Product Description It’s the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . 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. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only one book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in marker colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts. Mnemonics for a memorable shortcut. 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 Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest. From the Back Cover From the editors of BRAIN QUEST: America’s #1 educational bestseller! This BIG FAT NOTEBOOK makes all the stuff you learn in school “SINK IN” with key concepts mnemonic devices definitions timelines and doodles to help you get BETTER GRADES! Including: The Paleolithic Era Mesopotamia Ancient Civilizations The Middle Ages The Golden Age of China The Crusades The Renaissance The Age of Exploration American Colonies Scientific Revolution Industrial Revolution American and French Revolutions Imperialism The Great Depression World War I & II The Cold War Global Security About the Author Workman Publishing Company has been producing award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting guides, and children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books, since 1968. From our What to Expect® pregnancy and parenting series and Page-A-Day® Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® and Brain Quest® children's products, our wide range of high-quality non-fiction titles and products inspire, educate, and entertain readers around the globe. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Hi! These are the notes from my world history class. Oh, who am I? Well, some people said I was the smartest kid in class. I wrote everything you need to ace WORLD HISTORY, from the FIRST HUMANLIKE CREATURES to the INTERNET AGE, and only the really important stuff in between-you know, the stuff that’s usually on the test! I tried to keep everything organized, so I almost always: • Highlight vocabulary words in YELLOW • Color in definitions in green highlighter • Use BLUE PEN for important people, places, dates, and terms • Doodle a pretty sweet Trojan Horse and whatnot If you’re not loving your textbook and you’re not so great at taking notes in class, this notebook will help. It hits all the major points. (But if your teacher spends a whole class talking about something that’s not covered, go ahead and write that down for yourself.) Now that I’ve aced world history, this notebook is YOURS. I’m done with it, so this notebook’s purpose in life is to help YOU learn and remember just what you need to ace YOUR world history class.