World History

Travel back through time with your students. Videos, primary sources, and interactive maps help students understand the people and places that have shaped our world. Historical biographies help students make personal connections to history.

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Go to Ancient Greek Civilization Interactivity: Antigone

Ancient Greek Civilization Interactivity: Antigone

Students get support for a closer read of passages from Sophocles' play Antigone in this primary source exploration.

Go to Ancient Egypt and Nubia Video: Hatshepsut

Ancient Egypt and Nubia Video: Hatshepsut

How did Queen Hatshepsut become one of the few female rulers of ancient Egyptian, and as powerful as any pharaoh before or after? Students find out in this video.

Go to Kings, Conflict, and Crusades Story: King Henry II

Kings, Conflict, and Crusades Story: King Henry II

As student read this story of King Henry II and Thomas Becket, the will see a powerful friendship dissolve into defiance and deadly conflict in Medieval England.

Go to Depression and World Wars Map: Axis Aggression, 1942

Depression and World Wars Map: Axis Aggression, 1942

Help students connect the geography of World War II to present day with this GIS map. Download and view this full-color map in your favorite 3-D Earth viewer.