Matthew Armstrong

Matthew Armstrong

Calvin University
World History

World History teacher | Experienced educator in USA

With a passion for unraveling the tapestry of world history, my journey led me through Calvin University, where I delved into the complexities of our shared past. Armed with a deep understanding of global events and cultures, I bring a dynamic approach to teaching. Whether it's ancient civilizations or modern geopolitics, I strive to make the past come alive for my students. Let's embark on a journey through time together, exploring the triumphs and tribulations that have shaped our world. Join me in uncovering the fascinating stories that connect us all.


  • What two cultures influenced the Byzantine Empire (and therefore were preserved and passed on by the Byzantines)?
  • Why were Africans considered ideal laborers for the plantations and mines of the European colonists in the Americas?
  • Why did Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia in 1914?
  • Mohandas Gandhi is best known for what?
  • Why were the French confident that they would win the war against the Vietminh?
  • Which battle turned the tide of World War II in favor of the Allies?
  • What happened at San Jacinto, Mexico in April 1836?
  • What happened at the Battle of the Somme in 1916?
  • Why did the Germans want to control the Russian Caucasus?
  • When did Saigon fall to the North Vietnamese?
  • Why could the Soviet Union withstand the onslaught of Blitzkrieg? What factors helped the Soviets stave off defeat?
  • What was the name of the final Nazi offensive battle of World War II?
  • What was the significance of the Battle of Okinawa?
  • How did Germany invade France at the beginning of World War II?
  • What product, produced in ancient China, would be become the basis of trans-continental trade?
  • What did Plutarch write about Spartan education?
  • Which country is the largest democracy in the world?
  • What was the name of the strategy used for capturing strategic Pacific locations?
  • What policy did General Hideki Tojo pursue when he became the Japanese prime minister?
  • Which is the first civilization of india?