The Glenoce World History Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide incorporates interactive reading strategies with core content from the “Glencoe World History 2008” textbook written at a lower level than the textbook to help struggling readers and ELL (English Language Learner) students. Some texts will also be useful for ESL/EFL reading comprehension exercises on social studies topics. This Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide is designed to help students use recognized reading strategies to improve their reading-for-information skills. For each section of the student textbook, the student is alerted to key content. Then, students are asked to draw from prior knowledge, organize their thoughts with a graphic organizer, and follow a process to read and understand the text. The Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide was prepared to help students get more from their textbook by reading with a purpose.
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. 500 Chapter 4 Ancient Greece, 1900–133 B.C. Chapter 5 Rome and the Rise of Christianity, 600 B.C.–A.D. 500 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 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 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 Chapter 23 War and Revolution, 1914–1919 Chapter 24 The West Between the Wars, 1919–1939 Chapter 25 Nationalism Around the World, 1919–1939 Chapter 26 World War II, 1939–1945 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