Ch 3: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 3: Nile Civilizations

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The Nile Civilizations chapter of this Holt World History - Human Legacy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Nile civilizations. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nile Civilizations textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Nile Civilizations chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on Nile civilizations 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 about:

  • Ancient Egypt during the Bronze Age
  • Egyptian achievements such as the Pyramids and hieroglyphics
  • The women of Egypt
  • The social structures of the Egyptians
  • Egyptian art
  • Ancient Nubian cultures

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6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 3: Nile Civilizations
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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.

Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style

5. 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.

Cultures of Ancient Nubia

6. 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.

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