History
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World History

This is a World History course that covers the development of most major civilizations from the Stone Age up through the Modern World and is designed to replace a traditional textbook.

The Stone Age

Humans of the Paleolithic Era, before the discovery of agriculture. This unit includes theories of human migration, relationship to the environment, early government, and lifestyle.

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Patterns of Resource Use

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Range of the Neanderthals

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Cave Paintings

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Cave Paintings Review

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Cave Painting Activity

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Early Humans

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Map of Early Human Migrations

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People and Dwellings

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Senses of Place

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Catalhuyuk Activity

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Early Human History - Paleolithic Era

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Goals and Objectives: The Stone Age

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Review: The Stone Age

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CCSS for Writing Social Studies and Science

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Common Core State Standards for Reading History

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Early Humans

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Paleolithic Reading

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Prehistory Notes

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Prehistory Slide Show

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The Stone Age CCSS

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Early Humans Powerpoint

The Early Americas

This unit coverts the Maya, Aztec, and Incan civilizations as well as the early Native American civilizations.

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Mesoamerica - Wikipedia

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American Indians

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PreColumbian American History: Goals & Objectives

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Images of Early American Civilizations- Wikipedia

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Native American Tribes

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Tribes of North America

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The Americas: A Separate World

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Review: Early American Civilization

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Early American Migration worksheet

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Map of Early United States

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American Indians by Region

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American Indians by Region 2

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Native American Tribes

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The Early Americas CCSS

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The Early Americas CCSS - whst

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The First Americans

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Mesoamerica Slideshow

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The Amerindians Slideshow

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Native American Origins

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The People of Mesoamerica

Early African Civilizatio...

This unit covers the geography, history, and art of early African civilization.

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Trading Empires of West Africa

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African Kingdoms Presentation

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Early African History

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Geography of Africa - Wikipedia

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African Art

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Review: Early African Civilizations

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Kingdom of Axum - Wikipedia

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Ancient African Civilizations Map

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Kingdom of Axum

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Area of the Nok Culture - Maps

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Djenne - Wikipedia

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Bantu Migrations Map

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Swahili Culture

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Timbuktu - Reading and Questions

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Kingdom of Ghana - Wikipedia

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Kingdom of Mali - Wikipedia

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Kingdom of Songhai - Wikipedia

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Bantu Expansion - Wikipedia

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Great Zimbabwe - Wikipedia

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Goals and Objectives: Early African Civilizations

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African Culture

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Review: Early African Civilizations

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Trade Between Islamic Empire and Africa

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Early African Civilization CCSS

The Fertile Crescent

This unit covers the history of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, from 7000 to 500 BCE.

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Sumerian Writing

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Map of Mesopotamia

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Babylonia - Wikipedia

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The Sumerians

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Timeline of the Assyrian Empire

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Mesopotamia - Wikipedia

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Mesopotamia Lesson Plan and Activities

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Mesopotamian Cities and Civilizations

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Sumer and Mesopotamia Contribution Chart

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Civilizations of Mesopotamia

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Fertile Crescent - Wikipedia

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Mesopotamian Agriculture

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Goals and Objectives: Mesopotamia

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Review: Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent

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Plow Notes - Teacher

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Plow Notes - Students

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Do Now: Mesopotamia Religion

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Mesopotamia Test - Study Guide

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Do Now: Mapping Activities 3

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Mesopotamia Test

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The Fertile Crescent CCSS

Ancient Egypt

This unit details the history of ancient Egypt.

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Review Questions - Early Civilizations

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt - Complete Overview

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Egyptian History Worksheet

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Map of the Egyptian Empire

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Statue of Hatshepsut

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Thutmose III Statue

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Ancient Egypt

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The Nile River

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Egyptian Art

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Map of Ancient Egypt

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Kush and Egypt

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Wikipedia

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Akhenaten - Wikipedia

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Ramses II - Wikipedia

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Cleopatra VII - Wikipedia

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Ancient Egypt: Geography and Early Settlement

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Ancient Egypt: The Pharaohs

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Ancient Egypt: Daily Life

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Ancient Egypt: The Kingdom of Kush

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Goals and Objectives: Ancient Egypt and Kush

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Review: Ancient Egypt and Kush

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Ancient Egypt CCSS

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece and its history, culture, literature, and society.

