The main theme of this curriculum is the development of complex human societies called “Civilizations” in the period of world history that historians like to call ‘ancient’. Students study the characteristics of the ancient civilizations (social, political, religious, economic, and cultural), and how they were able to grow in size, complexity, and power.

Beginnings to 4000 BCE

4000 – 1000 BCE: Kingdoms and Innovations

1000 BCE – 300CE: An Age of Empires and Interchange