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42 different worksheets, one per episode! Full answer keys included along with a time stamped variant of every worksheet in case you like students to have them! A full year of fun and easy world history worksheets are your fingertips!
TEACH WITH HUMOR USING WORLD HISTORY CRASH COURSE!
Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! That, or course, is easier said than done, but when it comes to teaching history contents, the YouTube series Crash Course World History is a great place to start.
The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations about life and culture -- ones that help to make strong points about the history being communicated. Just as importantly, the host, John Green, has what it takes to keep students' interest: enthusiasm about the topics, a quirky way with props, and a funny, sometimes deadpan delivery of content. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn!
Each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist:
If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am!
ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE WORLD HISTORY WORKSHEETS
Time stamps are provided for each and every question to help students zero in on the answers. If you do not care to provide your students with time stamp information, however, the packet also includes a "questions only" worksheet for each episode.
Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course World History and typically contains between 10 and 20 items for students to complete. Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy copying and a detailed answer key is provided for each episode. Some worksheets are free answer and some are true/false -- and in the answer key, all false answers are annotated to give additional information.
EPISODES INCLUDED IN THESE CRASH COURSE WORLD HISTORY WORKSHEETS
This resource includes a worksheet, a time-stamped worksheet, and a detailed answer key for every single episodes of Crash Course World History!
• The Agricultural Revolution
• Indus Valley Civilization
• Ancient Egypt
• The Persians and the Greeks
• Buddha and Ashoka: Indian History, Caste System, and Karma
• 2,000 Years of Chinese History: The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
• Alexander the Great
• The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
• The Roman Republic and Empire
• Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
• The Fall of the Roman Empire -- in the 15th Century
• Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars
• The Dark Ages -- How Dark Were They, Really?
• The Crusades -- Pilgrimage or Holy War?
• Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa -- also does a great job covering diversity of African civilizations of the period
• The Mongols: Genghis Khan and more
• International Commerce and the Indian Ocean Trade
• Venice and the Ottoman Empire
• Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
• Columbus, De Gama, and Zheng He
• The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
• The Columbian Exchange
• The Atlantic Slave Trade
• The Spanish Empire, Silver, and Runaway Inflation
• The Seven Years War
• The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
• Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
• The French Revolution
• The Haitian Revolutions
• Latin American Revolutions
• Coal, Steam & the Industrial Revolution
• Capitalism & Socialism
• Daimyo, Samurai, Nationalism & Matthew Perry
• Imperialism in the 19th Century -- The New Imperialism
• Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
• Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
• World War II
• USA vs. USSR Fight! -- The Cold War
• Nationalism and Decolonization Triumphant
• Globalization I: The Upside
• Globalization II: Good or Bad?
All questions are presented in video order so that students can easily follow along, but these worksheets are not mere outlines that merely ask students to generate their own notes. Instead, they focus in on the key issues that students watching the videos should master in order to have a clear and concise understanding of the topic under study.
ARE TIME STAMPS A PRIORITY? HERE YOU GO!
Teachers who like to provide time stamps for video questions will find the work already done for them in this resource! A question sheet without time stamps, however, is also included for each episode, giving teachers an easy way to offer time-stamps or not!
IDEAS FOR USING THESE CRASH COURSE WORKSHEETS
Only a teacher knows what constitutes best use for a particular class, but I always find it helpful to see what creative approaches other teachers are using. Here are some good options for these worksheets.
• Print off copies and have students complete them as they watch the video.
• Send the PDF file electronically so students can complete them on tablet/laptop devices.
• Accommodate students who claim that the worksheets "go too fast:" Assign students to do only the evens or only the odds. After watching the video, pair students up to discuss and fill in missing answers.
• Create basic and advanced levels from the same worksheet: This is easily done by declaring that the "basic" level is odds-only (or evens-only) while the "advanced" level consists of all the questions.
• Encourage students to challenge themselves to do the advanced level by offering extra credit or by announcing that the basic level can only earn a C at best, but A and B grades are available at the advanced level.
• Run a game show: Have students watch the video carefully and take notes. Form groups afterwards and have them pool their notes, briefly discussing the whole video. Pass out the worksheets only AFTER this discussion and have each group fill out one collaboratively. Go over the answers out loud, calling on groups to respond. This option means making fewer copies: only one per group.
• Run a multi-round game show: Print out only one copy of the worksheet and cut it apart to make question strips. Have students watch the video carefully and take notes. Form groups afterwards and have them pool their notes, briefly discussing the whole video. Ask the questions out loud, handing the question slip used to the group that first supplies the correct answer. In this way the question strips become a point counter to keep track of group progress. After all questions have been used, have each group ask each of their questions of the other groups -- this provides an additional level of review and gives groups a chance to recoup points they missed on the first round. This option means making only a single copy!
• Let students self-assess their learning: Print out one worksheet per student, but hang onto them until students have finished watching the video. Then pass them out and have students work in pairs or individually to see how much they remember. Watch the video a second time to let them fill in the gaps. Finally, go over the material aloud to review with the class and let them fill in the blanks.
• Use worksheets as a traditional quiz: As above, but collect papers for grading before going over the items aloud.
I am sure there are many more fun and engaging ways to use these worksheets, but I do hope that you find them useful and that the video series helps you keep student interest in history high throughout the year.
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You can find a variety of Crash Course World History worksheet packs by following the links below:
World history teachers in a *lot* of schools also teach other social studies subjects. Just in case that's the case with you, here are links to my other Crash Course worksheet sets!
CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT WORKSHEETS:
CRASH COURSE U.S. HISTORY WORKSHEETS:
CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS:
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