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Arts and humanities

Big History Project

Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history with the Big History Project, now available on Khan Academy. This course asks the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life and humanity. Examine our shared history across scales and disciplines. From the Big Bang to our still expanding universe, this course, created and maintained by the Big History Project, will lead you on a journey of astounding connections and exciting discoveries.

World History Project - 1750

WHP is a standards-based world history course that builds upon foundational thinking skills in preparation for AP, college, and beyond. The course uses narratives—both large and small—to create a coherent view of the world’s past, present and future. WHP 1750 starts in, you guessed it, 1750 and extends to the present. Why start a course in 1750? We answer this question in the first unit of the course and then do a deep dive on revolutions, imperialism, and globalization—all from a global or world history perspective. The course is designed for high school students.

High school civics

Welcome to high school civics beta! By "beta," we mean this course is actively being worked on. Right now, it includes material covering topics about active citizenship and the foundations of civics, with more on the way!

Storytelling

Learn about the art and science of storytelling from the teams at Disney and Pixar.

World history

From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together — and torn them apart. Take a journey through time and space and discover the fascinating history behind the complex world we inhabit today

A brief introduction to art history

We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal truths for tens of thousands of years.
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A brief introduction to art history

We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal truths for tens of thousands of years.
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US history

The United States of America is a nation with a rich history and a noble goal: government of the people, by the people, for the people. Its citizens' struggle to achieve that goal is a dramatic story stretching over hundreds of years.
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US history

The United States of America is a nation with a rich history and a noble goal: government of the people, by the people, for the people. Its citizens' struggle to achieve that goal is a dramatic story stretching over hundreds of years.
Start learning

World history

From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together — and torn them apart. Take a journey through time and space and discover the fascinating history behind the complex world we inhabit today.
Start learning

World history

From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together — and torn them apart. Take a journey through time and space and discover the fascinating history behind the complex world we inhabit today.
Start learning