World History Part 1 Prehistory to the Renaissance
What you’ll learn
This course covers World History from early humans and the civilizations through about 1500 and the Renaissance Era in Europe.
Students will learn about ancient civilizations including those in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India.
Students will learn about early empires, including the Mughal, Ottoman, Safavid, Aztec, Inca, and Roman.
Students will learn about the cultures, religion, and civilizations that developed across the world from 3,000 BCE to 1500 CE.
There are no prerequisites or requirements needed for the course.
This fantastic course covers everything you need to know about World History from early humans and the first civilizations through to the Renaissance Era around the year 1500. Straightforward and engaging videos break down each topic to the most important elements so you can understand even the most complicated issues. Each video lesson comes with a guided notes worksheet that you can fill out as you watch. The course begins with a look at the development of early humans into the first civilizations in Africa and the Middle East. It then continues through empire building, the development of governments, religion, and more. There are 7 total units of study: PrehistoryRiver Valley CivilizationsAncient GreeceAncient RomeThe Civilizations and Culture of AsiaEmpires in Africa and the AmericasMedieval EuropeIn addition to the videos and guided notes, each unit includes primary and secondary source documents and readings to help you further understand the main aspects of that era. Some of these include: Ancient Egypt’s KingdomsRoman GladiatorsNero’s Persecution of ChristiansJustinian’s CodeEarly Islam and the KaabaPrimary Source from Qin Shi HuangSources from the Tang and Song DynastyCharlemagne and the FranksFeudalismAnd more! Answer keys for these are included to help you check your own understanding. Finally, each unit concludes with a short quiz to test your understanding of the content. This is the perfect course for any student looking to learn about early World History, for parents looking to support their children in their history courses, or students preparing for an exam and looking for help.
Section 1: Prehistory
Lecture 1 Early Humans
Lecture 2 The Paleolithic & Neolithic Eras
Lecture 3 The Characteristics of Civilization
Section 2: River Valley Civilizations
Lecture 4 Ancient Mesopotamia
Lecture 5 Ancient Egypt
Lecture 6 Ancient China & the Yellow River Valley
Lecture 7 Indus River Valley Civilizations
Section 3: Ancient Greece
Lecture 8 The Geography and People of Early Greece
Lecture 9 The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
Lecture 10 Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles
Lecture 11 Philosophers of Ancient Greece
Lecture 12 Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Greece
Section 4: Ancient Rome
Lecture 13 The Early Roman Republic
Lecture 14 The Punic Wars and Challenges to Rome
Lecture 15 Julius Caesar and the End of the Roman Republic
Lecture 16 Good and Bad Emperors of the Roman Empire
Lecture 17 Christianity in the Roman Empire
Lecture 18 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Lecture 19 The Byzantine Empire
Section 5: The Civilizations and Culture of Asia
Lecture 20 The Rise of Islam in the Middle East
Lecture 21 The Spread of Islam Across Asia and Africa
Lecture 22 China’s Shang & Zhou Dynasties and Philosophies
Lecture 23 China’s Qin and Han Dynasties
Lecture 24 Tang and Song China
Lecture 25 The Maurya and Gupta Empires of India
Lecture 26 The Silk Road and Cultural Diffusion
Lecture 27 Genghis Khan and the Mongols
Section 6: Empires in Africa and the Americas
Lecture 28 Ghana, Mali, Songhai, and the Empires of Africa
Lecture 29 Mesoamerican Civilizations
Section 7: Medieval Europe
Lecture 30 Charlemagne and the Franks in Medieval Europe
Lecture 31 Feudalism and the Manor System in Europe
Lecture 32 Forming European Nations in the Middle Ages
Lecture 33 The Crusades
Lecture 34 The Italian Renaissance
The course is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about World History, from middle school students through adults.
Udemy | English | 14h 31m | 10.54 GB
Created by: Luke Rosa