Ch 3: Early River-Valley Civilizations

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This chapter explores the culture and development of early river-valley civilizations around the world. Compare their development as you work through each of the lessons.

Early River-Valley Civilizations - Chapter Summary

Throughout history, rivers have been a source of life. As man settled in the fertile river valleys around the world, early civilizations developed and thrived. Building, art, communication, and trade began to develop. The lessons in this chapter outline the early development of river-valley civilizations around the world, then compare their histories and accomplishments. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the region and civilizations of the Ancient Nile Valley
  • Outline the Kush civilization
  • Describe the Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro civilizations of the Indus Valley
  • Detail the early river valley civilizations in the Americas and Afro-Eurasia

Engaging videos transport you back in time as you study these early civilizations. Our knowledgeable instructors present the material in brief, easy-to-understand segments and are available to answer questions. Work at your own pace and review anytime you like. Look up key terms in the written transcript and when you are ready, take the self-assessment quiz to see what you have learned.

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