Ch 1: Foundational Concepts of World History: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Foundational Concepts of World History chapter of this High School World History: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master core concepts in world history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of world history.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering foundational concepts of world history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about key world history concepts. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding foundational concepts of world history
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about foundational concepts in history
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the foundational concepts in world history chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the foundational concepts in world history chapter exam to be prepared.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the topics in a foundational concepts of world history unit of a standard high school world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Periods of world history from 8000 B.C.E. to the present
  • Definition and common elements of a civilization
  • Causes and effects of historical change
  • Overview and major geographical regions of the world map
  • Effects of geography and climate on civilizations
  • Recurring historical themes across cultures
  • Societal migration, evolution, aggression, and industrialization throughout history

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Foundational Concepts of World History: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

2. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.

Historical Change: Causes and Effects

3. Historical Change: Causes and Effects

In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

4. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Recurring Themes in History Across Cultures

5. Recurring Themes in History Across Cultures

This lesson will explore the concept of historic recurrence. In doing so, it will highlight recurring themes in history like the rise and fall of empires, the development of technology, economic trade, military conflict, and gender roles

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

6. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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