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Explore the history of the world from Era 4 to the present.  The stories, struggles, and triumps of the world itself come alive in our High School World History offering.


Key features:

  • Compelling and supporting questions to guide each chapter
  • Focus on interregional and global connections
  • Performance based tasks embedded in units
  • Inclusion of primary source analysis opportunities
  • Connections to World GeoHistogram with activities


NOTE:  We anticipate this will be a rolling release - with a significant chunk of the text released in August, the rest coming on a regular basis throughout the school year.


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Chapter 1:  How did global networks of exchange lead to worldwide crises and achievements?


Chapter 2:  Do the benefits of Exploration outweigh the costs?


Chapter 3:  What were some of global causes and consequences of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade?




Chapter 4:  To what extent is violence acceptable to bring about change?


Chapter 5:  Was the Industrial Revolution worth the human cost?


Chapter 6:  How did major world powers dominate the globe?


Chapter 7:  Was there really a European Miracle?  (Preview of sections 1&2 above)




Chapter 8:  How did World War I shape the global landscape?


Chapter 9:  Were the causes of World War II inevitable?


Chapter 10:  Were the outcomes of World War II inevitable?


Chapter 11:  When are revolutions appropriate?


Genocide in the 20th Century




Chapter 12:  How significant was the Cold War in creating the modern world?


Chapter 13:  Was decolonization an inevitable outcome of World War II?


Chapter 14:  What were the consequences for people outside of Europe and the United States of the end of WWII?


Chapter 15:  Is the world more or less secure with integration and globalization?


Chapter 16:  To what extent do global trade agreements benefit societies?


Chapter 17:   How has warfare changed over time?





Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education