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.
CONTENTS 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
APPENDIX 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 Glossary Spanish Glossary Gazetteer Index 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.