Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization? Video


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Civilization displaced other systems because civilized people _____.

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1. Horse archers' main antagonists were _____.

2. The advantages of civilization do not work against horse people because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of horse people societies. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include why settled agriculture displaced other systems and how horse people were able to defeat civilized cities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Why civilization displaced other systems of social organization
  • The technical term for horse people
  • Why the advantages of civilization could not hold up against horse people
  • Where the Huns invaded
  • The status of horse peoples today

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about horse people societies in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nomadic pastoralism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conflict between settled societies and nomadic societies

Additional Learning

To learn more about nomadic pastoralists, review the corresponding lesson on Horse People Societies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between settled agriculturalists and nomadic pastoralists
  • Learn about the history of horse peoples
  • Discuss the conflicts between horse peoples and civilizations
  • Explore horse peoples today