History 7: Early Civilizations

In this course, students study the early ages of human history through the dawn of modern civilization. Students begin in the Prehistoric era with a look at human origins, examining with an “archaeologist’s eye view,” how humans migrated around the world and built societies. They explore the world’s first civilizations that developed in Egypt, the Middle East, India and China, concluding with an exploration of the classical societies of Greece and Rome. The students’ examination of the medieval period in the second semester traces the Silk Road, the development of globalization, the Renaissance, and the flowering of modern civilization.