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Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations (3500 BCE to 500 BCE)

1. Early Humans

powerpoint: chapt. 1–Early Humans

2. Mesopotamia (The Ancient Near East)

powerpoint: chapt. 2–Ancient_Near_East

powerpoint: Ancient Hebrews

3. Egypt

powerpoint: Chapt. 3–Ancient Africa (including Egypt)

4. Bantu and Sub-Saharan Africa

powerpoint: Nubia, Mali, Bantu

5. Harappan, Vedic (early Indian) cultures

powerpoint: chpt. 4–MohenjoDaro-Harappa-VedicAge

6. Ancient China

powerpoint: chapt. 5–Ancient_China

7. Early Americas–Maya, Aztec, Inca (pre-Columbian Americas)

powerpoint: Pre-Columbian_History

See the schedule template and the assignment board for this week.

Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies (500 BCE to 500 CE)

8. Persia

powerpoint: Persia

9. Unification of China (Classical period): Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Qin, Han

powerpoint: Qin_to_Ming

10. India: Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism (classical period)

powerpoint: chapt 9_Maurya & Gupta Empires

11. Mycenaeans

12. Minoans

13. Classical Greece

14. Athens

15. Sparta

16. Alexander the Great and Hellenistic culture

powerpoint: Chapt 10, Ancient Greece

17. Ancient Rome: Etruscans, Roman Republic, Carthage, Roman Empire

powerpoint: Chapt 11, Ancient Rome

18. Early Christianity

19. Byzantine Empire (Byzantium)

powerpoint: Chapt. 13, Byzantium

20. Silk Roads: Long-distance trade/cultural exchange between Rome, China, Parthia

Period 3: Regional and Trans-regional Interactions (500-1500 CE)

21. Islam

powerpoint: Islam

22. East Asian Empires rise again: Sui, Tang, Song Dynasties (post-classical period of China)

powerpoint:  see Qin to Ming (number 9, above)

23. post-classical India, decentralization, and exchanges with Africa, Arabia, Persia, Southeast Asia, and Malaysia

24. Early Christians in Western Europe; decentralized Europe after the fall of Rome

powerpoint: 25. Early Middle Ages

Nomads in Eurasia:

26. Mongols

powerpoint: see Qin to Ming, number 9, above

27. Turks

Sub-Saharan Africa:

28. Bantu migrations, the Islamic supplement, gold, ivory, slaves, Kongo, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Mali

29. High Middle Ages

(powerpoint:) 30. Crusades

(powerpoint:) 31. Late_Medieval_Church

(powerpoint:) 32. Black_Death

(powerpoint:) 33.  Late_Medieval_Art_and_Architecture

34. Diplomacy, religion, cultural diffusion, European exploration

Period 4: Global Interactions (1500 to 1800)

35. European exploration

36. Columbian exchange

37. African slave trade

38. Renaissance

powerpoint: European_Exploration_and_Colonization

powerpoint: Renaissance Art

39. Protestant Reformation

40. Emergence of modern capitalism

41. Scientific Revolution

42. Enlightenment

powerpoint: Protestant Reformation

powerpoint: Mercantilism To Adam Smith

powerpoint: The Enlightenment

43. European colonization of the Americas

powerpoint: Colonization of the Americas

44. Trade and upheaval in Africa

45. Ming and Qing China

46. Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan

See the schedule template and the assignment board for this week.

47. Ottoman Empire

48. Safavid Dynasty in Persia

49. Mughal Dynasty in India

Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration (1750 to 1914)

50. American Revolution

51. French Revolution

52. Industrialization

53. Factory system

54. Urbanization

55. Territorial Expansion (Manifest Destiny)

56. conflicts with Native Americans

57. Constitutional issues/U.S. Civil War

58. Latin America: colonialism, peasantry, creole elites

59. Ottoman Empire

60. Qing Dynasty

61. Russian Empire

62. Tokugawa Shogunate

63. Modern imperialism

64. Economic colonialism

65. United States

66. Japan

Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments (1914 to the present)

67. World War I

68. Russian Revolution

69. Disillusionment

70. Nationalism

71. Communism

72. Ming Dynasty

73. Great Depression

74. Neo-colonialism

75. Cold War

76. Arms Race

77. Space Race

78. Chinese Communism

79. Korean War

80. Cuban Missile Crisis

81. Vietnam War

82. decolonization of Africa and Asia

83. post-colonial period

84. Establishment of modern Israel

85. multi-national organizations: EU, NAFTA, corporations

86. global migrations

87. environmental degradation

88. “global culture”?/ resistance to globalization

powerpoints courtesy of Susan Pojer, updated by TS