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World History Project

Teach a standards-aligned world history course that connects the past to the present, with an eye to the future.

Ship sailing on a historical map

Four Unique Courses for Teaching World History

All three World History Project (WHP) courses are ideal for high-school world history in preparation for AP®, college, and career. Our WHP AP course is designed to meet the needs of those teaching AP® World History: Modern.

  • ancient cave painting
    • Articles 278
    • Activities 214
    • Videos 114
    • Assignments 47
  • Horoscope of Prince Iskandar
    • Articles 259
    • Activities 220
    • Videos 91
    • Assignments 51
  • World map through two split globes
    • Articles 193
    • Activities 215
    • Videos 91
    • Assignments 47
  • Nanban art screens showing the arrival of a Portuguese ship
    • Articles 237
    • Activities 231
    • Videos 66
    • Assignments 3

Why World History Project Is Different

Our world history courses are infinitely adaptable, ideal for high school, free, open, and online.

  • Precisely aligned: Carefully aligned to the AP® World History: Modern Course and Exam Description (CED), including themes, periodization, topics, and historical developments.

  • Free for everyone: We designed this course to eliminate barriers for teachers and students alike. All content is online and can easily be downloaded for offline use.

  • 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.

  • Not your average AP course: Every lesson incorporates more fun than your average AP course. There are ample opportunities to increase student engagement with the rigorous curriculum through different course materials.

  • Assessments that build confidence: DBQs, LEQs, and SAQs specifically created for the course. Opportunities for formative assessment throughout, particularly within practice progressions.

  • Built-in professional development and community: Learning options include self-paced and real-time opportunities to learn and connect with fellow educators.