Last modified Mar 19

Individuals and Society – World History

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
Ryan Matsen


World History classes meet during the 3rd, 6th, and 8th hour of the school day.

World History will cover the evolution of advanced human society starting in the Paleolithic Age leading up to the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration.

Recently the World History students have just covered the Fall of the Roman Empire, and will soon begin examining the impact that this has upon European and world history.

Geico Cavemen Commercials – YouTube video

Prehistoric People “Quest” Questions – YouTube video

Write Like a Mesopotamian – created by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Write Like an Egyptian – a follow up to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s work on Mesopotamian cuneiform.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs – a good resource for learning how to write using Egyptian glyphs

Secrets of the Past: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – BBC Documentary courtesy of YouTube

Pharos of Alexandria – view from 1:22:18 to 1:33:40

Colossus of Rhodes – view from 1:08:23 to 1:22:18

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – view from 17:08 to 27:20

Statue of Zeus at Olympia – view from 6:44 to 17:09

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – view from 27:20 to 27:52 and 27:58 to 36:15

Hanging Gardens of Babylon – view from 53:06 to 1:06:03

Great Pyramid of Giza – view from 36:22 to 53:06

Roman Colosseum videos (courtesy of the History Channel):

Deconstructing History: Colosseum

Games in the Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum


I am pleased to announce that the textbook for the class is now accessible to students on Google Classroom.  The students can access a PDF edition of the text from any internet enabled device.

6th Grade students use Human Heritage: A World History as their textbook.  It was published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill  in 2001.


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