World History

The readings included here are in no way intended to be a complete overview of World History. Rather, each was written to cover a specific topic for each unit throughout my World History curriculum. They can certainly be used as an online textbook to help you better understand World History. Additional sources are recommended to fill in the gaps and provide context for each era. The US History textbook can be accessed here.


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

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