updated 7/12/17  

 KEY CONCEPTS - PERIOD 1 (to 600 B.C.E.) 

     

        

 Brief overviews of Period 1 

   

        

PERIOD ONE: Technological and Environmental Transformations to 600 BCE,
       Chapters 1-2 (Strayer Text)

  

   

Timelines & General Resources
Worldipedia: Key Concept 1.1, Key Concept 1.2, Key Concept 1.3 
KHAN ACADEMY: Period 1
Textbook Practice Tests: Period One
  Periods 1-2 Review (to 600CE) - Cram Packet: Periods 1-2, to 600 CE
   Timeline of History: 4.3 million Years Ago to 2015 (Super site; lots of info!)
TIMELINE: 4.5 billion – 1B.C.
  TIMELINE: The World before 1000 BCE
  TIMELINE: 1000 BCE to 500 CE  
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History  
  BBC - History: Ancient History in-depth
   EyeWitness To The Ancient World
   Historical Atlas of the Mediterranean
  Indian Ocean in World History | A free online educational resource
   The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD - Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
  HistoryWorld - History and Timelines
  Exploring Ancient World Cultures
  All Empires: Online History Community
  Asia for Educators | Columbia University
  Ancient History — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
   10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations - Listverse
  Chinese Dynasty Guide - The Art of Asia - History and Maps
  Guide to Japanese Historical Periods - The Art of Asia - History and Maps
  Guide to Korean Historical Periods - The Art of Asia - History and Maps

 

 

       

Paleolithic Period & Neolithic Revolution
   Key Concept 1.1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth - AP Worldipedia Key Concept 1.2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies 
Khan Academy: Birth of Agriculture
Timeline: 4.3 million Years Ago to 1 BCE 
  Early Peoples
  BBC - History: Archaeology
  Geologic Time Chart
  Human Origins: Reconstructing the Story
  Hominid Timeline
  Hominid Evolution: 5,000,000 to 25,000 BC
  CyberMuseum: Early Humans
  Lucy's Story | IHO
  Early Humans for Kids - Prehistoric People
  Stone Pages • Web guide to Megalithic Europe - Stone Pages • Prehistorama
  Lascaux (fantastic site, but uses flash - open in Explorer)
  Prehistoric Puzzles
  BBC - History: British Prehistory
  Foraging Societies: From 30,000 BC
   Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road
  Settled Agriculture: 8000-6500 BC - Primary Urban Society: 3500 BC-AD 700
  What is Civilization?
  Mysteries of Çatalhöyük
  Mankind The Story of All of Us: Fire - YouTube
  Mankind: The Story of All of Us: Bronze - YouTube
  Mankind The Story of All of Us: The Earliest Humans - YouTube
  Mankind: The Story of All of Us: Birth of Farming - YouTube
   Paleolithic - Neolithic Era | Neolithic Revolution
  The Big Story: Origins of Religion - YouTube
For more, check Mrs.Osborn's General Ancient History page.

 

Core Foundational Civilizations
  Key Concept 1.3 The Development and Interaction of Early Agricultural, Pastoral & Urban Societies 
  Foundations (to 600 BCE) — Freemanpedia 
  Tigris-Euphrates Civilization - Nile River Valley Civilization - Indus River Valley Civilization - Yellow River (Huang He) Valley Civlization - Olmec Civilization - Chavin Civilization
  Settled Agriculture: 8000-6500 BC - Primary Urban Society: 3500 BC-AD 700

 

  

Mesopotamia & the Sumerians
  BBC - Mesopotamia
Khan Academy: Mesopotamia
  Ancient Western Asia and the Civilization of Mesopotamia 
  Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Mesopotamia 
  MrDonn.org - Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations 
  Iraq History Timeline 5000BC-2002AD
  Tigris-Euphrates Civilization
  Mesopotamia - More Mesopotamia
  Sumer - The Sumerians 
  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  The Avalon Project : The Code of Hammurabi 
Ancient Scripts Timeline - Evolution of Cuneiform Characters 
  WOMEN IN BABYLONIA UNDER THE HAMMURABI LAW CODE
  The Oldest Written Melody in History c.1400 BC!!! - YouTube
For more, visit Mrs. Oz's Ancient River Valley Civilizations page.

