Explore Political and Cultural Shifts Across Modern History

Available in both academic and school versions, World History: The Modern Era is a valuable research tool that can serve as a study aid for test preparation or as the sole content for a world history course.

The database is organized chronologically and thematically and covers a broad range of topics including the evolution of modern Europe, concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world, the global impact of the Industrial Revolution, and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. Features also include: 

  • In-depth coverage of the history of all regions of the world from 1500 to the present, aligned to curriculum guidelines
  • Activities specifically designed to engage young minds and provide instructors with the necessary tools for lively, historical inquiry lessons
  • More than 270 Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing, critical thinking and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

Topic Centers Include: 

  • The Emergence of Modern Europe: 1500–1700
  • The World Beyond Europe: 1500–1776
  • The Age of Reason: 1700–1800
  • A Time of Revolutions: 1776–1825
  • Spheres of Influence: 1776–1914
  • The Rise of Nationalism: 1815-1914
  • The Power of the Industrial Revolution: 1800–1914
  • The World at War: 1914–1945
  • The Cold War: 1945–1991
  • A New Millennium: 1991–Present