Ch 3: GACE History: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East

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Let us aid in your review of Near East cultures during the Bronze and Iron Ages as you prepare for the GACE History exams. Our video lessons and quizzes can help you be ready for exam questions on this topic.

GACE History: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of Bronze and Iron Age cultures in Egypt and other kingdoms in the Near East as you prepare for the GACE History exam. Our video lessons help you review the following topics for the exam:

  • Achievements of ancient Egypt, including unification, hieroglyphics and the pyramids
  • The lives of Egyptian women
  • Egyptian social structure
  • The development of metallurgy
  • Iron Age empires, including the Neo-Babylonian and Persian empires
  • The Cult of Mithras and its beliefs

These lessons examine topics you may not have studied for many years, and some you've probably never encountered. Our instructors, all experts in the field, make learning fun while giving you a good background for the exam. You can review these lessons as your schedule allows, anywhere you have access to a computer or mobile device and the Internet.

Objectives of the GACE History: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East Chapter

All Georgia teachers who want certification in grades 6-12 history must pass the GACE History exam. This exam contains two tests. The questions on material from this chapter are on test I's subarea covering world history up to 1450 C.E., which accounts for 40% of test I's total score.

Questions in this subarea are multiple-choice. For some parts of the exam, you will be asked to read a passage and answer a group of relevant questions. Other questions stand alone. The quizzes that go with our lessons are also multiple-choice. These quizzes let you practice answering these types of questions and also offer a chance to assess your knowledge prior to test time.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: GACE History: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East
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Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

1. Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

This lecture first compares the natural features of the Nile valley to those of Mesopotamia, enumerating the advantages that geography offered the Egyptians. This is followed by a brief discussion of why Egyptian material culture survives while so much of Mesopotamian culture has been lost. The lecture ends with a a whirlwind tour through 3,000 years of Egyptian history broken up into traditional historical periods.

Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar

2. Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major achievements of ancient Egypt, including its unification by King Menes, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Egyptian calendar.

Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

3. Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

In this lesson, we will study ancient Egyptian women. We will focus especially on the rights and privileges they enjoyed in the legal, economic, and social realms, and we will meet Egypt's most famous female ruler.

Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

4. Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

In this lesson, we will explore ancient Egypt's social structure. We'll start at the top of this great pyramid with the Pharaoh and work our way to the bottom, where we'll find peasants and slaves.

Iron vs. Bronze: History of Metallurgy

5. Iron vs. Bronze: History of Metallurgy

This lecture explores the transition from the bronze age to the iron age. The difficulties of working with iron are enumerated. The properties of iron and steel are compared to those of bronze. Finally the implications for this transition on civilization are considered.

Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires

6. Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires

This lesson is a survey of the three empires that emerged after the Bronze Age collapse. Parts of the survey are viewed from the perspective of the Israelites, who found themselves the playthings of powerful empires. The lecture focuses on a few specific rulers and their impact on their empires. It also traces patterns of imperial tactics throughout this period and region.

Cult of Mithras: Myth & History

7. Cult of Mithras: Myth & History

The Cult of Mithras was a mysterious religion popular in Rome in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries. This lesson explores the secretive beliefs, practices, and history of the cult and its initiates.

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