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Beginnings - 600 BCE

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What is World History?
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History and prehistoryPrehistory before written recordsPeopling the earthHomo sapiens and early human migrationOrganizing paleolithic societiesPaleolithic technology, culture, and artLesson summary: the origin of humans and early human societies
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The Neolithic Revolution and early agricultureThe dawn of agricultureThe spread of agricultureEarly civilizationsSocial, political, and environmental characteristics of early civilizationsLesson summary: the Neolithic Revolution and the birth of agriculture
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Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Mesopotamia and the Hebrew BibleAncient Mesopotamian civilizations Lesson summary: Ancient Mesopotamia
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Ancient Egypt and the Nile River ValleyAncient Egyptian civilizationThe Hittite Empire and the Battle of KadeshThe Hittites and Ancient AnatoliaLesson summary: Ancient Egypt
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Indus River Valley civilizationsIndus River Valley civilizationsThe Vedic PeriodSanskrit connections to EnglishLesson summary: Indus River Valley
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Shang Dynasty in Ancient ChinaShang Dynasty civilizationLesson summary: Shang China
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The Standard of UrThe Rosetta Stone
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Development of agriculture and writingCollective learningAgriculture and human populationFirestick farming in early Australia

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Where did humans come from and how did those early communities function? How did the advent of agriculture change human society (neolithic revolution)?
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