World History I

In 9th grade, students usually cover World History I then World History II for 10th grade as a continuation. Here is the printable version for you planning.

Our Big History (13 billion years ago to Present)

History stories

History Frames

The Big History Story

Early Humans (250,000 years to 3,000 BCE)

The Origins of humans and early human societies

The Neolithic Revolution and the birth of agriculture

Humans as a Divergance


Farmer Revolution

Was Farming a good Idea?

Cities, Societies and Empires (6,000 BCE to 700 CE)

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt

Ancient India

Shang China

Ancient Americas

Village Networks

Ancient Persia

Classical Greece

Long Distance Trade

Comparing Early Agrarian Societies

What is a State

Development of Portable Belief Systems

The Growth of Empires

The Rise and fall of Empires

Empire of Alexander the Great

Rise of Rome

From Roman Republic to Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

Ancient and Imperial China

Early Judaism 

Early Christianity

Early Americas

Empires in India

Early Hinduism

Early Buddhism


Women and families

Trans regional Trade: The silk road

Comparing the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty

Human Innovation and environment

Regional Webs (200 to 1500 CE)

Systems Collapse

Systems Restructure

Byzantine Empire

European Middle Ages feudalism and serfdom

origins of islam

spread of islam

sunny and Shia islam

The great schism

the crusades

the mongols

Song China

Medieval Japan

Maya, Aztec and Inca

Environment and Trade

Human Migration

Development of new trading cities

cultural interactions along trade routes

development of financial institutions

Disease and demography

social institutions in the Islamic world

A Dark Age?

The First Global Age (1200 to 1750 CE)

Land Based Empires

Old World Webs

Spanish and Portuguese Empires

Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment 

Mughal Rule in India


The Protestant Reformation 

The Russian Empire

The Colombian Exchange

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

New Economic Systems