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Ch 1: Glencoe World History Chapter 1: The First Humans

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The First Humans chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the history of human existence. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the First Humans textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe First Humans chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the history of human existence topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Periods of world history
  • Early hominids
  • Basics of archaeology and anthropology
  • Pastoral and foraging nomadic societies
  • Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Neolithic Era technologies
  • Beginnings of cities
  • Elements of civilizations

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7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Glencoe World History Chapter 1: The First Humans
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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

Overview of Archaeological Anthropology

2. Overview of Archaeological Anthropology

This lesson will give an overview of archaeological anthropology. In doing so, it will explain the concept of prehistory, the specialty of historical archaeology, and the terms 'artifact' and 'excavate.'

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.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

4. 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

5. 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.

Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

6. 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.

What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

7. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.

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