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What Freshman need to be successful in my World History I class. Pay close attention to the set skills needed in Social Studies.

60,000 BC to 12,000 BC information prior to the birth of civilization. A combination of the birth of agriculture, stone tools, and the first form of human communication.

What is civilization? What components make up civilization? The birth of civilization is what ushers in the following ancient civilizations.

Mesopotamia is the region within the Tigris and Euphrates rivers located south of Anatolia and West of the Iranian plateau.

Concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in the place that is now the country Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3100 BC with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under Menes.

Imperial dynasties that were centered in Persia/Iran from the 6th century BC Achaemenid Empire era to the 20th century AD in the Qajar dynasty era.

The longest lasting empire to date. The Ancient Chinese would see a rise of power from 2070 BC-1949 AD. The Chinese still dominate culture well into the 21st Century.

The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.

Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity.

The Roman Republic was the era of classical Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization. It had a government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia.

Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity, with about 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide. ... Islam started in Mecca, in modern-day Saudi Arabia, during the time of the prophet Muhammad’s life around 600 AD.

The Byzantine Empire was a vast and powerful civilization with origins that can be traced to 330 A.D., when the Roman emperor Constantine I dedicated a “New Rome” on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium.

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or medieval period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery.

The first civilizations in the Americas arose as people came together to create more powerful and structured societies. 1200 BC-1500 AD.

A fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. Generally described as taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century

The Age of Exploration

The Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration, is an informal and loosely defined term for the period in European history in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and which was the beginning of globalization.

The Age of Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, the "Century of Philosophy". Some consider Descartes' 1637 statement "I think, therefore I am" to have sparked the period.