This year, we will study the ancient world in connection to the world today,

as well as imagine the world that we wish to see in the future!

Together as a class we will learn about early human migrations, early societies, the beginning of agriculture and the use of tools, and the creation of other structures that influence our world today.


  • How do we learn about the world and its history as scientists and historians?
    How do use our knowledge of the past to envision the future?

  • What does it mean to be human in the ancient world and today?
    How have humans related to each other and to the earth in history?
  • What is civilization?

  • How have humans organized themselves to meet their needs?


To pursue these questions, we will study ancient human societies in the following continents:

  • Africa
  • Western Asia
  • Europe