Crash Course: World History (Khan Academy)

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John Green teaches you the history of the world in 42 episodes of Crash Course. Learn, study and understand all the important civilizations, empires, wars, and revolutions the world has seen so far. (1) What happens when you stay put The Agricultural Revolution Indus Valley civilization Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt (2) Oh, so that’s where […]

Ancient and Medieval history (Khan Academy)

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From the Standard of Ur to the Crusades! (1) Ancient Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur Ptolemaic: Rosetta Stone Ancient Rome Ara Pacis (2) Medieval Sutton Hoo ship burial Charlemagne: An introduction (1 of 2) Charlemagne and the Carolingian revival (2 of 2) What were the crusades? (1 of 4) How was […]

Renaissance and Reformation (Khan Academy)

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A tutorial about the Protestant Reformation (1) The Protestant Reformation An Introduction to the Protestant Reformation Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Setting the stage (part 1) Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther (part 2) Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Varieties of Protestantism (part 3) Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: The Counter-Reformation (part 4) Read […]

Enlightenment and Revolution (Khan Academy)

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Do we need kings? Can people govern themselves? What rights do we all have? Can science and understanding uplift all of humanity? This topic lays the foundation for our modern thinking about the world. From democratic revolutions to the establishment of empires backed by industrial power. (1) French Revolution French Revolution (part 1) French Revolution […]

The 20th century (Khan Academy)

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You cannot properly understand current world events without understanding the history of the 20th Century. This topic takes us on a journey from the end of Imperialism through two world wars and the Cold War and brings us to our modern world. (1) Beginning of World War I Empires before World War I German and […]

Surveys of history (Khan Academy)

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The tutorials in this topic will take you on sweeping journeys through time so that you can get the really BIG picture for how things fit together. (1) United States history overview US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War US History overview 2: Reconstruction to the Great Depression US History overview 3: WWII […]

American civics (Khan Academy)

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What is the Electoral College? How does Social Security work? Learn the answers to these questions and more in American civics. (1) American civics PPACA or “Obamacare” The fiscal cliff More fiscal cliff analysis Electoral college Primaries and caucuses Deficit and debt ceiling Government’s financial condition Social security intro FICA tax Medicare sustainability SOPA and […]

The modern era (1980-present) (Khan Academy)

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Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, the Cold War has ended and a new, global era has emerged. What does that mean for the United States? (1) 1980s America The presidency of Ronald Reagan, part 1: Election and domestic policies The presidency of Ronald Reagan, part 2: Foreign policy The Iran-Contra affair Emergence […]

The postwar era (1945-1980) (Khan Academy)

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The United States emerged from World War II as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. But staying on top isn’t easy. (1) The postwar era, 1945-1950 Origins of the Cold War Communism The GI Bill African Americans, women, and the GI Bill The baby boom The growth of suburbia The dark side […]

Rise to world power (1890-1945) (Khan Academy)

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At the end of the 19th century, the industrial might of the United States propelled it into great power status. In the early 20th century, the United States grappled with its new role in the world and the effects of the second Industrial Revolution at home. (1) The age of empire Introduction to the age […]