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Ancient History

This resource briefly describes poetic and musical traditions of ancient Greece.

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1. How did environmental changes and new technologies affect the development of agriculture?

2. How did the development of agriculture in Mesopotamia lead to the development of writing?

3. What were the consequences of agriculture for humans?

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This resource describes the establishment of the Kushan empire in Afghanistan and the Tibetian and Hun conflicts with the Chinese.

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This reading describes the prehistoric history of the Indian subcontinent, including Afghanistan.

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This teacher guide discusses ancient Central and South American civilizations.

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This unit explores the history of ancient Rome.

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This resource describes the history and significance of ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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This reading introduces students to the development of civilization. It lists some of the developments of early societies and identifies Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India.

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This reading introduces students to pyramids. Questions and answers follow the short reading.

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.