I completed this goal by taking AP World History in high school.The purpose of this course was to understand the development of different societies and human interactions from approximately 8000 B.C. to present day. We read about hundreds of different cultures, places, events, and technologies and wrote essays about these various topics. The course was divided into 6 periods:
Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations, 8000 B.C.E. to 600 B.C.E.
Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Society, 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.
Period 3: Regional and Interregional Interactions, 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E.
Period 4: Global Interactions, 1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E.
Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration, 1750 C.E. to 1900 C.E.
Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments, 1900 C.E. to the Present.
Below is one of my essays I wrote in AP World History about the Cold War