Ch 20: FTCE Social Science: Early Civilizations of World History

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Start your preparations for the FTCE Social Science exam off right by using this chapter. These lessons will present valuable details about early civilizations that may be covered on the exam.

FTCE Social Science: Early Civilizations of World History - Chapter Summary

As you go over each video lesson, your understanding of early civilizations will grow, so you will be more capable of answering questions on the FTCE Social Science exam relating to:

  • Origins of humankind
  • The last Ice Age
  • Preliterate cultures
  • The Neolithic era
  • Development of religion during the Stone Age and Bronze Age
  • Population migrations and floods
  • Relationship between rivers and early civilizations

Studying these lessons won't take long because each lesson is presented in a video format that lasts around 5-10 minutes. Complete our self-assessment quizzes to help you quickly assess your knowledge and to get a better idea for how you will fare on the actual exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: FTCE Social Science: Early Civilizations of World History
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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.

The Great Flood and Population Migrations

8. 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

9. 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.

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