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World History Project 1750 to the Present

Ideal for states where high-school world history begins with the Industrial Revolution and continues through today.

World map through two split globes
Ideal for grades


Course length (months)


Course materials
  • Articles 194
  • Activities 215
  • Videos 90
  • Assignments 46

How We’re Different

The World History Project (WHP) course isn’t a typical march through time. Rather than teach history as a disconnected series of people and events, we strive to create a context through which students understand the past, orient themselves to the present ,and prepare for the future.

  • Aligned: We’ve worked with many states and educators to ensure our world-history course is aligned to the vast majority of state standards for world history.

  • Grounded in research and best practices: OER Project works with teachers, scholars, and learning scientists to incorporate and share the latest learning insights and approaches.

  • Adaptable: Our built-in scaffolding tools allow you to meet a range of learning contexts and abilities in your classroom.

  • Skills-forward: Our course connects fundamental reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills to the content.

  • Professional development: OER Project teacher training is aligned to the curriculum and includes self-paced and real-time opportunities to advance your practice whenever works best for you.

  • Community: the OER Project Online Teacher Community is a supportive and helpful place for educators to get and share support, ideas, and inspiration.

  • Compatible: All course materials are downloadable, printable, and compatible for integration with the LMS of your choice. We also support Clever single sign-on and Google Classroom integration.

Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

Nineteen years into my career, I retooled my history class to the World History Project materials. With the help of WHP’s narrative frames, my kids have been able to put themselves into our historical inquiries and relate their experiences, communities, and surroundings to our studies. With the ability to choose articles that match their individual Lexile abilities, I can be sure that all my students can develop as readers and writers.
Curt, high-school history teacher, Santa Maria, CA

Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

Thanks to World History Project, my first year teaching (in a pandemic!) was a success. The site is easy to navigate and put rigorous, relevant, standards-aligned lessons and resources at my fingertips. The materials are engaging and easily scaffolded for all students. I especially loved the scaffolding of skill-building throughout the course, which allowed me to monitor and measure student growth. I made it through the year confident that I was covering all the standards despite many remote and hybrid learning obstacles.
Denise-Marie, ninth-grade world history teacher, Bolivia, NC

Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

I expected a random collection of assets but was pleasantly surprised to find a well-organized, comprehensive, and cohesive curriculum. Through the online teacher community and professional development course I discovered a pacing guide, how to use the leveled and audio readings, and experienced WHP teachers who were happy to help. This course is different in how it examines history through various lenses that connect, compare, and contrast the periods, people, and places of our past and present. We learned how to put our learning into context and look at causation as we used critical reasoning to draw conclusions about the past to apply to our future.
Dominique, tenth- and eleventh-grade world history teacher, Lufkin, TX


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