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Course SummaryDevelop a deeper understanding of influential events in world history by reviewing this Major Eras in World History Study Guide course. These short video lessons are great tools that can be used to complement current lesson plans for history teachers or as study aids for students.
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- Need an efficient way to learn world history.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Want an organized resource to help study for an exam.
- Feel overwhelmed trying to memorize large amounts of information.
- Struggle to identify the most important facts in your World History class.
How It Works:
- Watch all the fun videos in the course to learn important information.
- Review lessons as needed to strengthen your comprehension.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your knowledge with lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Review only the information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Major Eras in World History final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll cover these key topics:
- Evolution of human tools and early technology
- The agrarian revolution of the Neolithic era and its implications
- Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of major Bronze age Grecian cities
- Iron age empires, including the Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian empires
- The collapse of Bronze Age empires and cities, including Mycenae
- Waves of early Greek philosophy and their influence
- The rise of the Roman Republic through the fall of the Holy Roman Empire
- A history and the hierarchy of feudalism, including the peasant revolts of the 14th century
- The development of agrarian technology during the Medieval Warm Period
- The formation and development of modern nation states
- A timeline of major events occurring during the European Renaissance
- Iconic art and architecture of the Renaissance
- How Martin Luther's 95 Theses influenced the Protestant Reformation
- The evolution of religious identities and beliefs during the Reformation
- Spanish and Portuguese exploratory expeditions
- The Mayflower and Plymouth Rock
- Economic growth in the 13 American colonies
- Major historical documents affecting government power, including Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence (U.S.)
- Latin American independence movements
- Phases and major events of the French Revolution
- Mediterranean revolution movements, including those in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece
- The major advancements of the Scientific Revolution and their cultural impacts
- Social effects of industrialization, including urbanization
- The influence of the Enlightenment on political theory
- Crucial war geography, including the Balkan Powder Keg of World War I
- Signing the Treaty of Versailles and founding the League of Nations
- Post-war causes and effects of the Russian revolution
- The European Theater, including the Eastern and Western fronts and the fight for North Africa in World War II
- The Pacific Ocean Theater, considering Japan versus the Allies in World War II
- The United States and the Soviet Union as opposed superpowers after the war
- Events leading into the Cold War and the attitudes that defined its central conflict
- The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War
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