Podcast Season 1: World History Teaching World History

World History Ep. 1: The Ancient Era, or “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough”

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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!