Focus on World History, Volume 1

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Walch Publishing, 2002 - History - 140 pages
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Topics include: Early human communities. Emergence of agricultural societies. Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and Greece. The great empires of Persia, China, India, and Rome. The emergence of major religions.
 

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Contents

UiMiTl EARLY HUMANS
1
THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
13
THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS Teachers Guide
26
Student Background
28
Mapping the Early Civilized World
32
Ancient Monuments
33
Civilization and Social Classes
34
Building the Pyramids
35
Alexander and Hellenization
69
Persians Versus Greeks
70
The First Historians
71
MAJOR RELIGIONS AND ETHICAL SYSTEMS Teachers Guide
72
Student Background
73
The Bhagavad Gita
77
The Buddhist Path
78
The Ten Commandments
79

The Need for Technology
37
Origins of Writing
39
The Mighty Gilgamesh
40
Marks of Civilization
42
CIVILIZATIONS SPREAD AND CHANGE Teachers Guide
43
Student Background
45
Ancient Trade Networks
49
Your Trading Expedition
50
African Crossroads
51
Women of Mesopotamia
52
War Technology 1
53
Moving Populations
54
The Celts
55
Religious Beliefs
56
Copper Bronze and Iron
57
GREEKS AND PERSIANS Teachers Guide
58
Student Background
60
Mapping Ancient Greece
64
A Greek Science Fair
65
Greek Life in Todays Language
66
Greek Women
67
The Plague in Athens
68
The Christian Ideal
80
The Wisdom of Confucius
81
The Place of Women
83
Religious and Ethical Beliefs
84
GREAT EMPIRES Teachers Guide
85
Student Background
89
Slaven in the Ancient World
91
War Technology 2
92
Mapping the Chinese Empire
93
The Life of Chinese Peasants
94
The Mandate of Heaven
95
Mapping the Indian Empire
96
Women in India
97
Women Rule in Egypt
98
A Local Hunt
99
An Empire Falls
100
The Empires of Rome and Han China
101
Answers Additional Activities and Assessments
103
Additional Resources
124
Glossary
127
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