Using the TimeMap of World History with K-12 grades 6 and 7

Most states and countries which follow the K-12 curriculum require students to study world history at grades 6 or 7. The hundreds of maps on this free online atlas provide a great resource for more able students of world history at these grades.

The reading level for the Timemap of World History is aimed at adults and older students. More able grade 6 and 7 K-12 students, however, will be able to cope with this. In doing so, they will greatly benefit from the huge amount if information on offer here.

1. Broad surveys

It will let students quickly and easily survey the rise and fall of ALL the different civilizations and empires of world history.

2. Context

Because the maps all fit into a single chronological framework, with the same set of dates, the Timemap of World History will let students see clearly how each civilization or empire fits into its wider historical context, so that they can easily understand how it relates to world history as a whole.

3. Connections

Because the maps are at three levels, world, regional and national, the Timemap of World History lets students understand connections between different regions and civilizations, for example in trade, conquest, migration or mission - and how these connections spread changes in governance, technology, religion or art.

4. Cause and effect

Because the maps fit into a uniform geographical and chronopligical structure the Timemap of World History lets students see clearly how changes in one part of the world affected other parts of the world, and that developments in one society may well have their origins in a completely different part of the world.

5. Outside the mainstream

Because all regions are covered the atlas allows students to survey the histories of vast regions which are often outside the mainstreams of world history, such as sub-Saharan Africa, Pre-Columbian America, south east Asia and the island universe of Oceania.

6. The byways of history

Because all nations of the world are covered (or will be when the site is completed), the atlas allows students to explore of the byways of history (i.e. most world history!). For example, what happened to the Ancient Egyptians after they were famous? or the Greeks? And whatever became of those ancient Romans?

7. Track any country

The atlas will allow students to track the history of any country in the world, from its origins through to the 21st century.

 

Teaching Guidance

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