Kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations–from Africa and beyond; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialism, revolutions, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it. Includes Test Your Knowledge reviews with answer keys.Copyright 2016. Middle school. 6 x 8 inches. Softcover, 502 pages.About The Big Fat Notebook series:Built on a simple and irresistible conceit–borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Inside the reader will find the subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Awarddash;winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.