- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 389
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present
Course SummaryIf you find your high school world history class challenging, take a look at our engaging remedial course. Our text and video lessons are specifically designed to make the tough topics easy to understand so you can catch up and get a great grade in history class.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Students who need help with history topics will find this remedial course provides a simple and effective way to catch up on subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Need to bring your history grade up
- Are trying to catch up on any missed history homework
- Have a hard time understanding your history lessons in class
- Want some extra preparation materials for an upcoming history exam
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this remedial course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our history instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who are struggling with new history concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with the major periods of world history, and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on 21st century challenges. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify history topics you find most difficult, and skip the material you already know. If you only need to study World War II, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering history!
1. Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you need to learn about.
2. Open a lesson and play the video.
3. Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
4. Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning a history concept.
5. Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
6. See your course progress on the history remedial course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your history knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- World history themes and periods
- Maps and population distribution
- World belief systems
- Early and ancient civilizations
- Ancient Chinese and Indian civilizations
- Greek history and philosophy
- Rise and fall of Rome
- Christianity's spread throughout the world
- Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean
- Dark Ages history
- African political and religious systems
- History of the Middle Ages
- Asian history through 1300 CE
- Dynastic empires of Eurasia
- The Renaissance and Age of Exploration
- Elizabethan Era wars and leaders
- European colonialism
- The Enlightenment
- World War I and II events and history
- Cold War activities
- Contemporary Latin American history
- 21st century economies and advancements
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