World History Online Textbook

The readings included here are not intended to be a complete overview of all World History. Each article in the textbook covers a topic in my World History curriculum. 

These can certainly be used as a free online textbook for your World History classroom. Additional sources are recommended to fill in the gaps and provide context for each era. 

If you need this textbook as a PDF, you can save each page or paste the text into a Google Doc and convert to PDF. 

Each of these articles in the textbook aligns with my curriculum and interactive notebook activities and is perfect for your middle school or 9th grade students.


Western River Valley Civilizations

Eastern River Valley Civilizations

Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

The Islamic World

Classical Asia

The Middle Ages

African Empires and Civilizations

Civilizations and Empires of the Americas

The Renaissance and Reformation

The European Age of Exploration

Europe's Absolute Monarchs

The Age of Enlightenment in Europe

An Age of Revolutions 

The Industrial Revolution

The Age of Imperialism

World War 1

The Interwar Period

World War 2 and the Holocaust

The Cold War


Typos, Mistakes, and Factual Errors

Did you find an error in one of the articles? If so, please submit it here and I can get it fixed! 

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