World History

Societies of the Past
by Charles Kahn | Ken Osborne | John Einarson | Norman Lee

Grade: for grade 8
SKU: 978-1-55379-045-7 Category:


  • Hardcover
  • eBook

In World History: Societies of the Past, students explore societies of the past and see the influences and impact history has on their lives today. This easy-to-understand and in-depth look at human societies spans human history from early known hunters-gatherers to ancient societies, to the beginnings of modern-day societies (1850 CE). A chronological approach explores social, environmental, political, economic, cultural, and technological issues that remain relevant in today’s world.

To help your students visualize historical situations and events, the textbook includes:

  • hundreds of vibrant illustrations and historical artwork
  • detailed maps, diagrams, and charts
  • informative timelines
  • questions, summaries, and quick facts
  • stories of everyday people

The textbook is available in French. To purchase a copy, please visit

Recommended as a Manitoba grade 8 social studies learning resource

Recommended as a British Columbia grade 7 social studies learning resource

Recommended as a Saskatchewan grade 9 social studies learning resource

World History: Societies of the Past is available as an ebook in .pdf format. To purchase the ebook, select the eBook (.pdf) format using the “choose an option” drop-down menu to the left and check out as usual. You will be sent an email with instructions to download the file.



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