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Students will learn:
- The Nile Valley's geographical advantages
- The history of Egyptian pharaohs
- The political ties between Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush
- The structure of Egyptian pyramids
- Major accomplishments of the Egyptians
- The rights of Egyptian women
- The social structure of Egypt
- Ancient Egyptian art
- Architecture in Ancient Egypt
- The history and location of Ancient Nubia
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1. The Ancient Nile Valley: Civilizations, Region & Facts
In this lesson, we explore the ancient Nile Valley and the Nile River, which is its lifeline. Arguably the longest river in the world, the Nile supported some of humankind's first complex civilizations.
2. Major River Systems of Mesopotamia & Egypt
Without rivers, the civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia might have never existed. Learn more about the role that the Nile River played in Egypt and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers played in Mesopotamia.
3. 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.
4. Egyptian Pharaohs: History, Facts & Timeline
Learn about Ancient Egyptian society and the pharaohs. Explore the world of famous pharaohs such as King Menes, King Akhenaten, King Tutankhamen, and Queen Hatshepsut.
5. The Kush Civilization & Ancient Egypt
While Egypt interacted with many different cultures, its relationship with the Kush was one of the most unique in history. Learn how this civilization not only conquered Egypt for a period of time, but even built their own pyramids.
6. Egyptian Pyramids: Definition, Facts & Structure
In this lesson, we will discuss the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. Learn about the evolution of pyramids from underground tombs to the true pyramid form.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style
This lesson provides a brief look at the exquisite art of the Ancient Egyptians. Egyptian art contains images of people and deities that represent the culture in which they lived.
11. Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences
This lesson explores the architectural wonders of ancient Egypt. Some of these structures include temples, pyramids and monumental statues constructed long ago and surviving into modern times.
12. Cultures of Ancient Nubia
In this lesson, you will explore the history of several ancient Nubian cultures and discover their impact on African development. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
13. What was Cleopatra? - History, Biography & Facts
Explore the life and achievements of the Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra and test your understanding about ancient Egypt, the Greek Empire, and the Roman Empire.
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