Mr. Dowling's class

Mr. Dowling's class

In our class, we will journey through time to explore the beginnings of civilizations. We learn history, geography, economics, diverse cultures and global issues that will include the following units and lessons:

Time and Space

Time and Space

Aristotle's Conclusion

Longitude and Latitude

Absolute and Relative Locations

Map Projections

Time - the Fourth Dimension

Numbering Years

The Six Essential Elements of Geography



Fertile Crescent

The Properties of a Civilization

Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs

From Nomads to Farmers

The Sumerians


Hammurabi's Code

The Assyrians

Ancient Egypt

The Gift of the NileAncient Egypt
The Egyptian Afterlife

The Pyramids

The Pharaohs



The Rosetta Stone

The Hebrews

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

The Cradle of Western Civilization

Greek Poli

Greek Mythology

The Iliad and the Odyssey


Athenian Democracy

Socrates and Greek Philosophy


Alexander the Great and Hellenism

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

A New Power Rises

Patricians and Plebeians

The Punic Wars

Julius Caesar

Caesar, Cleopatria, and Marc Antony

Caesar Augustus

The Empire After Augutus

Roman Technology

Latin and Other European Languages

The Birth of Christianity

India and the Himalayas

India and the Himalayas

Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

The Aryans and the Vedic Age

The Caste System


Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism

Ashoka and the Mauryan Empire

A History of Conquerors

Chinese History

Chinese History



The Legalists

Lao Tzu and Taoism

Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan

The Silk Road

Marco Polo

America Before Columbus

The First AmericansAmerica Before Columbus

A New World

The Olmecs


The Maya

The Aztecs

The Incas

Life in the Inca World

The Fall of the Incas.