Ch 6: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 6: Southwest Asian Civilizations

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The Southwest Asian Civilizations chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies - World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Southwest Asian civilizations. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Southwest Asian Civilizations textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Southwest Asian Civilizations chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Southwest Asian civilizations 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:

  • Elements of the Jewish belief system
  • Israel's expansion
  • What the Jewish Diaspora was
  • The Phoenicians' civilization
  • The history of the Lydians
  • The Persian Empire's history
  • The life story of Darius the Great
  • Zoroastrianism beliefs

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8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 6: Southwest Asian Civilizations
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The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

1. The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

This lesson will explore the ancient religion of Judaism, the faith of the Jewish people. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of monotheism, Yahweh's covenant with Abraham and the Jewish texts of law.

Israel: From Tribes to Kingdom

2. Israel: From Tribes to Kingdom

Within generations, the Israelites went from being sons of the same person, Jacob, to a kingdom with some of the greatest rulers in history. This lesson details how that transformation happened.

The Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World

3. The Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World

Though a defining moment in Jewish history, the Diaspora in the Ancient World was something that Judaism had spent hundreds of years preparing for in order to ensure its survival.

The Phoenicians: History, Religion & Civilization

4. The Phoenicians: History, Religion & Civilization

Explore the history, religion and culture of the seafaring adventurers and traders known as the Phoenicians in this lesson. You'll also learn about their contributions to the ancient and modern world.

The Lydians: History, Religion & Civilization

5. The Lydians: History, Religion & Civilization

This lesson is about a kingdom called Lydia, which was located in what is modern-day Turkey during at least one of the Trojan Wars. Its history, religion, and importance to civilization will also be discussed.

History of the Persian Empire

6. History of the Persian Empire

The Persian Empire has all the great aspects of an amazing story - an unlikely rise to power against an evil king, a ruler who is beloved by his people, and a military that was centuries ahead of its time.

Darius the Great: Biography, Quotes & Facts

7. Darius the Great: Biography, Quotes & Facts

Meet Darius the Great, the ruler of the Persian Empire at its greatest height, in this lesson. Discover how the son of a governor became the king of the greatest empire of its time, and learn about his influence on the Persians.

Zoroastrianism: Definition, Beliefs & History

8. Zoroastrianism: Definition, Beliefs & History

Major religions, like Christianity and Islam, have been popular since ancient times, but what religion was popular before these belief systems developed? This lesson explores the beliefs of Zoroastrians, one of the earliest forms of organized religion.

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