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WORLD HISTORY RESOURCES

World History (Info Please)

Unit I

Beginnings of Civilization

Unit II

Classical Civilizations

Unit III

European Middle Ages

Unit IV

Golden Ages outside Europe

Unit V

Europe in Transition

Unit I: Early Civilizations (Prehistory- 256 BC)  UNIT I :    BEGINNINGS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

University Of Pennsylvania Museum

Art Images for College Teaching      

Introduction Chapter:  FOUNDATIONS OF CIVILIZATION (Prehistory - 3000 BC)   

Why Study Ancient Cultures?

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1  - Toward Civilization (Prehistory- 3000 BC)

    Section 1: Geography and World History            (1) Understanding our Past

    Section 2:  Discovering Prehistory       BBC - History - Prehistory         (2) The Dawn of History    
Neanderthals Lacked Ice Age Protections    Cro-Magnon Man  CSI: Did Humans Kill Neanderthals? Neanderthals and Humans Interbred The 160,000 Year Old Man 

    Section: Stone Age Peoples

    Section 4: Emergence of Civilization            (3)  Beginnings of Civilization

Chapter 2:  First Civilizations: Africa and Asia

ANCIENT EGYPT (7000 BC - 30 BC)        

Egypt: The Complete Guide

The British Museum's Website on Ancient Egypt

   Section 1: Early Egyptian Civilization                     (1) Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile

   Section 2: Government in Ancient Egypt

   Section 3: Ancient Egyptian Society                         (2) Egyptian Civilization

Chapter 2: THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST     `            (Chapter 2) First Civilizations: Africa and Asia

   Section 1: Sumerian Civilization                              (3) City-States of Ancient Sumer         

   Section 2: A Blending of Cultures                            (4) Invaders, Traders and Empire Builders

   Section 3: Contributions of Smaller States

Chapter 3: ANCIENT INDIA AND CHINA (2500 BC -256 BC)            (3) Early Civilizations in India and China

   Section 1: The First Civilization in India                 (1) Cities of the Indus Valley

   Section 2: The Aryans                                            (2) Kingdoms of the Ganges

   Section 3: Beginning of Chinese Civilization             (3) Early Civilizations in China

   Section 4: Expansion Under the Chou dynasty.

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Unit II - RISE OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS

Empires of the Ancient World (1750 BC - AD 1570

Chapter 4: THE HERITAGE OF INDIA AND CHINA (600 BC - 550 AD)

   Section 1: Two Influential Religions

   Section 2: Great Empires in India

   Section 3: Indian Society and Culture

   Section 4: The Shaping of Chinese Traditions        Chinese Cultural Studies: Web Sites

   Section 5: Unification of China

 

Chapter 5: THE HERITAGE OF ANCIENT GREECE (2000 BC - 133 BC)

The Classics Pages

Internet Sourcebook - Ancient Greece

   Section 1: Early Civilizations in the Aegean

   Section 2: The Greek City-States  

   Section 3: A Century of Wars

   Section 4: The Glory That Was Greece: Patterns of Greek Life and Thought

   Section 5: Alexander and the Hellenistic Age:  The Spread of Greek Civilization

Chapter 6: ANCIENT ROME: And the Rise Of Christianity --- REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE (509 BC - 180 AD)

Forum Romanum - an exploration of Rome's past through its culture, religion, language, etc.

   Section 1: The Roman World Takes Shape The Roman Republic

   Section 2: From Republic to Empire - The Expansion of Rome

 

Section 3: The Roman Achievement - THE ROMAN HERITAGE (509 BC - 476 AD)

 Greco-Roman Civilization    

   Section 4: Rise of Christianity

      Section 5: The Long Decline - Collapse of the Empire

Chapter 7 -The Americas

Archaeologists new  find new clues why the Maya left (8.26.10)

Those Amazing Mayans (PI050312(

     
         

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

UNIT THREE - MIDDLE AGES IN WESTERN EUROPE

Medieval

Medieval Europe  /  The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies  /

Maps and Images (Internet Medieval Sourcebook)  /  NetSerf The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources  /

Web Links to the Middle Ages  /

Chapter 8: Foundations of Medieval Europe

    Section 1: The Germanic Kingdoms

    Feudal Society
Feudalism Feudalism and the Feudal Relationship (online lecture Feudalism and the Feudal Relationship (online lecture Feudalism and the Feudal Relationship (online lecture : Life on the Manor           
Life in a Medieval Castle

Castles of Great Britain -  Castle Learning Center

 

Nova Online - Life in a Medieval Castle The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library Medieval Life
A Medieval Wedding Feudalism and the Feudal Relationship

 European Agrarian Society (online lecture)

    The Medieval Diet: Foods and Recipes from the Middle Ages.

     The Medieval Church
High Medieval Church Life History of the Medieval Church Monasticism    

 The Height of Medieval Civilization

    Section 1:  Economic Patterns

  • Medieval Towns and Trade Routes

    Section 2:  Medieval Culture

    Section 3: Expanding Horizons

Chapter 10: Building National Monarchies

    Section 1: Growth of Royal Power in England and France

    Section 2: The Struggle Between Popes and Emperors

    Section 3: Strong Monarchies in Spain and Scandinavia

  • Christian Reconquest of Spain

    Section 4: Decline of Medieval Society

UNIT FOUR - GOLDEN AGES OUTSIDE WESTERN EUROPE

Chapter 11: Byzantine and Islamic Civilizations

Chapter 12: Africa and the Americas

Africa Studies Center - University of Pennsylvania

    Section 1: Africa: The Land and Early Peoples

    Section 2: Africa Empires and Trading States

    Section 3: Patterns of Daily Life in Africa

    Section 4: The First Americans

    Section 5: Early Civilizations in the Americas

Chapter 13: India, China, and Japan

Section 1 India

Section 2 & 3 China

 

Section 4 Japan

UNIT FIVE - EUROPE IN TRANSITION

Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation 

Renaissance - What inspired this age of balance and Order? (Annenberg/CPB Exhibits)

 

The Italian Renaissance (1420-1600  Web Museum, Paris

 

The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art

 

Renaissance Secrets

 

Renaissance Artists

 

Michelangelo Buonorotti
The Michelangelo Gallery

 

Exploring Leonardo Da Vinci

 

The Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci

 

Famous Paintings Exhibit (Web Museum, Paris)

 

The Uffizi Gallery - Room Index.

 

History of Renaissance Architecture

 

History of Baroque Architecture

 

The Vatican Museum

 

The Italian Renaissance

 

The Office Website of the British Royal Family

English Reformation 

War of the Roses

  The Six Wives of Henry VIII  The Counter Reformation The Wars of Religion   Timeline of the Kings and Queens of England
Jewelry and Fashion of the Renaissance        

Chapter 15: Exploration and Expansion

Chapter 17 - The Age of Absolutism

Spain        
France        
England The Petition of Rights (1628 The English Bill of Rights (1689    

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