Thursday, May 27, 2010

Concepts to Review for SS CST

Early Humans/ Stone Age people

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Hebrews

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

Original Homo-Sapiens living in Africa

First to use irrigation

First to believe in Monotheism

First to have religious ideas of eternal life

First to create democracy

Slash-and-Burn agriculture

First permanent settlements

Ten Commandments

Writing of hieroglyphics

Political system based on independent city-states

Mammoth bone huts

Hammurabi’s Code


The Great Pyramids

Mountainous terrain

Communicated with ideograms on rocks

First code of laws and punishments

First to teach about morals and ethics, or doing right from wrong

Hieroglyphics written on Rosetta Stone

Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey


Writing of cuneiform

Torah- the Jewish Scripture

Only woman pharaoh, Hatshepsut

First to create a political process based on citizenship

Synagogues develop and spread Judaism

Creator of the root words we still use today, such as herculean, and labyrinth

Ten Plagues

United into one empire by Alexander the Great

Exodus of Jewish people from Egypt

Plague of Athens


Ancient India

Ancient China


Emperor Shi Huangdi

Bay of Bengal

Era of the Warring States

Indus River Valley

Isolated from the rest of the world


Tibetan Plateau


Great Wall of China

Caste System


The god Brahman


Siddhartha Gautama and the Middle Way


Asoka, the first ruler to spread Buddhism


Bhagavad Gita

Ancestor Worship

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