The Student's Friend:
why the Student's Friend? - using the Student's Friend - what teachers say about the Student's Friend - combining world history & geography

Student's Friend covers View or download the Student's Friend
a concise narrative
of world history & geography

From this page you may view the Student's Friend online or download the Student's Friend in pdf or Microsoft Word formats.

Note: To see a concise timeline showing the four eras of history used by the Student's Friend, click here.

VIEW ONLINE including maps for each unit
This online version may be used in classrooms as an online world history textbook, also termed an electronic textbook or digital textbook.

Student's Friend, Part 1
prehistory through 1500
(version 3.1)
Unit 1 - Overview, Basic Concepts, Prehistory
Unit 2 - Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
Unit 3 - Ancient India and China
Unit 4 - Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit 5 - The Early Middle Ages, 500 to 1000 AD
Unit 6 - The Late Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500

Student's Friend, Part 2
1500 to the present
(version 3.1)
Unit 7 - 1500s and 1600s, Early Modern World
Unit 8 - 1700s, Enlightenment & Revolution
Unit 9 - 1800s, Industrial Revolution & Imperialism
Unit 10 - 1900 to 1950, World at War
Unit 11 - 1950 to the Present, Cold War & Space Age
Unit 12 - Current Issues, A Changing World Order


To download the Student's Friend, choose the file format that best suits your needs. Available formats:
- PDF (portable document file)
- Microsoft Word

(To see maps of the locations listed at the beginning of each unit, refer to the online views above.)

Download PDF files
Pdf stands for portable document file. These files can be opened in any web browser and printed. The document looks like the original, preserving its formatting and graphics. Because pdf documents are graphic files, they cannot be edited on your computer. If you wish to modify the Student's Friend, choose the Microsoft Word format below.

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If you plan to print and copy the pdf version of the Student's Friend for distribution to your students, it might be advisable to choose a high quality print mode on your printer.

Download the Student's Friend .in pdf format:

Part 1, Prehistory through 1500, v.3.1.11 (8/14/2013) - pdf

Part 2, 1500 to the present,
v.3.1.10 (8/14/2013) - pdf

Download Microsoft Word (docx) - word processor files
Downloading the Student's Friend in the word processor format will allow you to edit and modify the Student's Friend in Microsoft Word. If you wish to delete topics, add topics, change wording or page numbers etc., you can make such changes to the Student's Friend in a word processor document.

Later versions of a word processing program should be able to open documents created with an earlier version.

You might need to adjust some formatting options in your word processor so that your printer will print pages that correspond to the pages in the Student's Friend. (Because pdf documents preserve all original formatting and graphics, pdf files might be your best choice if you have no need to modify the Student's Friend.)

To use the following word processor files, click on the appropriate link below and save the file to your computer. If clicking the file does not open it, start your word processing program, and open the saved file from inside the word processor.

Download the Student's Friend in MS Word format:

Part 1, Prehistory through 1500, v.3.1.11 (8/14/13) - MS Word

Part 2, 1500 to the present, v.3.1.10 (8/14/2013) - MS Word

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