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Ch 5: AP World History - Ancient China, Africa, India & America: Tutoring Solution

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The Ancient China, Africa, India and America chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about ancient history of significant regions of the world. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the important places and events of the ancient world required in a typical AP world history course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP world history work.
  • Identify the ancient history concepts you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP World History Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn the ancient history of China, Africa, India and America and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding The Shang and Zhou dynasties, ancient West Africa, the origins of Hinduism or any other topic related to the ancient history of China, Africa, India and America
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning about history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their ancient China, Africa, India and America unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP world history
  • Don't have access to their world history teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about ancient history simple and fun.
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the characteristics and dynasties of ancient China.
  • Learn about ancient West Africa.
  • Study dimensions of ancient Mesoamerica and Andean societies.
  • Review the origins of Hinduism.
  • Explore the Indus Valley civilization and the impact of the Aryans.
  • Learn about the Mauryan Empire and the Gupta dynasty in India.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP World History - Ancient China, Africa, India & America: Tutoring Solution
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Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

4. Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the characteristics of ancient West Africa. We will focus especially on the Bantu migrations, the stateless society, and the city of Jenne-jeno.

Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes

5. Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes

This lesson focuses on the early cultures of Mesoamerica. The Olmec, Maya, and Aztecs developed great civilizations in Mesoamerica over millennia. Then, after all of this development and the building of a great empire, the Aztec were quickly defeated by Hernando Cortes.

Ancient Andean Peoples: Chavin & Inca

6. Ancient Andean Peoples: Chavin & Inca

In this lesson, we will explore the Chavin and Inca civilizations of South America. We will study the rise and fall of these two cultures, as well as their major characteristics.

The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

7. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro

8. Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro

In this lesson, we will explore the mysterious Indus Valley civilization, which was located in modern Pakistan and reached its high point between about 2500 BCE and 1900 BCE.

The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

9. The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

In this lesson, we will explore the Aryans of the Indus Valley. We will learn about their arrival in the valley, their social customs, their major texts, and their religious beliefs.

The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

10. 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

11. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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