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- The six main periods of world history
- Common characteristics of civilizations
- Causes and effects of historical change
- Geographical regions of the world
- Climate and civilization
- Societal migration
- Historical methodology
1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present
In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.
2. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements
In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.
3. Historical Change: Causes and Effects
In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.
4. The Five Major Geographical Regions in AP World History
In this lesson, we will look at geography according to the AP World History curriculum. We will identify and highlight the major geographical regions throughout the world.
5. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations
In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.
6. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization
In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.
7. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation
In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.
8. What Are Nomads? - Definition & Explanation
This lesson briefly explores nomadic culture in the areas where the earliest forms of civilization developed. Nomads were groups of people who did not settle permanently in one place.
9. What Is Linguistics? - Definition & Introduction
In this lesson we explore the study of linguistics. The ability to communicate is one of humankind's unique abilities, and the study of linguistics categorizes our languages and attempts to discover how languages have evolved over time.
10. Time & Space in History: Cultural Differences & Beliefs
The concepts of time and space are not universal, but in fact vary widely by culture. In this lesson, we'll explore a few different ways to conceptualize these ideas and discuss how those related to the cultures that created them.
11. Overview of Historical Inventions: Impacts & Consequences
In this lesson, we will take a look at important inventions in ancient history. We will explore their impact and see what kind of consequences they have had on the people around them.
12. Methods of Communication in Ancient Times
In this digital age, we take communication for granted. In this lesson, we'll look at several methods of ancient communication, including written forms like engraved pictures and alphabets, and non-written forms like quipus and signaling.
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