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Spartan Life

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Greek Mythology Worksheet

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Greek Gods Review

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Ancient Greek Architecture

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Greek Architecture

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Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture

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Religion in Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greek Art and Cultural Expression

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Macedonia and Beyond

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Ancient Greece - Worksheet

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Greek Colonies

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Peloponnesian War- Wikipedia

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The Odyssey Activity

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Sparta and Athens

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Goals and Objectives: Ancient Greece

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Review: Ancient Greece

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9.4.3 Alexander the Great

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Ancient Greece Slideshow

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Ancient Greece Slideshow - Part 2

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Ancient Greece CCSS

Ancient India

This unit covers ancient India, including the origins of Hinduism and Buddhism, from 2300 BCE to 500 CE.

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The Noble Eightfold Path - Wikipedia

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The Four Noble Truths - Wikipedia

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Maurya Dynasty in 265 B.C. - Map

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The Silk Road: China and India

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The Gupta Empire - Wikipedia

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Hinduism Overview

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Life of Buddha

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Gautama Buddha - Wikipedia

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Indus Valley Civilization - Wikipedia

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Vedic Period - Wikipedia

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Varnas - Wikipedia

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Indian Caste System

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Caste System Activity

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Caste System Activity II

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Hinduism - Wikipedia

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Buddhism - Wikipedia

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Bhagavad Gita - Wikipedia

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Goals and Objectives: Ancient India

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Review: Ancient India

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History of India - Wikipedia

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Muslim Conquest in India - Wikipedia

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Islam in India

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Ancient India CCSS

Ancient China

This unit covers ancient China, including the Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties, from 1600 BCE to 1 CE.

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The Qin Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Trading in Early Chinese Empires

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Early Dynasties of China

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Han Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Zhou Dynasty - Wikipedia

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The Zhou Dynasty and Feudalism

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Shang Dynasty Oracle Texts

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Shang Dynasty - Wikipedia

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The Qin Dynasty

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Shang Dynasty Map

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Qin Dynasty Map

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Terracotta Soldiers

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Ancient China: The Shang Dynasty

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Ancient China: Chinese Philosophies

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Ancient China: The First Emperor

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Ancient China: The Han Dynasty

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Goals and Objectives: Ancient China

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Review: Ancient China

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Ancient China CCSS

Rise of the Roman Empire

Roman civilization, society, daily life, and Empire.

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9.5.1 Notes GO

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9.5.1 Exit Ticket

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9.5.2 Do Now

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9.5.2 Primary Sources

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9.5.2 Primary Sources GO

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9.5.4 Compare and Contrast Rome and Today

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9.5.4 Roman Violence GO

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9.5.4 Timeline of Rome

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The Roman Republic - Wikipedia

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The Second Triumvirate - Wikipedia

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The Roman Empire - Wikipedia

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Augustus - Wikipedia

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Roman Art - Wikipedia

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Roman Architecture - Wikipedia

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Gladiators - Wikipedia

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List of Roman Gladiator Types - Wikipedia

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Christianity - Wikipedia

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Core Beliefs of Christianity

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Constantine the Great - Wikipedia

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Basics of the Roman Empire

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Review: Roman Empire

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Goals and Objectives: Rome

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Rise of the Roman Empire CCSS

Premodern China

This unit covers premodern China, including the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, as well as Confucianism.

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Ming Dynasty - Wikipedia

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The Four Noble Truths - Wikipedia

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Confucianism - Wikipedia

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Image of Confucius

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Images of Buddha

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Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism

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Buddhism - Wikipedia

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Goals and Objectives: Pre-Modern China

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Sui Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Tang Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Song Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Review: Pre-Modern China

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Tang Dynasty

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Song Dynasty Slideshow

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Confucius Notes - Teacher

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Premodern China CCSS

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Dynasties of China

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Yuan Dynasty - Wikipedia

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Yuan Dynasty - Slideshow

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China's Trade and Inventions - Powerpoint

Premodern Japan

This unit covers early and medieval Japan.

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Sakoku (Japanese Isolationism)

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Tokugawa Shogunate Japan - Wikipedia

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Goals and Objectives: Pre-Modern Japan

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Asuka Period - Wikipedia

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Nara Period - Wikipedia

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Heian Period - Wikipedia

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Kamakura Period - Wikipedia

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Kamakura Shogunate - Wikipedia

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Review: Pre-Modern Japan

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Architecture in Japan

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Japanese History

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9.8.1 Feudalism Jigsaw Readings

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9.8.1 Introduction to Feudalism

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Premodern Japan CCSS

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The Nara Period

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The Heian Period - Powerpoint

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Feudal Japan

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Kamakura Period

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Sakoku - Wikipedia

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Tokugawa Shogunate

The Islamic World

This unit covers the roots of Islam, Islamic beliefs, and Islamic empires.

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Spread of Islam Map

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Prevailing World Religions Map

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Write Now: Five Pillars

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How Did the Islamic Empire Succeed?

