th St.
Alden, IA 50006