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Ch 7: Ancient Civilizations in Asia & Africa

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Ancient Civilizations in Asia & Africa
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The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization

1. The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization

Complex civilization wasn't always the norm. In this lesson, we are going to check out the origins of civilization as we know it, and see where, when, and how this new system of living first began.

Mesopotamia: Culture, Facts & History

2. Mesopotamia: Culture, Facts & History

Ancient Mesopotamia, a region located in modern day Iraq, was a rich and diverse culture. In this lesson we will explore some of the major events and most interesting facts about Ancient Mesopotamia.

Egyptian Pharaohs: History, Facts & Timeline

3. Egyptian Pharaohs: History, Facts & Timeline

Learn about Ancient Egyptian society and the pharaohs. Explore the world of famous pharaohs such as King Menes, King Akhenaten, King Tutankhamen, and Queen Hatshepsut.

Early Civilizations in Africa South of the Sahara

4. Early Civilizations in Africa South of the Sahara

In this lesson, you will explore and learn about several large empires and civilizations in Africa, just south of the Sahara Desert. In particular, you will learn about Aksum, the Kongo, and Zimbabwe.

Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences

5. Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences

This lesson will explore the history of ancient India. It will focus on the Harappan culture, their mixing with the Aryans, and the beginnings of the Hindu faith.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

6. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.

How Geography Isolated Ancient China

7. How Geography Isolated Ancient China

Unlike many other ancient cultures, China was effectively isolated from many other early civilizations. Geography played a huge role in this isolation - this lesson will help you learn how.

Ancient Asian Art & Architecture

8. Ancient Asian Art & Architecture

Domed stone monuments and wood timber structures. Small bronze figurines and delicate pottery. What do these things have in common? You'll find out in this lesson, as we explore ancient Asian art and architecture.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

9. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

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