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Ch 4: Early Civilization of World History: Tutoring Solution

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The Early Civilization of World History chapter of this High School World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the beginnings of human history. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving early civilization required in a typical high school world history course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the last Ice Age.
  • Examine the origins of humans.
  • Describe the characteristics of foraging and pastoral nomadic societies.
  • Compare and contrast Paleolithic and Neolithic culture.
  • List the causes and effects of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution.
  • Name the common technologies of the Neolithic Era.
  • Explain how religion developed during the Stone Age and Bronze Age.
  • Learn how hierarchal structures developed.
  • Take a look at figurines that suggest early Mother Goddess worship.
  • Explain the significance of rivers in early civilization.
  • Describe the conditions that made the formation of cities possible.
  • List some technologies that made the formation of empires possible.
  • Learn how money facilitated the rise of complex economies.

19 Lessons in Chapter 4: Early Civilization of World History: Tutoring Solution
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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.

The Origins of Humankind

2. The Origins of Humankind

In this lesson, we explore the fascinating and diverse species of hominids that belong to the evolutionary tree of humankind, as well as the important developments in its history.

Foraging & Pastoral Nomadic Societies: Definition & Characteristics

3. Foraging & Pastoral Nomadic Societies: Definition & Characteristics

This lesson will discuss those who practice foraging and pastoralism for survival. We will also define the term 'nomadic' and focus on what it means to be egalitarian.

Preliterate Cultures: Paleolithic vs Neolithic

4. Preliterate Cultures: Paleolithic vs Neolithic

In this lesson we briefly explore the origins of Homo sapiens before discovering the differences between the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of human civilization.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

5. 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?

Technologies of the Neolithic Era

6. Technologies of the Neolithic Era

In this lesson, we explore some of the technologies invented, innovated, and changed by Neolithic people as well as the way it improved their lives and lessened their workload.

How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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?

Rivers' Impact on Early Civilizations

11. Rivers' Impact on Early Civilizations

This lesson explains why ancient civilizations developed along rivers. In doing this, it highlights the importance of food supplies, flooding, and the process of irrigation.

Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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?

16. 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.

Hyksos: Definition, History & People

17. Hyksos: Definition, History & People

Learn about the Hyksos, a nomadic group from Western Asia that migrated into Egypt around 1800 B.C.E. Discover the new technology the Hyksos brought to Egypt and observe how this technology eventually led to their defeat.

Settled Agriculture: Definition & Explanation

18. Settled Agriculture: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we explore the practice of settled agriculture. Certainly one of the most revolutionary developments in human history, settled agriculture played a pivotal role in developing the societies we live in today.

Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes

19. Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes

With all the advances in video game graphics, bloodshed has certainly become an art form, but today we're getting back to basics with ''The Art of War''. In this lesson, you'll find a synopsis of Master Sun's work, along with some memorable quotes.

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