World History and Political Systems

Chapter 4

Have you ever met people from another state or another country? Perhaps you had an interesting discussion with those people, comparing and contrasting where you live with where they live. You may have noticed that despite some differences, there were things you had in common. In a similar way, the study of the history and culture of other nations shows the scope of human activity. It can give you a clearer idea of how civilizations have formed and changed throughout time.

In this chapter, you will learn how urbanization changed the way people live. You will see how technological changes have enabled people around the world to work together. You will understand how population growth can lead to a scarcity of natural resources.

In this chapter you will study these topics: