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This is a wiki of resources for Mrs. Davison's Year 7 Humanities class at Campus des Nations
and is (always) a Work in Progress

View the MYP Individuals and Societies Assessment Criteria: Year 1 at this link.


Ancient Near East

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World History (3000 BC - 2013 AD)

Keep your eye on the date in the upper right corner. Also, watch it without the music.
Do you see anything missing?
This video comes from where you'll find a full screen, interactive version of the maps.

Time Maps

Search by time period and/or geographical area

Running Reality

Explore Running Reality "Explore the history of human civilization from 3000BC to today.
We are developing a world history model that lets you go any place on any date. Towns grow, buildings are built, ships explore, and armies battle. Harbors silt in, rivers change course, and cities are sacked and burned."
Running Reality The World History Model.jpeg

Time line

Bronze age to 500 A.D.

Human Population Through Time

From the American Museum of Natural History

The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1

Uploaded by crashcourse on Jan 26, 2012
In which John Green investigates the dawn of human civilization. John looks into how people gave up hunting and gathering to become agriculturalists, and how that change has influenced the world we live in today. Also, there are some jokes about cheeseburgers.
Additional reading:
NIsa by Marjorie Shostak:
First Farmers by Peter Bellwood:

Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201

In which John Green returns to teaching World History! This week, we'll be talking about the idea of civilization, some of the traditional hallmarks of so-called civilization, and why some people would choose to live outside the civilization model. It turns out, not everyone who lives outside of what we traditionally think of as a "civilized" social order is necessarily a barbarian! To defuse any tension you may be feeling, I'll just tell you now, the Mongols are back. You'll learn about Zomia, swidden agriculture, and even a little about anarchy!

Published on Oct 3, 2014

In which John Green teaches you about the Bronze Age civilization in what we today call the middle east, and how the vast, interconnected civilization that encompassed Egypt, The Levant, and Mesopotamia came to an end. What's that you say? There was no such civilization? Your word against ours. John will argue that through a complex network of trade and alliances, there was a loosely confederated and relatively continuous civilization in the region. Why it all fell apart was a mystery. Was it the invasion of the Sea People? An earthquake storm? Or just a general collapse, to which complex systems are prone? We'll look into a few of these possibilities. As usual with Crash Course, we may not come up with a definitive answer, but it sure is a lot of fun to think about.

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

Published on Jun 14, 2016

The Villa Council Presents
1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
May 22, 2016
The Getty Villa, Malibu
Noted historian and archaeologist Eric Cline discusses the themes of his Pulitzer Prize-nominated book "1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed" and takes a closer look at why Mediterranean societies of the Late Bronze Age—with their complex cosmopolitan and globalized world-systems—came to a dramatic halt. He considers the similarities and parallels of our contemporary civilization, making the chain of interconnected events more than simply a study of ancient history.

Cities and Ideas in the Ancient World

Published on Dec 1, 2015

There is much we can learn about how cities should and should not work from the cities of the ancient world - especially Greece and Rome. Edith Hall and Bettany Hughes discuss ancient cities, their ideas, and what they can offer us now. Chaired by Jenny Lacey.