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HISTORY
WHY DO PEOPLE STUDY HISTORY?
HOW IS HISTORY USED?
DO HISTORIANS AGREE WITH ONE ANOTHER?
EVIDENCE
ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTHROPOLOGY
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FIRST MODERN HUMANS
WHERE DID THE FIRST MODERN HUMANS LIVE?
WHO WERE NEANDERTHALS AND WHY DID THEY DISAPPEAR?
HOW DID MODERN HUMANS REACH OTHER AREAS?
FLINT-KNAPPING
ABORIGINALS
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EARLY FARMING
HOW DID FARMING CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES?
WHICH PLANTS DID THE FIRST FARMERS GROW?
HOW DID PEOPLE BECOME BETTER FARMERS?
DOMESTICATION
FERTILE CRESCENT
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MEGALITHIC EUROPE
WHO BUILT MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS?
WHAT WERE STONE CIRCLES USED FOR?
CHAMBER TOMBS
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FIRST METALWORKERS
WHAT WAS BRONZE USED FOR?
HOW WAS BRONZE FIRST MADE?
WHO MADE THE FIRST BRONZE OBJECTS?
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PREHISTORIC POTTERY
WHY WERE THE FIRST POTS SO IMPORTANT?
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INDUS VALLEY
HOW DID THE PEOPLE OF THE INDUS VALLEY LIVE?
WHY DID INDUS VALLEY CITIES DISAPPEAR?
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MESOPOTAMIA
HOW WERE THE SUMERIAN CITIES RULED?
HOW WERE THE ZIGGURATS BUILT?
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FIRST SCRIPTS
WHAT WERE EARLY FORMS OF WRITING LIKE?
WHERE ELSE DID PEOPLE USE PICTOGRAMS?
CUNEIFORM
ALPHABET
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ANCIENT EGYPT
WHY WERE NILE FLOODS IMPORTANT?
WHO DID THE EGYPTIANS WORSHIP?
WHY DID EGYPTIAN CIVILZATION LAST SO LONG?
PHARAOHS
PYRAMIDS
MUMMIFICATION
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MIDDLE EASTERN EMPIRES
WHY WAS THE MIDDLE EAST SUCH A RICH PRIZE?
BABYLONIANS
HITTITES
HEBREWS
ASSYRIANS
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MEDITERRANEAN SEAFARERS
WHAT MADE THE TRADERS SO PROSPEROUS?
MINOANS
PHOENICIANS
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PERSIAN EMPIRE
HOW WAS THE PERSIAN EMPIRE GOVERNED?
WHAT WAS THE ROYAL ROAD?
ROYAL PALACE
BIOGRAPHY: KING DARIUS I r. 522–486 BC
SATRAPS
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ANCIENT GREECE
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MYCENAEAN KINGS?
WHO DID THE ANCIENT GREEKS WORSHIP?
WHAT WERE ANCIENT GREEK PLAYS ABOUT?
WHY DID THE GREEKS VALUE SPORTS?
BIOGRAPHY: ALEXANDER THE GREAT 356–323 BC
CITY-STATES
HOPLITES
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CHINA’S FIRST EMPIRE
HOW DID THE FIRST EMPEROR UNITE CHINA?
HOW DID CHINA FEED ITS PEOPLE?
WHAT WAS CHINA’S BEST–KEPT SECRET?
TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
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GUPTA INDIA
WHY IS GUPTA INDIA CALLED A GOLDEN AGE?
WHAT IS THE MAHABHARATA?
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MAURYAN INDIA
WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF MAURYAN INDIA LIKE?
HOW DID ASHOKA SPREAD BUDDHISM?
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EARLY AMERICANS
HOW DID EARLY AMERICANS LIVE?
HOW DID EARLY AMERICANS HONOR THEIR GODS?
WHICH METALS DID EARLY AMERICANS TREASURE?
PUEBLOS
MOUND BUILDERS
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MAYA
WHO RULED MAYAN KINGDOMS?
WHY DID THE MAYA BUILD PYRAMIDS?
MAYAN GLYPHS
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ANCIENT ROME
HOW DID ROME EXPAND?
WHAT WAS THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROME?
HOW WERE ROMAN SOLDIERS RECRUITED?
SENATORS
EMPERORS
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CELTS
WHAT WERE CELTIC WARRIORS FAMOUS FOR?
WHO WERE THE DRUIDS?
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AGE OF MIGRATIONS
WHO WERE THE BARBARIANS?
WHO WERE THE HUNS?
ANGLES AND SAXONS
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE
WHO RULED THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE?
CONSTANTINOPLE
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HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
WHY WAS THE EMPIRE FOUNDED?
HOW DID CHARLEMAGNE WORK WITH SCHOLARS?
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TITLE?
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ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE IN MUSLIM LANDS?
HOW DID ISLAM SPREAD SO QUICKLY?
WHERE DID MUSLIMS TRAVEL TO?
WHY WERE TEXTILES SO IMPORTANT?
CALIPHS
AL ANDALUS
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VIKINGS
WHERE DID THE VIKINGS TRAVEL?
HOW DID THE VIKINGS GET THEIR FIERCE REPUTATION?
