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What's Out There: Commonly Used Textbooks in Middle School and Non-AP High School Courses

Editors' Note: The following list does not include every World History textbook on the market. Instead, this list represents some of the most commonly used textbooks in both AP and college classrooms, and provides links to detailed tables of contents, price information, etc. WHC does not endorse the adoption of any particular World History textbook, but rather seeks to make information about what is available accessible. If there is a text you would like to see included on this list, please email  
Middle School, Grades 6-9  
Please note that state requirements and curricular structure dictates that most publishers have multiple editions for various state systems, and that some states have adopted texts not used elsewhere. This list, therefore, is quite general, and represents a sampling of texts from several publishers.  
Heidi Hayes Jacobs et al., History of Our World (Prentice Hall: 2005).  
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Human Heritage (Glencoe: 2006)  
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Journey Across Time (Glencoe: 2006).  
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World History, Ancient Civilanzations (McDougal Little, 2006).  
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World History: The Human Journey, Teacher's Edition (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2005).  
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World History, Medieval and Modern Times (McDougal Littel, 2006).  
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High School, Grades 9-12  
Roger B. Beck et al., World History: Patterns of Interaction (McDougal Littell, 2003).  
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Mounir Farah and Andrea Karls, World History: The Human Experience (Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2001).  
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Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis and Anthony Esler, World History: Connections to Today (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003).  
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Sue Miller, et al., World History: People and Nations (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 2000).  
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Jackson S. Spielvogel, World History (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003).  
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