Objective:  In this first course of our Ancient History bundle, students will learn about the Cradles of Civilization. Why did people choose to settle in these places? What did they discover that allowed them to thrive in these locations? 

Learn these facts and more in this fun, first course on Ancient history!

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Ancient History - Lesson 1 - Cradles of Civilization

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Ancient History - Lesson 1 - Cradles of Civilization - STUDY GUIDE
    • Ancient History - Lesson 1 - Cradles of Civilization - VIDEO
    • Ancient History - Lesson 1 - Cradles of Civilization - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Marshall Connolly

Director of Education

Marshall Connolly