HOW DID THE VIKINGS WORSHIP THEIR GODS?
LONGSHIPS
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CRUSADES
WHY WAS THE FIRST CRUSADE CALLED?
WHAT DID THE CRUSADERS BRING BACK TO EUROPE?
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NORMANS
WHAT HAPPENED IN 1066?
WHY WAS NORMAN SICILY SO REMARKABLE?
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MEDIEVAL EUROPE
WHO WAS POWERFUL IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE?
WHAT DID MEDIEVAL PEOPLE BELIEVE?
HOW DID MEDIEVAL TOWNS DEVELOP?
WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE FOR PEASANT FAMILIES?
BIOGRAPHY: ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE 1122–1204
CASTLES
KNIGHTS
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MONGOLS
WHAT WAS SPECIAL ABOUT MONGOL ARMIES?
WHO WANTED TO RULE THE WORLD?
BIOGRAPHY: GENGHIS KHAN r. 1206–1227
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SAMURAI
WHAT WAS THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR?
SHOGUNS
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IMPERIAL CHINA
WHY WERE EXAMS IMPORTANT IN CHINA?
HOW DID BEIJING BECOME CHINA’S CAPITAL?
WHO LIVED IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY?
PORCELAIN
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MEDIEVAL AFRICA
HOW DID TRADERS CROSS THE SAHARA DESERT?
WHICH AFRICAN GOODS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED?
TIMBUKTU
SWAHILI
OBAS
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POLYNESIA
WHERE WERE POLYNESIANS FROM?
WHY DID PEOPLE SET SAIL FOR POLYNESIA?
HOW DID THE SETTLERS NAVIGATE?
MAORIS
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ASIAN TEMPLE KINGDOMS
WHY DID ASIAN RULERS BUILD TEMPLES?
WHO INFLUENCED THE TEMPLE KINGDOMS?
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE
WHY WAS SULEIMAN I MAGNIFICENT?
HOW DID CONSTANTINOPLE BECOME ISTANBUL?
WHERE DID JANISSARIES COME FROM?
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RENAISSANCE
WHERE DID THE RENAISSANCE TAKE PLACE?
WHAT WAS THE RENAISSANCE VIEW OF THE WORLD?
BIOGRAPHY: LEONARDO DA VINCI 1452–1519
WHAT CAN WE SEE OF THE RENAISSANCE TODAY?
PATRONAGE
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REFORMATION
WHO LED THE REFORMATION?
WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE REFORMATION?
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EXPLORATION
WHY DID PEOPLE EXPLORE THE WORLD?
HOW DID EXPLORATION AFFECT THE WORLD?
OLD WORLD
NAVIGATION
NEW WORLD
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INCAS
GOLD MASK
WHO RULED THE INCA EMPIRE?
HOW DID INCA SOCIETY FUNCTION?
WHO WAS DESCENDED FROM THE SUN AND MOON?
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AZTECS
WHERE WAS THE CITY IN THE LAKE?
HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT AZTEC LIFE?
HUMAN SACRIFICE
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TUDOR AGE
HOW DID TUDOR MERCHANTS BECOME WEALTHY?
WHO WAS THE GREATEST TUDOR MONARCH?
WHY DID HENRY VIII QUARREL WITH THE POPE?
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
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CONQUISTADORS
WHO WAS THE GOD FROM THE SEA?
HOW DID THE CONQUISTADORS DEFEAT SO MANY PEOPLE?
WHO KILLED THE INCA EMPEROR?
BIOGRAPHY: HERNÁN CORTES 1485–1547
EL DORADO
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ENGLISH CIVIL WAR
WHO WAS “OLD IRONSIDES”?
WHO WERE ROUNDHEADS AND CAVALIERS?
WHO WERE THE DIGGERS AND LEVELERS?
WHAT WAS THE COMMONWEALTH?
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THIRTY YEARS’ WAR
WHO WAS THROWN FROM A WINDOW IN PRAGUE?
WHO WAS THE LION OF THE NORTH?
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MUGHAL INDIA
WHO WERE THE MUGHALS?
WHERE WAS THE MUGHAL EMPIRE?
WHO CHALLENGED MUGHAL RULE?
TAJ MAHAL
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AMERICAN INDIANS
WHAT WAS THE LEAGUE OF FIVE NATIONS?
HOW DID PEOPLE IN THE NORTHWEST LIVE?
WHY DID FARMERS BECOME HUNTERS?
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COLONIAL AMERICA
WHO BUILT ST. AUGUSTINE?
WHO WERE THE SETTLERS?
WHERE WAS LOUISIANA?
WHERE DID THE BRITISH SETTLE?
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MONARCHY
WHAT WAS THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS?
WERE KINGS EVER ELECTED?
DYNASTIES
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SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SEE GERMS?
WHO DISCOVERED HOW BLOOD CIRCULATES?
WHO WERE THE FIRST CHEMISTS?
REFLECTING TELESCOPE
BIOGRAPHY: ROBERT BOYLE 1627–1691
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AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
WHY DID CHANGES TAKE PLACE IN FARMING?
WHO WORKED ON THE LAND?
