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Ch 2: Periods of Ancient Egyptian History

About This Chapter

The Periods of Ancient Egyptian History chapter of this Ancient Egypt Study Guide course is the simplest way to learn about the periods of Ancient Egyptian history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Ancient Egyptian history.

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Anyone who needs help learning about the periods of Ancient Egyptian history will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Ancient Egyptian history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Ancient Egyptian history
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Ancient Egypt
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Ancient Egyptian periods chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review major historical periods of Ancient Egypt from a standard Ancient Egypt course. Topics covered include:

  • Neolithic archaeology
  • Ancient Egyptian leaders and empire creation
  • Religion in the Stone Age and Bronze Age
  • Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt
  • Egypt's First Intermediate Period
  • Egypt's Second Intermediate Period
  • Decline of the Bronze Age

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: Periods of Ancient Egyptian History
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age

1. How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age

Have you ever wondered exactly how religion developed in the ancient world? Check out this lesson to see how the impact of cities, writing and invasion upon religion, the ascent of the sky father and the descent of the mother goddess contributed to the development of religion.

Understanding Neolithic Archaeology

2. Understanding Neolithic Archaeology

This lesson will explain archaeology's understanding of the Neolithic Age. In doing so, it will highlight the use of polished stone, the onset of agriculture, the Neolithic Revolution, and social stratification.

Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

3. Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

Learn some of the tools of the empire creation trade. In this video lesson, we'll explore the wall as a tough nut to be cracked, the strategic importance of roads and the advances made possible by bronze.

Egyptian Pharaohs: History, Facts & Timeline

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.

Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

5. 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.

Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: Timeline & Facts

6. Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: Timeline & Facts

The Old Kingdom, from ca. 2649-2150 BCE, saw Ancient Egypt ruled by a strong, centralized government. The pyramids at Giza, built during the Old Kingdom, are a visible indicator of the strength of the pharaoh. This lesson offers a timeline and major cultural developments of Old Kingdom history.

Egypt's First Intermediate Period: Timeline & Pharaohs

7. Egypt's First Intermediate Period: Timeline & Pharaohs

Ancient Egypt is often remembered for advanced civilization and powerful pharaohs who ruled with absolute power. In this lesson, we'll examine a time when this wasn't quite the case.

Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: Definition & Timeline

8. Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: Definition & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the Middle Kingdom period of ancient Egypt. Covering approximately 400 years from 2040 B.C. to about 1640 B.C., the Middle Kingdom period was Egypt reunited for the first time since the Old Kingdom period.

Timeline of Egypt's Second Intermediate Period

9. Timeline of Egypt's Second Intermediate Period

Ancient Egypt covers a 3,000-year period of wealth and power. At least, most of it does. In this lesson, we'll look at one of the periods of major instability as Egyptian pharaohs were replaced by foreign conquerors.

The New Kingdom of Egypt: Pharaohs, Temples & Timeline

10. The New Kingdom of Egypt: Pharaohs, Temples & Timeline

The New Kingdom was Ancient Egypt's age of empire; Egyptian pharaohs expanded their control into Syro-Palestine, and the Valley of the Kings was initiated. This lesson offers a timeline and discusses major developments in New Kingdom history.

The Bronze Age Collapse: History & Concept

11. The Bronze Age Collapse: History & Concept

In this lesson we explore the Bronze Age Collapse, one of the most tumultuous time periods in ancient history. Characterized by a fast and marked decrease in urban life, the Collapse set many civilizations back several centuries.

Howard Carter: Biography, Facts & Quotes

12. Howard Carter: Biography, Facts & Quotes

This lesson explores the life of the British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter. Trained as an artist, Howard Carter is most famous for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.

Howard Carter & the Tutankhamun Discovery

13. Howard Carter & the Tutankhamun Discovery

In this lesson, you'll learn about British archaeologist Howard Carter and find out how he and his team discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun, turning King Tut into the world's most well known pharaoh.

Chapter Practice Exam
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