• Understand 5,000 years of civilization from a 21st-century framework

    Aligned to state and national curriculum standards, World History in Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, people, and more.

    World Screen

    Scope and Depth

    World History in Context reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students

    Curriculum-Aligned Reference Content

    More than 2,200 primary source documents from Primary Source Media and other reliable providers join hundreds of acclaimed, award-winning titles from Gale, Macmillan and Scribner, including:

    • Global Events
    • Historic World Leaders
    • Encyclopedia of Modern China
    • Gale Encyclopedia of World History
    • Middle East Conflict Reference Library
    • Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
    • And many more

    News and Multimedia

    • More than 2,000 maps and atlases
    • A topic-integrated image gallery
    • Video and audio selections, from archival newsreels to NPR
    • Full-text periodicals and journals, including The Historian, World and I, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Africa Today, and more.

    Cross-Search for More Success

    Cross-search World History in Context with U.S. History in Context to provide a one-stop source for all history needs.