 

  

Ancient Egypt
   Nile River Valley Civilization
Khan Academy: Egypt
  BBC - History: Egyptians
  What the Ancients Knew - Egypt - YouTube
  Ancient Egypt — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
  The History of Ancient Egypt
  PBS - Egypt's Golden Empire
  Ancient Egypt - Guardian's Egypt
  Egypt - Egyptian Timeline
  Egypt | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  NOVA Online/Pyramids -- The Inside Story
  Book of the Dead › The British Museum
  Welcome to Neferchichi's Tomb at neferchichi.com
  Daily Life Ancient Egypt
  WOMEN IN ANCIENT EGYPT
  The Goddesses and Gods of Ancient Egypt
  Pyramids and Temples Menu
  Ancient Egypt - Menu page
  Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation - Search for Tut 
For more, visit Mrs. Osborn's Ancient Egypt page.

 

 

Ancient India
  Indus River Valley Civilization - Indus Civilization
Khan Academy: India
  4000 to 1000 BCE: South Asia
  BBC - History: Ancient India
  What the Ancients Knew - India - YouTube
  Indian Ocean in World History
  Ancient India - The British Museum
  Harappan civilization in India - Harappan Civilization: ca. 3000-1500 BC
  Ancient India - Ancient India - Life in Ancient India - Ancient India - Indus Valley Civilization - More Ancient India
   MrDonn.org - Ancient India
  India Chronology
  For more on Ancient Mesopotamia, visit Mrs. Oz's Ancient River Valley Civilizations website.

 

       

        

Ancient China (Shang, Zhou)
  Yellow River (Huang He) Valley Civlization
Khan Academy: China
  4000 to 1000 BCE: China
  Maps of China
  Home | Story of China | PBS
  Asia for Educators | Columbia University - China Culture
  Ancient China - Ancient China - History for Kids!
  Ancient China - The British Museum
  Kids Konnect - Ancient China
  Ancient China - China - The Chinese Empire - China
  EAWC: Ancient China
  What the Ancients Knew - 2 of 3 China - YouTube
  Daily Life in Ancient China - Welcome to Ancient China!
  Ancient China by History Link 101
  The Mandate of Heaven - Ancient China for Kids
  Course of Empire - YouTube
  Chinese Philosophy
  Confucianism - Confucianism - ReligionFacts
  Confucianism and the Chinese Scholastic System
  BBC - Religion: Taoism - Daoism in China
    Legalism and Chinese Philosophy - Legalism (Chinese philosophy)
  For many sites, check out Mrs. Oz's Ancient River Valley Civilizations  and Non-Western pages.

 

      

The Olmecs & Chavin
Khan Academy: Ancient Americas
The ancient Olmec Civilization - Olmec - The Olmecs - Olmec Civilization 
Agriculture, Sacrifices and Civilization in the Americas
  Chavín culture - Chavin (Archaeological Site) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Chavín Culture - Understanding Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization
  Civilizations in America

 

   

MIGRATIONS
  Causes and effects of human migration (video) | Khan Academy
  Bantu expansion - Wikipedia - Indo-European Migrations

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES & ACTIVITIES FOR PERIOD ONE  
Soft Schools - Period One Quiz 
Khan Academy: Period 1 Quizzes
Civilizations and Religions Final Quiz
Could You Survive as a Hunter-Gatherer? 
  Early Humans - Games, Interactive Activities
  Mysteries of Çatalhöyük
   Write Like a Babylonian - your initials in Cuneiform - cuneiform calculator
  Ancient Egypt - Free Interactive "DBQ" Map Quiz
  Online Hieroglyphics Translator - Hieroglyphic Name Translator
   Clickable Mummy
  BBC - Mummy Maker
  BBC - Pyramid Challenge
   Ancient Egypt Quiz -- National Geographic
       Maps.com -- Asia Map Game
  India Quiz -- National Geographic 
  Crossword
   Asia - geography online games
  Quia - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

 



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