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Islamic Golden Age - Wikipedia

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Seljuk Turks - Wikipedia

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Islamic Art and Architecture

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Muhammad and the Rise of Islam

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Islamic Art - Basic Principles

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Calligraphy Art Project

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Origins of the Arab Empire - Reading & Questions

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Arab Empire Map Activity

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Trade Routes and the Spread of Islam

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Goals and Objectives: Islamic World

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Review: Islamic World

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Muslim Conquest in India - Wikipedia

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Islam in India

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Geography of the Muslim World

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Islam Spreads and Splinters

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Islam Spreads and Splinters - Student Notes

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Golden Age of Islam - Student Notes

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The Islamic World CCSS

Middle Ages

This unit covers the Middle Ages in Europe, including the Crusades, Christianity, and the Black Plague.

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Middle Ages: Changes to Europe

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The Middle Ages in Europe- Wikipedia

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Art & Architecture of the Middle Ages

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Europe in the Middle Ages

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The Crusades - Wikipedia

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Goals and Objectives: Later Middle Ages

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Review: Later Middle Ages

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LP 10-23 Presentations on Feudalism

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9.8.1 Introduction to Feudalism

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Crusades: Not a Walk in the Park

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Dangers of Going on a Crusade

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Ritual 4: From the Crusades to the Plague

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Ritual 4: Answer Sheet

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Saladin vs Richard the Lion-Hearted

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Views of the Crusades

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Middle Ages CCSS

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The Middle Ages

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The Crusades - Slideshow

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Feudalism - Wikipedia

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The Crusades

Renaissance and Reformati...

This unit covers the Renaissance and Reformation of Christianity.

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Deuterocanoncal Books

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Church History Powerpoint

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Europe During the Renaissance

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Goals and Objectives: Renaissance and Reformation

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Protestant Reformation - Wikipedia

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Martin Luther - Wikipedia

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Review: Renaissance and Reformation

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Renaissance and Reformation CCSS

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Renaissance - Wikipedia

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Renaissance Reformation

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Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution

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The Renaissance 1450 - 1527

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The Renaissance

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The Renaissance Mass

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Martin Luther

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Renaissance Artists

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Introduction to Renaissance and Reformation

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Renaissance Big Book

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The Renaissance 1500 - 1660

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Renaissance and Reformation in Europe

Early Science and Explora...

This unit covers science and exploration in the early modern world, including the Scientific Revolution, the Great Voyages of Discovery, and New Systems of Trade.

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Age of Exploration - Wikipedia

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Christopher Columbus' Voyages - Wikipedia

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Outline of Famous Voyages

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Discovering America images - Wikipedia

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European Colonization of the Americas-Wikipedia

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Excerpt from Columbus's Journal

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Exploring the Americas

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Spanish Colonization of the Americas- Wikipedia

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Spanish Conquistador Worksheet

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The Atlantic World is Born

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Goals and Objectives: Science and Exploration

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Review: Science and Exploration

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Science & Exploration Vocabulary

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Age of Exploration Quiz

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Early Science and Exploration CCSS

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Nicolaus Copernicus

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The Life of Galileo

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Ferdinand Magellan

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Vasco De Gama

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The Columbian Exchange

Revolutions and Nationali...

This unit covers the spread of revolutionary ideals, the Industrial Revolution, and nationalism and colonial empires.

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Industrial Revolution

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Child Labor

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Nationalism to Sectionalism

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Nationalism and Growth images - Wikipedia

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Cotton Gin - Wikipedia

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Declaration of Independence- Text

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Haitian Revolution Jigsaw

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Lesson Plan: Mexican Revolution Essay - Peer Edit

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French Revolution: Key Terms

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French Revolution Timeline

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French Revolution - Framework

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Lesson Plan: Marxism Introduction

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Lesson Plan: Marxism Experience

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Communism

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Goals and Objectives: Nationalism and Revolutions

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Review: Nationalism and Revolutions

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Congress of Vienna (Wikipedia)

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Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

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The Industrial Revolution (Wikipedia)

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Revolutions and Nationalism CCSS

The Modern World

This unit covers World War I, World War II, and the Present Day.

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British Propaganda

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Sinking Lusitania

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Zimmermann Telegram Decoded

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Russian Revolution

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WWI Images

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Eugene V. Debs

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Years Following The War

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Death Toll/Casualties

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WWI Allies Worksheet

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World War I Review

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Text of General Eisenhower's D-Day Speech

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History of D-Day and the Normandy Landings

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Goals and Objectives: Modern World

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Review: Modern World

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Globalization (Wikipedia)

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The Cold War (Wikipedia)

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September 11th Attacks (Wikipedia)

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The Modern World CCSS

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World War I

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The Russian Revolution