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Middle School Middle School World History

Pre Requisites

Recommended for 6th grade


Somebody discovered the wheel. Somebody discovered written communication. Somebody even figured out how to count to ten. From the ancient river civilizations to China and its ancient dynasties, different civilizations left their mark on history. They also left their mark on how we live today. In this course, students join travel agent Mr. Lightfoot to travel back in time digging out the past of these ancient civilizations.In ancient Egypt students visit the pyramids and find out the secrets of preserving mummies. They see how the Mayans developed astronomy to a precise science. They even investigate the difference between the Athenians and the Spartans. Students will journey through India discovering their contributions to medicine, moving on to Africa to follow the rise and fall of the ancient east African kingdoms of Kush and Axum. Throughout the centuries, and still today, our world is made up of dozens of different cultures. They all are different, and they all have made big contributions to what we know and who we are.

Segment One

Module 01 - Ancient Origins

  • Ancient Origins: Introduction
  • Time and Place in History
  • Discovering History
  • A Nomad's Life
  • Settling Down
  • Building Cities

Module 02 - Ancient River Civilizations

  • Ancient River Civilizations: Introduction
  • Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt River Civilizations
  • Ancient Indus Valley Civilizations
  • Near Eastern River Civilizations

Module 03 - Ancient America

  • Ancient America: Introduction
  • The Maya
  • The Aztecs
  • The Incas
  • Native Americans

Module 04 - Ancient Greece

  • Ancient Greece: Introduction
  • Rise of Greece
  • Democratic Government in Athens
  • Sparta and Athens
  • War in Greece
  • Empire of Alexander
  • Greek Gods and Culture

Segment Two

Module 05 - Ancient Rome

  • Ancient Rome: Introduction
  • Origins of Rome
  • The Roman Republic
  • Beginnings of Roman Culture
  • The Roman Empire
  • The Fall of the West
  • The Contributions of Rome

Module 06 - Ancient India

  • Ancient India: Introduction
  • India's Vedic Age
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • The Mauryan Empire
  • The Gupta Empire

Module 07 - Ancient China

  • Ancient China: Introduction
  • Huang River
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Beliefs of Ancient China
  • Shi Huangdi China
  • Han China

Module 08 - Ancient Asia & Africa

  • Ancient Asia and Africa: Introduction
  • Post-Classical China
  • Mongol Empire
  • East Africa
  • West Africa

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