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Journey Across Time Ц Interactive Student Edition (2008)


A combination of story and standards, "Journey Across Time" is a middle school world history program organized chronologically from the first humans and ancient civilizations to the present. Co-authored by National Geographic and Jackson Spielvogel, this book's engaging narrative and outstanding visuals transport students back in time. As co-author, National Geographic ensures that students understand the influence of geography on historical events.

Reference Atlas
Geography Handbook
Tools of the Historian

Unit 1:  Early Civilizations
Chapter 1:  The First Civilizations
Chapter 2:  Ancient Egypt
Chapter 3:  The Ancient Israelites

Unit 2:  The Ancient World
Chapter 4:  The Ancient Greeks
Chapter 5:  Greek Civilization
Chapter 6:  India's Early Civilizations
Chapter 7:  Early China

Unit 3:  New Empires and New Faiths
Chapter 8:  The Rise of Rome
Chapter 9:  Roman Civilization
Chapter 10:  The Rise of Christianity
Chapter 11:  Islamic Civilization

Unit 4:  The Middle Ages
Chapter 12:  China in the Middle Ages
Chapter 13:  Medieval Africa
Chapter 14:  Medieval Japan
Chapter 15:  Medieval Europe

Unit 5:  A Changing World
Chapter 16:  The Americas
Chapter 17:  The Renaissance and Reformation
Chapter 18:  Enlightenment and Revolution

Unit 6:  Modern Times
Chapter 19:  Industry and Nationalism
Chapter 20:  Imperialism and World War I
Chapter 21:  World War II and the Cold War
Chapter 22:  Building Today's World

What Is an Appendix?
SkillBuilder Handbook
- Finding the Main Idea
- Taking Notes and Outlining
- Reading a Time Line
- Sequencing and Categorizing Information
- Recognizing Point of View
- Distinguishing Fact From Opinion
- Analyzing Library and Research Resources
- Analyzing Primary Source Documents
- Building a Database
- Summarizing
- Evaluating a Web Site
- Understanding Cause and Effect
- Making Comparisons
- Making Predictions
- Drawing Inferences and Conclusions
- Recognizing Economic Indicators
- Interpreting Political Cartoons
Standardized Test Practice
Primary Sources Library
Suggested Readings
Spanish Glossary
Acknowledgements and Photo Credits
About the authors:
Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have been published in several scholarly publications. He is co-author (with William Duiker) of World History, published in 1994. Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide awards, and in 1997, he became the first winner of the Schreyer Institute’s Student Choice Award for innovative and inspiring teaching.

The National Geographic Society, founded in 1888 for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge, is the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Since its earliest days, the Society has used sophisticated communication technologies, from color photography to holography, to convey geographic knowledge to a worldwide membership.

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