Podcast Season 1: The Big Picture Teaching World History

Episode 101: The Ancient Era, or “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough”

Today we’re going back to the Ancient Era, or as I like to call it, “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough”. We’ll look at the Neolithic Revolution, what it takes to be civilized, and some high points of the major river valley civilizations. If nothing else, you’ll learn how to exploit ancient Chinese philosophy to become their emperor, which could come in handy if you ever develop time travel. This is Anti-Social Studies; I’m Emily Glankler; settle in, and let’s go back in time…

Act 1: The Neolithic Revolution

Act 2: What is a Civilization?

Act 3: The River Valley Civilizations     

So, across Africa and Asia river valley civilizations grow. And as power continues to be consolidated by these semi-divine leaders, they are also going to start looking outside of their own kingdom for expansion opportunities. And an “up-and-coming” region called Europe is going to make its first appearance in world history.

To be continued…

Check out Episode 102!

2 thoughts on “Episode 101: The Ancient Era, or “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough””

  1. Thank you for such a wonderful podcast! This is my first year teaching AP World and found your podcast through a recent Instagram post. I can not wait to share it with my students! I was wondering if there is a way for me to rate your podcast on spotify…if not I’m switching platforms in order to give you 5 stars!

    1. Hey Krista, thank you so much for checking out my podcast! I would LOVE for you to tell your students about it – it really helped my kids last year. I actually don’t know how to rate podcasts on Spotify but the ones on iTunes (or the Apple podcast app) are the most looked at. 5 stars would be much appreciated!

      Good luck with WHAP this year – I’m hoping to start posting some teacher resources to go along with each episode, too, so keep an eye out for that (assuming I can get it together while teaching a new class…)

      Thanks again, Emily

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