Guided Reading

The Students Friend Concise World History

by Mike Maxwell

  Unit 1 - Overview, Basic Concepts, Prehistory Points
0 Overview: Waves of History 2
1 Primary and Secondary Sources 1
2 BC and AD 8
3 Hemispheres 1
4 Climate Zones 2
5 Big Bang Theory 10
6 Continents  
7 Plate Tectonics  
8 Great Rift Valley  
9 Australopithecus  
10 Culture  
11 Homo Sapiens  
12 Stone Age  

Unit 2 - Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt Points
13 Agriculture 4
14 Jericho 4
15 Civilization 8
16 Middle East 7
17 Mesopotamia 0
18 Religion  
19 Code of Hammurabi  
20 Hebrews  
21 Bronze Age  
22 Egypt  
23 Pharaohs  
24 Government  
25 Pyramids  
26 Hieroglyphics  
27 Africa  
28 Sahara Desert  
     

  Unit 3 - Ancient India and China Points
29 Asia 2
30 India 1
31 Caste System 1
32 Hinduism 1
33 Buddhism 1
34 Ashoka 1
35 Gupta Empire 1
36 Nomadic Raiders  
37 China  
38 Mandate from Heaven  
39 Confucius  
40 First Emperor  
41 Great Wall of China  
42 Han Dynasty  
43 Silk Road  
44 Iron Age  

 
  Unit 4: Ancient Greece and Rome Points
45 Greece 10
46 The Iliad and the Odyssey 10
47 Persian Wars  
48 Parthenon  
49 Democracy  
50 Humanism  
51 Socrates  
52 Hellenistic Civilization  
53 Roman Empire  
54 Carthage  
55 Julius Caesar  
56 Pax Romana  
57 Roman Law  
58 Arch  
59 Constantine the Great  
60 Fall of Rome  
     

  Unit 5 - The Early Middle Ages: 500 to 1000 AD Points
61 Classical Period 1
62 Middle Ages 10
63 Germanic Tribes 1
64 Christianity 6
65 Charlemange 1
66 Vikings 3
67 Feudalism 1
68 Byzantine Empire 1
69 Russia 1
70 Tang Dynasty 5
71 Southeast Asia 10
72 Korea and Japan  
73 Maya  
74 Muhammad  
75 Islam  
76 Arab Conquests  

  Unit 6 - The Late Middle Ages - 1000 to 1500 Points
77 Abbasid Empire 2
78 Swahili Coast 10
79 Timbuktu 3
80 Crusades 10
81 Mongols 9
82 Marco Polo 10
83 Samurai 10
84 Voyages of Zheng He  
85 Ottoman Empire  
86 Guilds  
87 Hundred Years' War  
88 Gothic Architecture  
89 Renaissance  
90 Aztecs  
91 Incas  
92 Great Voyages of Discovery  
     

  Unit 7 - 1500s and 1600s: The Early Modern World Points
93 The Modern World 12
94 Conquest of the Americas 6
95 Columbian Exchange 4
96 Capitalism (Free Market) 10
97 African Slave Trade 3
98 New Spain 6
99 Qing Dynasty 4
100 Tokugawa Shogunate 3
101 Peter the Great  
102 Gutenberg  
103 Protestant Reformation  
104 Counter-Reformation  
105 Elizabeth I  
106 Europe's War of Religion  
107 Divine Right Monarchs  
108 Scientific Revolution  
     

  Unit 8 - 1700s: Enlightenment and Revolution Points
109 The Enlightenment 10
110 Adam Smith 10
111 American Revolution 10
112 Third Estate 10
113 French Revolution 10
114 Reign of Terror 10
115 Napoleon 14
116 Neoclassical Art and Classical Music 10
117 Horatio Nelson 14
118 Haiti 16
119 Napoleon's Invasion of Russia 4
120 Simon Bolivar 6
121 British Parliament 4
122 Catherine the Great 8
123 Mughal Empire 7
124 Gunpowder Empires 3
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Unit 9 - 1800s - Industrialism and Imperialism Points
125 Industrial Revolution 50
126 Socialism 50
127 Impressionism (10)
128 Conservative versus Liberal  
129 Nationalism  
130 Social Darwinism  
131 Imperialism  
132 India  
133 Australia  
134 Opium War  
135 Meiji Restoration  
136 Crimean War  
137 Scramble for Africa  
138 Mexico  
139 Spanish-American War  
140 Westernization  

Unit 10 - 1900 to 1950: World at War Points
141 20th Century 10
142 World War I 10
143 Trench Warfare 10
144 Lusitania  
145 Treaty of Versailles  
146 Crisis of Meaning  
147 Communism  
148 Social Reform Laws  
149 Great Depression  
150 Fascism  
151 Mass Culture  
152 Totalitarian Government  
153 Spanish Civil War  
154 Nanking Massacre  
155 Appeasement  
156 Blitzkrieg  
157 World War II  
158 Holocaust  
159 Hitler's Invasion of Russia  
160 Hiroshima  
     

Unit 11 - 1950 to Present: Cold War and Space Age Points
161 Independence Movements 10
162 Gandhi 10
163 People's Republic of China 10
164 Cold War 10
165 Berlin 1
166 Containment  
167 Vietnam War  
168 Proxy Wars  
169 Nuclear Arms Race  
170 Space Age  
171 Modern Art  
172 Collapse of the Soviet Union  
     

Unit 12 - Current Issues: A Changing World Order Points
173 New World Order 1
174 China 3
175 Globalism 4
176 Africa 4
177 Third World Economic Development 6
178 Latin America 7
179 Ethnic Cleansing 2
180 Arab-Israeli Conflict 4
181 Iran 4
182 Terrorism 10
183 Iraq 10
184 Arab Spring  
185 Biotechnology  
186 Capitalism  
187 Democracy  
188 The Environment