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 was the purpose of Neville Chamberlain's speech "Peace in our Time ?
  • Why did Japan want to take over China and other places in Asia?
  • What did the Boxer Rebellion indicate most clearly?
  • Who was the leader of the Soviet Union whose presence signaled a thaw in the Cold War?
  • What did Russia's withdrawal from the war mean for the Allies?
  • What was the Holocaust? When did Hitler begin carrying it out? How many victims did it claim?
  • Why did Pope Urban II call for the start of the Crusades?
  • Why did V. M. Molotov object to the Marshall Plan?
  • What event caused Russia to exit World War I?
  • What is the name for the vast global interchange begun by Columbus' first voyage?
  • How did the Persian War affect Athens?
  • Who was the first caliph to take over after Muhammad's death?
  • In what industry did the Industrial Revolution first take hold in Britain?
  • What good and bad did Ivan the Terrible do?
  • What are some ways in which slavery in African and Muslim societies was different from slavery in the Americas?
  • How did post-World War Il independence movements in Vietnam differ from those in India?
  • Why were world leaders concerned about Saddam Hussein gaining control of Middle East oil?
  • How did Germany and the United States become industrial leaders?
  • What country did East Pakistan become in 1971?
  • What does Hitler do four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor?