The Journey of Civilization
The Journey of Civilization, designed for students taking a college western civilization or world history course, is a dynamic multimedia experience that takes students on interactive “journeys” to bring history to life. Each journey includes activities that go beyond the limitations of the classroom, allowing students to hear, see, and feel what a time and place in history might have been like. The CD presents 18 fully interactive journeys from 3500 B.C.E. to the present. The activities focus on historical analysis which helps students to shape their critical thinking skills while bringing history to life.
A flexible navigation system allows you to search for journey topics using any of four methods of navigation: Time, Place, Theme, or Index. Pick the method that works best for you. All journeys and methods of navigation are accessible from the home screen.
Journey of Civilization
In this journey, “The Family – Cornerstone of Traditional China,” students are given the opportunity to interview the family members of a traditional 18th century Chinese extended family. After interviewing each member, students perform an activity in which they arrange the family members on a grid representing the hierarchy of the family.
In “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” students are presented with the geographical landscape for Rome as well as many of its key structures and then asked to “build” the city by placing the structures in their proper locations. As they attempt to reconstruct the city, students learn how the elements of engineering, state bureaucracy, religion, and politics came together to make the model for the Western capital city.