Digital Resources

Many types of digital resources help you investigate the topics in this course. You'll find biographies, primary sources, maps, and more. These resources will help bring the topics to life.

Core Concepts

Culture

  • What Is Culture?
  • Families and Societies
  • Language
  • Religion
  • The Arts
  • Cultural Diffusion and Change
  • Science and Technology

Economics

  • Economics Basics
  • Economic Process
  • Economic Systems
  • Economic Development
  • Trade
  • Money Management

Geography

  • The Study of Earth
  • Geography's Five Themes
  • Ways to Show Earth's Surface
  • Understanding Maps
  • Earth in Space
  • Time and Earth's Rotation
  • Forces on Earth's Surface
  • Forces Inside Earth
  • Climate and Weather
  • Temperature
  • Water and Climate
  • Air Circulation and Precipitation
  • Types of Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment and Resources
  • Land Use
  • People's Impact on the Environment
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Urbanization

Government and Civics

  • Foundations of Government
  • Political Systems
  • Political Structures
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Citizenship

History

  • How Do Historians Study History?
  • Measuring Time
  • Historical Sources
  • Archaeology and Other Sources
  • Historical Maps

Personal Finance

  • Your Fiscal Fitness: An Introduction
  • Budgeting
  • Checking
  • Investments
  • Savings and Retirement
  • Credit and Debt
  • Risk Management
  • Consumer Smarts
  • After High School
  • Taxes and Income

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

  • Korematsu v. United States
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • McCulloch v. Maryland
  • Gibbons v. Ogden
  • Worcester v. Georgia
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Schenck v. United States
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Engel v. Vitale
  • Sweatt v. Painter
  • Mapp v. Ohio
  • Hernandez v. Texas
  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Wisconsin v. Yoder
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • White v. Regester
  • Tinker v. Des Moines School District
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Baker v. Carr
  • Grutter v. Bollinger
  • Edgewood v. Kirby
  • Texas v. Johnson
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses et al. v. Sebelius et al.
  • Mendez v. Westminster and Delgado v. Bastrop

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments