Ch 4: Early Civilization of World History: Homework Help

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The Early Civilizations of World History chapter of this High School World History Homework Help course helps students complete their early civilizations of world history homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

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  • Identify which concepts are covered on your early civilizations of world history homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Last Ice Age
  • Origins of humankind
  • Foraging and pastoral societies
  • Preliterate cultures
  • Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Technologies of the Neolithic Era
  • Hierarchical structure development
  • Early Mother Goddess
  • Tools of empire creation
  • Horse people

16 Lessons in Chapter 4: Early Civilization of World History: Homework Help
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The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

1. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

2. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age

3. How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age

Have you ever wondered exactly how religion developed in the ancient world? Check out this lesson to see how the impact of cities, writing and invasion upon religion, the ascent of the sky father and the descent of the mother goddess contributed to the development of religion.

Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

4. Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

This lesson will explore society's need for hierarchies, as well as kinship as a basis of hierarchical structures. Various forms of hierarchy will be briefly explored and...spoiler alert...they all come back to kinship.

Mystery Cults and the Early Mother Goddess

5. Mystery Cults and the Early Mother Goddess

What kind of problems do we encounter when talking about ancient religions? What are the Mother Goddess figures, and where do they pop up throughout history? Watch this lesson to learn about one of the earliest forms of religious worship.

The Great Flood and Population Migrations

6. The Great Flood and Population Migrations

The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?

Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

7. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.

Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

8. Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

Learn some of the tools of the empire creation trade. In this video lesson, we'll explore the wall as a tough nut to be cracked, the strategic importance of roads and the advances made possible by bronze.

The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation

9. The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation

Horses were first used in warfare to pull chariots. Though horses were eventually ridden by cavalry, it was the chariot that first moved soldiers faster than man. In this lesson, you'll learn about the creation of the chariot, and its benefits during wartime.

The History of Money and Rise of Complex Economies

10. The History of Money and Rise of Complex Economies

This lecture covers the development of money in response to the needs of complex economies. It begins with a discussion of gift economies. It then examines the factors that led to the growth of commodity economies. Find out how we came to use money, rather than goods, for commerce.

Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization?

11. Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization?

This lecture examines the downsides and limits of settled agriculture and civilization. It then explores how 'civilized' forces are able to displace other systems. Horse people are introduced as a counterpoint to civilization and nomadic pastoralism as a successful alternative method of living. Finally it follows the conflict between nomadic pastoralists and settled agriculturalists throughout history.

Atrahasis: Epic Summary & Explanation

12. Atrahasis: Epic Summary & Explanation

'Atrahasis' is an epic narrative from ancient Mesopotamia. In this lesson, we'll discuss the plot and themes of the story as well as the connection between Mesopotamian culture and the literature of other cultures.

Necropolis: Definition & Meaning

13. Necropolis: Definition & Meaning

In this lesson we will explore what makes the necropolises of the ancient world different from our modern cemeteries. In addition, we highlight some of the largest and most unique necropolises.

Neo-Assyrian Empire: Art & History

14. Neo-Assyrian Empire: Art & History

Ancient Assyria was one of the earliest transcontinental empires; it dominated Southwest Asia for centuries during the era known as the Neo-Assyrian period. Here we will see an overview of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and understand not only the history but the art of this exceptional society.

Scythians: History & Map

15. Scythians: History & Map

This lesson explores the culture of the Scythians, a nomadic group of people known to be violent, cannibalistic warriors. By reading this lesson, you can study where the Scythians lived and what they contributed to the world.

The Ancient Israelites: History, Religion & Timeline

16. The Ancient Israelites: History, Religion & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the ancient Israelites. Likely the founders of modern Judaism and the ancestors of today's Jewish population, the Israelites are most known for writing the Hebrew Bible.

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