Step 2 - History 7 - Important Civilizations 1 - Mesopotamia, Egypt, India & China

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Step 2 - History 7 - Important Civilizations 1 - Mesopotamia, Egypt, India & China

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces & explores key historical civilizations & events!
  • Explores the roots of civilization!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Works well for any-aged student developing literacy!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

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The first History Course in Year 2, for Step 2, students ages 7-8, and for students of any age who are developing literacy.

This unique course covers the birth of civilization.  Starting with ancient Mesopotamia, the student is taken on a tour of the first cities, and the way of life in that ancient land.  He learns of Gilgamesh, the first great king of legend.  He learns what elements are needed for a city or civilization to grow.  He learns of the first code of law ever written.  

Ancient Egypt follows, with pyramids and Pharaohs, their religion and way of life.  The student learns about the first great female ruler, and of the first man to believe in one God, Egyptian Pharaohs both.  

The student next studies India, mother of religion, and learns about its history.  The student also learns about Hinduism and Buddhism, their history and beliefs, in simple terms.  

Finally we come to China, its history, emperors, and great philosophers such as Confucius and Lao Tzu.

21 lessons, a test and answer guide are provided, roughly 7 weeks of study.  Vocabulary and reading skills are worked and improved, using the unique methods applied in all Steps courses.  Each lesson has plenty of challenging exercises where the student is asked to think and do things which help make the materials studied "real" and interesting.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • What is a civilization
  • Water and how it cpntributed to the birth of Mesopotamia
  • The Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers
  • Ziggurats
  • Cuneiform Writing
  • The tale of Gilgamesh
  • Sargon the Great
  • Hammurabi and the first Code of Law
  • The land of Ancient Egypt
  • The Nile and its importance to Egypt
  • Life in ancient Egypt
  • Pharoahs and Pyramids
  • Ancient Egyptian beliefs
  • Akhenaton, the first Monotheist
  • Hatshepsut, female ruler of Egypt
  • The land of India
  • Ancient Indian civilization
  • Hinduism
  • Buddha and Buddhism
  • Asoka
  • The land of China
  • Ancient Chinese civilization
  • Chinese Emperors
  • The Great Wall
  • The Forbidden City
  • Confucius
  • Lao Tzu and the Tao
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