Divided into geographic regions, Short Lessons in World History is exactly that; short, easy to understand lessons combine high-interest cultural notes with relevant historical and political information. Within each lesson, sidebars give a biographical sketch of an influential personage, critical thinking questions are interspersed throughout and new vocabulary words are defined in the margins. Each chapter ends with map activities, review and a puzzle. 194 pages with glossary, softcover. Fourth Edition. Slightly Imperfect.