What makes a great world history textbook? Thorough scholarship and an engaging story. Glencoe World History (2008) is a full-survey world history program authored by a world-renowned historian, Jackson Spielvogel, and the National Geographic Society. Experiencing world history and understanding its relevance to the modern world is the goal of this program. The program addresses the importance of motivating students and engaging them in meaningful learning - learning that links the past with issues confronting young people today. This World History textbook addresses student learning on many levels and encourages the reader to become actively involved with the beautifully presented content.
UNIT 1 The First Civilizations and Empires, Prehistory–A.D. 500 CHAPTER 1 The First Humans, Prehistory–3500 B.C CHAPTER 2 Western Asia and Egypt, 3500–500 B.C CHAPTER 3 India and China, 3000 B.C.–A.D. CHAPTER 4 Ancient Greece, 1900–133 B.C. CHAPTER 5 Rome and the Rise of Christianity, 600 B.C.–A.D. 500
UNIT 2 New Patterns of Civilization, 400–1500 CHAPTER 6 The World of Islam, 600–1500 CHAPTER 7 Early African Civilizations, 2000 B.C.–A.D. 1500 CHAPTER 8 The Asian World, 400–1500 CHAPTER 9 Emerging Europe and the Byzantine Empire, 400–1300 CHAPTER 10 Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000–1500 CHAPTER 11 The Americas, 400–1500
UNIT 3 The Early Modern World, 1400–1800 CHAPTER 12 Renaissance and Reformation, 1350–1600 CHAPTER 13 The Age of Exploration, 1500–1800 CHAPTER 14 Crisis and Absolutism in Europe, 1550–1715 CHAPTER 15 The Muslim Empires, 1450–1800 CHAPTER 16 The East Asian World, 1400–1800 CHAPTER 17 Revolution and Enlightenment, 1550–1800 CHAPTER 18 The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789–1815
UNIT 4 An Era of European Imperialism, 1800–1914 CHAPTER 19 Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800–1870 CHAPTER 20 Mass Society and Democracy, 1870–1914 CHAPTER 21 The Height of Imperialism, 1800–1914 CHAPTER 22 East Asia Under Challenge, 1800–1914
UNIT 5 The Twentieth-Century Crisis, 1914–1945 CHAPTER 23 War and Revolution, 1914–1919 CHAPTER 24 The West Between the Wars, 1919–1939 CHAPTER 25 Nationalism Around the World, 1914–1939 CHAPTER 26 World War II, 1939–1945
UNIT 6 Toward a Global Civilization, 1945–Present CHAPTER 27 Cold War and Postwar Changes, 1945–1970 CHAPTER 28 The Contemporary Western World, 1970–Present CHAPTER 29 Latin America, 1945–Present CHAPTER 30 Africa and the Middle East, 1945–Present CHAPTER 31 Asia and the Pacific, 1945–Present CHAPTER 32 Changing Global Patterns
REFERENCE SECTION Mini Almanac Foldables Skills Handbook - Identifying the Main Idea - Determining Cause and Effect - Making Generalizations - Distinguishing Fact from Opinion - Formulating Questions - Analyzing Information - Evaluating Information - Making Inferences - Comparing and Contrasting - Detecting Bias - Synthesizing Information - Drawing Conclusions - Predicting - Problems and Solutions - Reading a Map - Interpreting Graphs - Sequencing Events - Interpreting Political Cartoons - Analyzing Primary Sources Primary Source Library English and Spanish Glossary Index Acknowledgements and Photo Credits