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Course SummaryThis AP World History textbook replacement course covers all of the topics in a standard world history textbook. The lessons offer a convenient way for students to study, interactive materials for teachers to engage their classes, and an effective alternative to expensive or outdated textbooks.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Any instructor who teaches AP world history can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high-quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most world history textbooks.
How it works
The short, engaging video lessons on topics like Ancient Greece and the Renaissance Period are perfect for briefly introducing a world history topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional world history textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of colonialism, the Dark Ages and World War II.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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- Cost Effective: Using our world history textbook can save schools hundreds if not thousands of dollars typically spent on physical textbooks.
- Engaging Content: Unlike dry textbook instruction, our lessons bring the Enlightenment period, globalization and other world history topics to life while providing a high level of quality education.
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- Help Students Keep Up: Teachers can assign lessons directly from the course to students who need further help with specific world history topics or who missed class.
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Using the Course
Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in your world history class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings world history lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb world history concepts, ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages and globalization.
- Identify the world history topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging world history video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like The Odyssey, Judaism and the Elizabethan Era.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any world history topic covered in the course.
Why It Works
Our world history course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about religious belief systems, the Old World and the Ice Age.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in world history, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this world history course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a world history concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- World history basics
- Religious belief systems
- Ancient civilizations
- Early Middle East history
- History of India, America, Africa and China
- History of Greece
- Early Hellenism and Athenian philosophy
- The Roman Republic
- The Roman Empire
- The Dark Ages events and history
- History of the Early Middle Ages
- Warming period during medieval times
- Key figures of the High Middle Ages
- Early development of the Americas, Africa and Asia
- Study of the Late Middle Ages
- Renaissance Period
- Exploration Age
- European Reformation
- Elizabethan Era history
- Enlightenment Period
- Developments in intellect, politics and technology
- The era of colonialism
- Global imperialism
- History of World War I and World War II
- 20th-century history and the Cold War
- Globalization in 1980 and beyond
- Preparation methods for the AP world history exam
- Essay writing techniques for the exam
- Essay writing and revision methods for the AP world history exam
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