Five Themes of World History
1. Interaction between humans and the environment
- Demography and disease
- Migration
- Patterns of settlement
- Technology
2. Development and interaction of cultures
- Religions
- Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies
- Science and technology
- The arts and architecture
3. State-building, expansion, and conflict
- Political structures and forms of governance
- Empires
- Nations and nationalism
- Revolts and revolutions
- Regional, trans-regional, and global structures and organizations
4. Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems
- Agricultural and pastoral production
- Trade and commerce
- Labor systems
- Industrialization
- Capitalism and socialism
5. Development and transformation of social structures
- Gender roles and relations
- Family and kinship
- Racial and ethnic constructions
- Social and economic classes