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Ch 3: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 3: People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C.-250 B.C.

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The People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C.-250 B.C. chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the migration of peoples in the ancient world. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C.-250 B.C. textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C.-250 B.C. chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the people and ideas on the move from 2000 B.C.-250 B.C. 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:

  • Population migrations and languages that were spoken in this period
  • The Great Flood
  • Early alphabets and writing
  • Importance of the horse and chariot and other early tools
  • Aryan settlement in the Indus Valley
  • Origins and tenets of Hinduism
  • Buddhism's beginnings and belief system
  • Achievements of the Minoan civilization
  • History of the Phoenician society
  • Origins of monotheistic religions, including Judaism
  • History of ancient Israel

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11 Lessons in Chapter 3: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 3: People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C.-250 B.C.
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The Great Flood and Population Migrations

1. The Great Flood and Population Migrations

The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?

History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing

2. History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing

This lecture follows the development of writing, from the pictographs of proto-cuneiform to the symbolic phonemes of cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Then from the abjads of the Phoenecians, Minoans, Hebrews and Arabs to the complete alphabets of the Greeks. It explores the limitations and strengths of each development and draws modern parallels.

The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation

3. The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation

Horses were first used in warfare to pull chariots. Though horses were eventually ridden by cavalry, it was the chariot that first moved soldiers faster than man. In this lesson, you'll learn about the creation of the chariot, and its benefits during wartime.

The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

4. The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

In this lesson, we will explore the Aryans of the Indus Valley. We will learn about their arrival in the valley, their social customs, their major texts, and their religious beliefs.

The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

5. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

6. Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

This lesson will define and explore the four stages of Hindu life. In doing so, it will highlight the stages of the Student, the Householder, the Hermit, and the Sannyasin.

Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

7. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.

Non-violence and the Buddhist Belief System

8. Non-violence and the Buddhist Belief System

This lesson will explain the Buddhist beliefs of human existence. In doing so, it will highlight the Buddhist terms dukkha, anicca and anatta. It will also explore Buddhism's Five Precepts.

The Minoans

9. The Minoans

This lesson explores Minoan civilization. Beginning with Arthur Evans' discoveries at Knossos, we move on to explore the mysteries of Minoan art and writing, as well as their mysterious decline in the 15th century BCE.

The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

10. The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

This lesson covers the Hebrews and their beliefs. We look at the core tenets of Judaism and explore some of the stories from the Torah. Finally, we see how the Hebrews' history of oppression impacted their religion and the world today.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

11. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.

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