World History

Unit Guides

These units are aligned to the California state standards for 7th grade World History. Each includes lecture notes in PowerPoint and video format, labs along with instructions on how to do them, and other worksheets. The worksheets are often based on Holt's Medieval World which is a horrible, horrible textbook that should never be used by anyone. Students, feel free to browse through and "expand your knowledge" (thanks Jasmin!) by checking out the videos.

*Most* PowerPoint and Word files are not currently shared thanks to a recent Google update. I'm working on it. All other files should be fine. If you find one that isn't working that you need right away please contact me!

Learn about basic history skills and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

From the fall of Rome to the rebirth of the Renaissance Europe was dark... or was it?

The Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. Transformation, roll out!

The Maya, Aztec and Inca flourished before the arrival of the Spanish. Now, what? Also... pirates?!

China's influence in Asia, particularly on Japan was immeasurable. Let's try to measure it!

The rise of Islam in the Middle East is explored with quick looks at West Africa and Persia.