Ch 12: World Civilizations & Historical Timelines

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Explore times gone by as you work through the lessons in the World Civilizations & Historical Timelines chapter of this study guide. Refresh your knowledge of the ancient world and strengthen your understanding of some of its civilizations.

World Civilizations & Historical Timelines - Chapter Summary

Take an overall look at the historical record from 8000 B.C.E to the present day and identify the eras into which it is divided. Use these lessons to examine the role of important historical leaders in eastern and western civilizations and discover how these cultures grew and developed. Gain new perspectives and a new appreciation for the achievements and contributions of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and pinpoint the locations of the early river cultures. The following material is presented in these lessons:

  • Introduction to the eras of world history since 8000 B.C.E
  • Significant personalities and events of eastern and western civilizations
  • Finding ancient river civilizations on a map
  • Contributions and overview of Greek and Roman civilizations

This study guide has been designed to enable you to use your study time to its maximum effect. None of the lessons last longer than ten minutes, yet they provide comprehensive and well-researched information. Brief quizzes and more in-depth chapter tests allow you to monitor your progress and overall mastery of the material, and the dashboard offers a convenient way to stay on track.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: World Civilizations & Historical Timelines
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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

Development of Eastern Civilization: Key Figures & Events

2. Development of Eastern Civilization: Key Figures & Events

Eastern civilizations are unified by a series of cultural and historic similarities. In this lesson, we are going to explore major moments and figures in the history of East Asia.

Development of Western Civilization: Key Figures & Events

3. Development of Western Civilization: Key Figures & Events

In this lesson, we will highlight some of the key developments, figures, and events of Western Civilization. We will place them in historical context, and see how they have been profoundly influential.

Locations of the Early River Civilizations

4. Locations of the Early River Civilizations

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the early river civilizations were, give some examples, and locate them on a map. A short quiz will follow.

Greek Civilization: Timeline, Facts & Contributions

5. Greek Civilization: Timeline, Facts & Contributions

This lesson will explore the dates of major Greek events accompanied by short explanations of their significance to Greek civilization and the development of Western civilization. Then you can test your knowledge with a quiz!

Roman Civilization: Timeline, Facts & Contributions

6. Roman Civilization: Timeline, Facts & Contributions

This lesson covers several important events, facts, and contributions of Rome and the later Roman Empire, from its mythological founding to the decline and fall of the Western Empire in 476 CE.

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