Cultures around the world 3000-1000 BC (the Bronze Age)
Questions to answer:
- when did these people start farming?
- when did they start spinning and weaving clothing (and what did they make their clothes out of)?
- when did they start to use pottery?
- when did they start to use bronze?
- when did they start writing and doing math?
- when did they start building big buildings?
- when did they start having kings, empires, armies?
- when did they start to use wheeled wagons and chariots?
- when did they start to make up/write down stories and poems?
- what was their religion like?
- what other cultures did they trade with and learn from? what were their main contributions to world culture?
Stone Age China, Shang Dynasty China, Shang Dynasty Chinese Art, Shang Dynasty houses and altars, Rice, Millet, Silk, Hemp, Bronze, Chinese religion, Chinese writing
II. Central Asia
Central Asian history, Indo-Europeans, Scythians, Sogdians, the wheel and axle, horses, cattle, marijuana
Stone Age India, Harappans, Vedic period, Vedic expansion, Vedic architecture, Hinduism, Rig Veda, Indian food, Bronze, Indian clothing, cotton
Stone Age West Asia, Sumerians, Akkadians, Hammurabi, Cuneiform, Epic of Gilgamesh, West Asian gods, Enuma Elish, West Asian numbers, ziggurats, beer, wine, wheat, olives, opium, sheep.
Stone Age Egypt, the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, the New Kingdom, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, the alphabet, barley, beer, Egyptian religion, monotheism.
Meroe and Aksum, donkeys, ivory, millet, sorghum, Early African architecture, Early African science, mercenaries, Early Africa warfare, early African pottery
Stone Age Greece, Early Bronze Age Greece, Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age, Minoans, Megaron houses, Bronze Age art, Bronze Age Corinth, Greek food, Greek clothing.
Stone Age Rome, Bronze Age Rome, history of salt, Indo-Europeans
IX. North Africa
Bronze Age North Africa, sheep, cattle, donkeys, Early African architecture
X. West Africa
Early West Africa, African food, figs, palm oil, African art
XI. Northern Europe
Stone Age, Bronze Age, Bronze Age art in northern Europe, Stonehenge, Northern Europe food, salt, pigs, Indo-Europeans
XII. North America
Bronze Age, Archaic North America, Pueblo (Anasazi) people, North American food, pinto beans, corn
XIII. Peru and Mexico
Valdivia, Norte Chico, Olmec, South American food, coca, chocolate, tomatoes, peppers, corn, rubber, writing
Early Brazil, peanuts, yuca root, Arawak, sweet potatoes, chocolate, baskets, pottery