World History: High School

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Learn all about the history of humanity and the progress of civilizations through time with this self-paced high school world history course. This flexible, mobile-friendly course can function as a standalone curriculum, a supplement to in-class material or homework help resource.
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26 chapters in World History: High School

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Lesson 1 - Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Post-war Poland: Soviet Occupation, Social Unrest & Economic Depression  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Post-war Czechoslovakia: Politics, Economy & Soviet Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Post-war Yugoslavia: New Name, Government & Republics  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Post-war Great Britain: Reforms, Industry & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Post-war France: Politics, Economy & Rebuilding  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Post-war Italy: New Republic and Social & Economic Rebuilding  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Post-war Germany: Politics, Developments & Partitioning  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Ethnic Warfare in Former Yugoslavia: Events and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The People's Republic of China: Politics & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Changes in Africa After World War II  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Post-WWII Japan: Democracy & Modernization  Take Quiz

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