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Ch 2: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Early Civilizations

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Learn more about the lifestyles and hierarchical rules of early civilizations. Study the information in this chapter's video lessons, and take the assessment quizzes prior to answering like questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Early Civilizations - Chapter Summary

Build up your knowledge of ancient civilizations before you take the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. This chapter emphasizes the revolutions, technological developments and migrations of early cultures. Watching these video lessons could assist you with:

  • Describing the events of the last Ice Age
  • Discussing the causes of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution and the technologies it spawned
  • Exploring the domestication of some animals and plants
  • Examining the necessity of hierarchies
  • Learning more about flood myths and real floods
  • Explaining the creation of cities
  • Exploring nomadic pastoralism and alternatives to civilization

Develop in-depth knowledge of the above topics by reviewing the material in these instructor-delivered video lessons. As you go through each of the self-paced lessons, you can submit questions about early civilizations and use the video tags to quickly locate information for further study. In addition to written transcripts, the chapter includes quizzes and a practice chapter examination that reflects some of the kinds of questions you'll find on the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies - Early Civilizations Chapter Objectives

When answering questions in the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination's first domain, Historiography and World History, you'll demonstrate what you learned in this chapter about the emergence and development of early civilizations. This first domain of the five-domain examination amounts to approximately 25% of the assessment score. You will be allowed three hours to answer the computer-based examination's 150 multiple-choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Early Civilizations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

1. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

2. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

Technologies of the Neolithic Era

3. Technologies of the Neolithic Era

In this lesson, we explore some of the technologies invented, innovated, and changed by Neolithic people as well as the way it improved their lives and lessened their workload.

Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples

4. Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the process of domestication of plants and animals, including why certain animals have never been domesticated. You'll also understand the difference between taming and domesticating.

Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

5. Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

This lesson will explore society's need for hierarchies, as well as kinship as a basis of hierarchical structures. Various forms of hierarchy will be briefly explored and...spoiler alert...they all come back to kinship.

The Great Flood and Population Migrations

6. 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?

Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

7. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.

Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization?

8. Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization?

This lecture examines the downsides and limits of settled agriculture and civilization. It then explores how 'civilized' forces are able to displace other systems. Horse people are introduced as a counterpoint to civilization and nomadic pastoralism as a successful alternative method of living. Finally it follows the conflict between nomadic pastoralists and settled agriculturalists throughout history.

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