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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wendy Frey; John Bergez; Amy Joseph; Teachers' Curriculum Institute.
|Target Audience:||For grades 5-8.|
|Description:||xiii, 420,  pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm|
|Contents:||Unit 1. Early humans and the rise of civilization. Investigating the past ; Early hominids ; From hunters and gatherers to farmers ; The rise of Sumerian city-states ; Was ancient Sumer a civilization? ; Exploring four empires of Mesopotamia ; Early humans timeline --
Unit 2. Ancient Egypt and the Near East. Geography and the early settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan ; The ancient Egyptian Pharaohs ; Daily life in ancient Egypt ; The kingdom of Kush ; The ancient Hebrews and the origins of Judaism ; The struggle to preserve Judaism ; Ancient Egypt and the Near East timeline --
Unit 3. Ancient India. Geography and the early settlement of India ; Unlocking the secrets of Mohenjodaro ; Learning about Hindu beliefs ; The story of Buddhism ; Buddhism and the first unification of Inda ; The achievements of the Gupta Empire ; Ancient India timeline --
Unit 4. Ancient China. Geography and the early settlement of China ; The Shang dynasty ; Three Chinese philosophies ; The first emperor of China ; The Han dynasty ; The Silk Road ; Ancient China timeline --
Unit 5. Ancient Greece. Geography and the settlement of Greece ; The rise of democracy ; Life in two city-states : Athens and Sparta ; Fighting the Persian wars ; The golden age of Athens ; Alexander the Great and his empire ; The legacy of ancient Greece ; Ancient Greece timeline --
Unit 6. Ancient Rome. Geography and the early development of Rome ; The rise of the Roman Republic ; From republic to empire ; Daily life in the Roman empire ; The origins and spread of Christianity ; The legacy of Rome in the modern world ; Ancient Rome timeline --
|Other Titles:||Ancient world|
|Responsibility:||[author, Wendy Frey ; contributing authors, John Bergez, Amy Joseph].|