Ch 19: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt

About This Chapter

Use these fun videos to learn about Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Take a look at the civilizations and cultures of the Fertile Crescent then complete quizzes to test your understanding of the material.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Found in the region known as the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia has long been considered the birthplace, or cradle, of civilization. In this chapter, you'll learn about this region and some of its early inhabitants, including the ancient Sumerians and Assyrians. The quick and engaging video lessons in this chapter use dynamic animations and graphics to teach you all about Egyptian culture, empires of the Iron Age and early belief systems. When you're done watching videos, you'll be familiar with:

  • Neo-Babylonian and Persian empires
  • Culture of the ancient Sumerians
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Bronze Age architecture
  • Kingdom of Israel

Video Objective
The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization Discover the reasons this area of the world is considered the cradle of civilization.
The Epic of Gilgamesh Learn about this poem and its significance.
Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires Compare and contrast the empires that emerged in the Iron Age.
Ancient Sumerians: History, Civilization & Culture Discover the ancient Sumerian civilization and trace its history.
Ancient Assyrians: History, Civilization & Culture Discuss the culture and accomplishments of the ancient Assyrians.
Zoroastrianism: Definition, Beliefs & History Delve into this belief system and outline its history.
Egyptian Culture & Architecture During the Bronze Age Examine Egyptian art and architecture and learn more about what life was like in Egypt during the Bronze Age.
Historical Overview of Ancient Israel Explore the religion and culture of the Ancient Israelites and see a timeline of the Kingdom of Israel.

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