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    Unit I: An Introduction to Social Sciences and River Valleys
    Introduction to Global History and Geography
    What is History?
    Archaeology and Anthropology
    Geography Awareness
    Mesopotamia: The Tigris and Euphrates
    Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
    India: Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
    China: The Huang He

          Unit II: Classical Civilizations
    Greeks and Alexander the Great
    Shang and Zhou
    Qin and Han
    Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans
    Trade Routes (Silk Road/Indian Ocean)

         Unit III: Belief Systems
    Animism and Shinto
    The Rise of Monotheism: Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    The Religions of South Asia: Hinduism and Buddhism
    East Asian Belief Systems: Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Buddhist Fusion

        Unit IV: The Post-Classical World
    Byzantines and Russia
    Medieval Europe
    Islamic Civilization
    Islamic Golden Age
    T’ang and Song Dynasties
    Introduction to Japan

        Unit V: Global Interactions
    Japanese Feudalism
    African Kingdoms and Ibn Battuta
    The Plague  The Effects of the Plague
    Renaissance and Reformation
    Scientific Revolution

        Unit VI: Birth of the Modern World
    Rise of Nation-States
    Global Absolutism
    Ming and Ching
    Ottomans and Relationship to Safavids
    Mughal India
    New Trade Routes and the Rise of the Commercial Revolution
    Age of Exploration
    Colonization and the Latin American Hierarchy
    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
    Introduction to the Enlightenment

        Unit VII: Get Ready for Global I Final
        A Cross-Cultural Comparative Regional Review