Ch 4: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East

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Expand your knowledge of the Bronze and Iron Ages by reviewing this chapter's video lessons. The information you gather can get you ready to take the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE Integrated Social Studies: Bronze and Iron Ages in the Near East - Chapter Summary

Take this opportunity to learn more about the traditions and civilizations of the Iron and Bronze Ages in the Near East prior to taking the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. Explore the architectural accomplishments of the Egyptians, the rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs and the building of the Great Pyramids. You can also discover how new empires emerged after the fall of the Bronze Age. Look to this chapter for help with:

  • Exploring the Nile Valley of ancient Egypt
  • Examining the privileges of Egyptian women
  • Learning about the Neo-Babylonian and Persian empires
  • Explaining the social structure of the Egyptians

Recall the above topics with the assistance of this chapter's online video lessons, which are led by experienced social studies instructors. In addition to video tags for jumping from topic to topic, the lessons include corresponding text transcripts. Allow the experts to answer your submitted questions about the Bronze and Iron Ages. Before you sit for the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination, take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes to test your retention.

OAE Integrated Social Studies: Bronze and Iron Ages in the Near East Chapter Objectives

Recount your knowledge of the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Historiography and World History domain of the five-domain OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. The domain equals approximately 25% of the assessment score. Demonstrate what you remember from this chapter and your previous studies about the events of these periods in history. The entire exam is made up of 150 questions that are in multiple-choice format. The assessment is given by computer and will take about three hours to finish.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Bronze & Iron Ages in the Near East
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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.

Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires

5. Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires

This lesson is a survey of the three empires that emerged after the Bronze Age collapse. Parts of the survey are viewed from the perspective of the Israelites, who found themselves the playthings of powerful empires. The lecture focuses on a few specific rulers and their impact on their empires. It also traces patterns of imperial tactics throughout this period and region.

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