BIOGRAPHY: THOMAS WILLIAM COKE 1752–1842
MECHANIZATION
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SLAVE TRADE
HOW WAS THE SLAVE TRADE ORGANIZED?
HOW WERE SLAVES TREATED IN THE NEW WORLD?
BIOGRAPHY: TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE 1746–1803
PLANTATIONS
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION
WHY DID THE COLONISTS REVOLT?
WHAT WAS THE BOSTON TEA PARTY?
WHO FOUGHT IN THE WAR?
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
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FRENCH REVOLUTION
WHY DID THE FRENCH RISE UP?
WHAT HAPPENED ON JULY 14?
BIOGRAPHY: MAXIMILIEN DE ROBESPIERRE 1758–1794
REIGN OF TERROR
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THE ENLIGHTENMENT
WHO PUT TOGETHER A GREAT BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE?
WHO ABOLISHED GOD?
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NAPOLEONIC WARS
WHERE DID NAPOLEON’S ARMIES MARCH?
WHAT WAS NAPOLEON’S LEGACY?
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CANADA
WHO FOUGHT TO CONTROL CANADA?
WHEN DID CANADA BECOME A NATION?
BIOGRAPHY: JACQUES CARTIER 1491–1557
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INDIAN WARS
WHAT WAS THE TRAIL OF TEARS?
WHAT WAS CUSTER’S LAST STAND?
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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
HOW WERE FACTORIES POWERED?
WHY WERE GOODS MASS PRODUCED?
HOW DID WORKING CONDITIONS CHANGE?
BIOGRAPHY: ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL 1806–1859
TRANSPORTATION
URBANIZATION
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SOUTH AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
WHO WAS KNOWN AS THE LIBERATOR?
WHO ENDED PORTUGUESE RULE IN BRAZIL?
WHEN DID ARGENTINA BECOME INDEPENDENT?
WHAT WERE SOUTH AMERICA’S NEW ECONOMIES?
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NATIONALISM
WHY WAS POLAND IN REVOLT?
WHEN DID GERMANY COME INTO BEING?
WHO WERE THE REDSHIRTS?
BIOGRAPHY: OTTO VON BISMARCK 1815–1898
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AGE OF EMPIRE
THE WORLD IN 1900
WHY DID EUROPEANS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD?
HOW WERE PEOPLE TREATED BY THEIR RULERS?
BRITISH RAJ
SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
WHY DID THE STATES FIGHT EACH OTHER?
HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED?
WHAT WAS THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD?
DID THE CIVIL WAR END SLAVERY IN THE US?
BIOGRAPHY: ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809–1865
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AUSTRALIA
WHY WERE CONVICTS SENT TO AUSTRALIA?
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ABORIGINALS?
WHEN DID AUSTRALIA BECOME A NATION?
BIOGRAPHY: JAMES COOK 1728–1779
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NEW ZEALAND
WHEN DID NEW ZEALAND GAIN SELF-RULE?
WHAT BECAME OF THE MAORIS?
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WORLD WAR I
WHY DID WAR BREAK OUT?
WHAT NEW WEAPONS WERE USED IN ACTION?
WHAT WAS TOTAL WAR?
BIOGRAPHY: WILFRED OWEN 1893–1918
TRENCH WARFARE
ARMISTICE
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REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA
WHEN WAS BLOODY SUNDAY IN ST. PETERSBURG?
WHO OVERTHREW THE CZAR?
WHEN WAS THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION?
COMMUNISM
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REVOLUTIONARY CHINA
WHO CONTROLLED CHINA AFTER THE REVOLUTION?
WHO WON THE STRUGGLE?
WHAT WAS “NEW CHINA”?
CULTURAL REVOLUTION
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ASIAN CONFLICT
HOW DID GANDHI FIGHT FOR FREEDOM?
WHEN DID JAPAN BECOME POWERFUL?
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THE DEPRESSION
WHAT WAS THE WALL STREET CRASH?
HOW WIDESPREAD WAS THE DEPRESSION?
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FASCISM
FASCIST DICTATOR
WERE THERE FASCISTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
WHO WERE THE NAZIS?
BIOGRAPHY: ADOLF HITLER 1889–1945
SPANISH CIVIL WAR
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WORLD WAR II
HOW DID THE WAR BEGIN?
WHY WAS THIS A WORLD WAR?
WAR IN THE PACIFIC
WHEN DID THE TIDE TURN?
BLITZKRIEG
HOLOCAUST
ATOM BOMB
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DECOLONIZATION
WHEN DID WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW?
APARTHEID
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
WHY WAS THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDED?
WHAT OTHER ALLIANCES WERE SET UP?
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COLD WAR
WHAT WAS THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS?
WHAT WAS THE VIETNAM WAR?
WHAT WAS THE IRON CURTAIN?
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MIDDLE EAST
WHY HAS THERE BEEN FIGHTING IN ISRAEL?
WHO CAME TO POWER IN IRAQ?
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
US GOVERNMENT—A SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES
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HISTORY OF CANADA
CANADA’S PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES
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Copyright © 2007 Dorling Kindersley

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