Day 21: Anybody want to study world history with me?

What happens when you cross obsessive-compulsiveness with a love for history? You get a crazy yearly study guide. And that’s exactly what I’ve made. I try to study the entirety of world history every year through a combination of books, articles, and videos, and I adapt my study guide every year. There are a ton of documentaries on YouTube and Netflix! I thought I’d share my ridiculous study guide for anyone who also loves history and wants to join me in my research. How do I go about studying world history?

First, I look up timelines on one of the following websites:

https://www.infoplease.com/history/world

http://www.historyworld.net

http://www.fsmitha.com/t-index.html

And then if I want to read more in-depth about a topic, I usually go to:

https://www.history.com/

And then finally, because I’m a visual learner, I like to watch a variety of educational videos and documentaries. Sometimes, I can find some good ones on Netflix, but I mostly use YouTube. My favorite videos are from Crash Course World History. I’m even thinking about buying their swag and becoming a patron. This is the study guide I’ve come up with. I’m posting this on April 7 which means I’m currently on Week 14: 

Week 1 

January 1 – 7

Prehistory

Week 2 

January 8 – 14

First Civilizations 

Week 3 

January 15 – 21

6000 – 1000 BC

Week 4 

January 22 – 28

1000 – 500 BC (Ancient Greece)

Week 5 

January 29 – February 4

500 BC – 1 AD 

Week 6 

February 5 – 11

The Roman Empire

Week 7 

February 12 – 18

1 – 500 AD

Week 8 

February 19 -25

Oldest Religions

Week 9 

February 26 – March 4

500 – 1000 AD

Week 10 

March 5 – 11

The Middle Ages

Week 11 

March 12 – 18

11th Century (1000s)

Week 12 

March 19 – 24

The Roman Catholic Church

Week 13 

March 26 – April 1

12th Century (1100s)

Week 14 

April 2 – 8

Germanic Tribes

Week 15 

April 9 – 15

13th Century (1200s)

Week 16 

April 16 – 22

Ottoman Empire

Week 17 

April 23 – 29

14th Century (1300s)

Week 18 

April 30 – May 6

The Renaissance

Week 19 

May 7 – May 13

15th Century (1400s)

Week 20 

May 14 – 20

Age of Exploration 

Week 21 

May 21 – 27

16th Century (1500s)

Week 22 

May 28 – June 3
English Wars

Week 23 

June 4 – 10

17th Century (1600s)

Week 24 

June 11 – 17

Monarchies

Week 25 

June 18 – 24

18th Century (1700s)

Week 26 

June 25 – July 1

Revolutions 

Week 27 

July 2 – 8

19th Century (1800s)

Week 28 

July 9 – 15

American Civil War

Week 29 

July 16 – 22

20th Century (1900s)

Week 30 

July 23 – 29

Industrial Revolution 

Week 31 

July 30 – August 5

1910 – 1919

Week 32 

August 6 – 12

World War I

Week 33 

August 13 – 19

1920 – 1929

Week 34 

August 20 – 26
Great Depression 

Week 35 

August 27 – September 2

1930 – 1939

Week 36 

September 3 – 9

World War II

Week 37

September 10 – 16
1940 -1949

Week 38 

September 17 – 23

The Cold War 

Week 39 

September 24 – 30

1950 – 1959

Week 40

October 1 – 7

Civil Rights

Week 41 

October 8 – 14

1960 – 1969 

Week 42 

October 15 – 21

 Cultural Revolution

Week 43 

October 22 – 28

1970 – 1979

Week 44 

October 29 – November 4

Vietnam War 

Week 45 

November 5 – 11

1980 – 1989 

Week 46 

November 12 – 18

Globalization

Week 47 

November 19 – 25

1990 – 1999

Week 48 

November 26 – December 2

Gulf Wars

Week 49 

December 3 – 9

2000s 

Week 50 

December 10 – 16

Digital Age

Week 51 

December 17 – 23

2010s

Week 52 

December 24 – 31

Current Events 

 

 

 

 

 

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