First Civilizations

The history of the first civilizations, including Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the Indus Valley, and how and why early humans created villages, towns, cities and states.

Schedule

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    First Civilizations

    Religion

    Tuesday
    Jan 18

    1 Hour

    Civilizations need a shared set of beliefs to survive; religion serves as the stability and cohesion of ancient Egypt.
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    Cities

    Wednesday
    Jan 19

    1 Hour

    The Middle East, site of the world's first villages, towns and cities, was the birthplace of civilization, as cities were vessels for invention and innovation.
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    Trade

    Thursday
    Jan 20

    1 Hour

    The Indus Valley relied on the free flow of trade rather than imposing order through war or religion.

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