Welcome to Ancient Civilizations!

This year, we will be exploring history from the dawn of humans in Africa over 4 million years ago to the Fall of the Roman Empire in the year 476 A.D.   This course focuses on the ancient and classical civilizations of the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, and North Africa.

We will learn what life was like for our ancient ancestors by studying their writing systems, religions, philosophies, art, forms of government, social and legal systems, economies, significant leaders, and the important events in each civilization's own unique history.  

It is important to acknowledge how the geography and history of countries around the world have affected our world today. Therefore, we will be constantly making connections between the past and our present-day global community. You can only understand what goes on in our world today if you understand its history!