‘Crash Course’ is a YouTube channel featuring short, fast-paced video lessons about World History.
Videos move very quickly, almost frantically at times, making them more like entertaining overviews of these topics than serious lessons.
There are a couple of innuendos thrown into both videos, so watch them and use your discretion before showing them in your classroom.
For almost 30 centuries—from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.—ancient Egypt was a preeminent civilization in the ancient world.
From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom, Egypt’s majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own: Egyptology.
The main sources of information about ancient Egypt are the many monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from archaeological sites, covered with hieroglyphs that have only recently been deciphered.
The picture that emerges is of a culture with few equals in the beauty of its art, the accomplishment of its architecture or the richness of its religious traditions.
The following video covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods.
Learn about the Nile, pyramids and the religion of one of the oldest and longest civilizations on Earth. Get ready for a journey back in time, to the dwelling land of the gods, to the first dawn of human conscience, to ancient Egypt.