Unit 1 examines the African origins of modern humans (homo sapiens) 200,000 years ago, to the fall of the Ancient Egyptian empire to the Greeks in 323 BCE. It traces the African origins of civilization in Ethiopia and beyond to the rise and fall of the Nile Valley civilizations of ancient Nubia and Egypt (Kemet). Students will analyze the African origins of ancient Egypt/Kemet – and the attempts to deny it – as well as Egypt’s relationship to Nubia, and the gifts these African civilizations gave to humanity. With nearly a dozen free e-books, slideshows, images, documentaries, maps, timelines, and more, students will gain new insight on the invaluable contributions early African civilizations gave to humanity.
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