Provides thorough coverage of our world history from prehistory through the 1500's, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece,
and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and
slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms.
Comprehensive Coverage: With Ancient and Medieval History, students can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries,
slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
Easy Access to Content: Featured content in Ancient and Medieval History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the
database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
Editorially Curated Topic Centers: Ancient and Medieval History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and
more—that provides a study guide for a particular civilization.
Ancient and Medieval Africa: 5000 BCE–1500 CE
Ancient Egypt: 5000 BCE–650 CE
Ancient Near East: 4000 BCE–650 CE
Ancient Greece: 3300 BCE–30 BCE
Ancient and Medieval Asia: 3000 BCE–1600 CE
The Americas: 2000 BCE–1500 CE
Ancient Rome: 800 BCE–500 CE
Medieval Europe: 500 CE–1500 CE
Islamic World: 570 CE–1500 CE.
Suggested Research Topics: Each Topic Center in Ancient and Medieval History includes handpicked selections showcasing the best resources for each topic—including
in-depth overview essays—providing guidance for research.
Primary Sources: Ancient and Medieval History includes thousands of primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background—perfect for document-based
learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills.
Videos, Images, Maps, and Slideshows: Ancient and Medieval History’s videos and original, SMART Board–friendly slideshows provide a fascinating visual look into topics,
reinforcing visual learning, stimulating interest, and providing convenient overviews and discussion starter material.
Biographies: Under “Featured People,” Ancient and Medieval History includes helpful lists of notable archaeologists, notable ancient writers, famous Roman emperors,
important pharaohs and queens of Egypt, great military leaders, popes, and famous philosophers. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements,
and a link to relevant search results.
Overview Essays: Ancient and Medieval History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of encyclopedia entries, biographies, definitions, and other
resources Ancient and Medieval History provides. Book chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
Authoritative Source List: Ancient and Medieval History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in
the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary print titles, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information
researchers can trust.
Curriculum Tools: This section of Ancient and Medieval History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
- Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
- Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
- Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12