Ch 2: Ancient Persia, India & China

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Boost your confidence ahead of an important exam with this chapter covering Ancient India, China and Persia. Our comprehensive study guide contains video lessons and quizzes you can use to review these topics thoroughly and work towards a great score on test day.

Ancient Persia, India & China - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll study the civilizations of Ancient China, Persia and India. Topics covered in these lessons include the history and culture of the Persian Empire, as well as a timeline of its major events. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the edicts and rulers of India's Mauryan Empire
  • Identify the leaders of the Gupta dynasty in India
  • Outline the Shang and Zhou dynasties of Ancient China
  • Explain the Qin Dynasty's role in The Great Wall of China
  • Detail the characteristics of the Han Dynasty

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6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Ancient Persia, India & China
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Persian Empire: History, Culture & Timeline

1. Persian Empire: History, Culture & Timeline

The Persian Empire was one of the first major empires in the ancient world. Meet major leaders and explore the history and culture of the Persian Empire in this lesson.

The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

2. The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

In this lesson, we will study India's Mauryan Empire. We will learn about its rulers, explore its government and economy, delve into its religious life, and examine its decline and disappearance.

The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

3. The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

In this lesson, we will explore India's Gupta dynasty. We will learn about its founding and expansion, discover the achievements of its people, and examine its decline and disappearance.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

4. 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.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

5. The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

In this lesson, we will explore the short-lived but powerful Qin Dynasty of China. We will examine the dynasty's founding, life under Qin rule, the Qin legacy, and the downfall of the Qin.

The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

6. The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

In this lesson, we will explore China's Han dynasty. We will discover the ups and downs of its history and learn about some of its major characteristics and accomplishments.

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