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Ch 3: World History (8000 BCE to 600 CE)

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The video lessons in this chapter clearly outline world history from 8000 BCE to 600 CE for you to review at your convenience. Whether you're looking to refresh your understanding of events or prepare for an important exam, this mobile-friendly chapter can help.

World History (8000 BCE to 600 CE) - Chapter Summary

If you need a review of world history from 8000 BCE to 600 CE, take a look at this engaging and professionally written chapter. Here we've included video lessons on the agricultural revolution of the Neolithic Period, the differences and similarities between Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, early religion in India and the three pillars of Indian society. After you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Define Confucianism, its beliefs and history
  • Identify the Greek city-states and governments
  • Discuss the influence of Greek philosophy
  • Describe the art and architecture of Ancient Greece
  • Summarize the events of the rise of the Roman Republic
  • Outline the art, engineering and architecture of Rome
  • Explain the fall of Rome
  • Define monotheism in terms of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Access these lessons on any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day for a completely flexible study experience. Along with each video, we've included a short quiz to help assess your knowledge of what you've reviewed. The comprehensive test at the end of the chapter is also a great way to check your readiness for an upcoming exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 3: World History (8000 BCE to 600 CE)
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Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

1. 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?

Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt: Similarities & Differences

2. Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt: Similarities & Differences

Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were two of the earliest known civilizations. While maintaining individual identities, they shared several similarities and were responsible for several important technologies that we continue to rely on in one way or another today.

Early Religion in India: Hinduism & Buddhism

3. Early Religion in India: Hinduism & Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Hinduism and Buddhism. It will cover the basic beliefs of Hinduism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama, and the presence of both religions in modern day India.

Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family

4. Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family

This lesson will explain the three pillars of Indian society. They are the village, the caste system, and the family. In doing so, it will explore the different individual castes as well as describing joint families.

Confucianism: Definition, Beliefs & History

5. Confucianism: Definition, Beliefs & History

Confucianism is an ancient philosophy of respect and kindness. Learn about the history of Confucianism, including its philosophy and founder. Then, test your understanding of the subject with a short quiz.

Greek City-States and Governments

6. Greek City-States and Governments

This is a lecture about Greek city states. It begins with an examination of the influence geography had on Greek politics, by comparing Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia. This is followed by a loose characterization of Greek poleis in general, with specific attention paid to constitutions, colonialism and competition.

Greek Philosophy: History, Influence & Timeline

7. Greek Philosophy: History, Influence & Timeline

Considered to be the founders of philosophy, the ancient Greeks used reason and observation to find the answers to life's big questions. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the major figures of ancient Greek philosophy.

Ancient Greek Art & Architecture

8. Ancient Greek Art & Architecture

In this lesson, you will explore the fundamental aspects of Greek art and architecture, two disciplines that set standards of style and technique that influence us to this day. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

9. Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

This lesson explains the rise of the Roman Republic after the expulsion of the Etruscan kings. It cites location, military strategy, and a well-formed political structure as reasons for the Republic's rise.

Roman Art, Architecture & Engineering

10. Roman Art, Architecture & Engineering

In this lesson, you will explore the ways that the Romans filled their world with art, architecture, and marvels of engineering. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Fall of Rome

11. The Fall of Rome

This lesson explains the gradual fall of Rome. In doing so, it highlights corruption, division, and outside invasion as the main reasons for the fall of the Eternal City.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

12. 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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