History is so much more than just a collection of facts! Using the inquiry method, students use evidence with a global focus to investigate topics from cultures around the world. Differentiated lessons provide online resources with supplemental materials, alignment to standards, and implementation of literacy strategies while reinforcing common social studies themes from 15,000 B.C.E. to a post 9/11 world.Topics included in Volume 1: The Neolithic Era and Early Settlements Rise of Civilizations in the Mediterranean Rise of Civilizations in Asia Rise of Religions Accomplishments and Achievements of Early Civilizations Governments of the Ancient World Everyday Life in the Ancient World Rise and Fall of Empires Christianity Islam Economy and Trade Kingdoms of Asia and Africa Kingdoms of Europe Civilizations in the Americas Global Exploration and ExpansionTopics included in Volume 2: Kingdoms of Asia and Africa Kingdoms of Europe Civilizations in the Americas Global Exploration and Expansion Renaissance and Reformation in Europe Empires in Transition A Revolution of Ideas Economic and Political Revolutions The Rise of Imperialism and Industrialism World War I and the Russian Revolution Economics and Political Crisis Word War II and Aftermath The Cold War The Struggle for Political and Human Rights The Post-9/11 WorldGrades 7dash;10. Set of two books. 8.5 x 11 inches. Softcover, 261 pages each.