Bridging World History
Early Belief Systems (#105)
How did people begin to understand themselves in relation to the natural world and to the unseen realms beyond? In this unit, animism and shamanism in Shinto are contrasted with philosophical and ethical systems in early Greece and China, and the beginnings of Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Judaism. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Bridging World History, provides a comprehensive introduction that reflects multiple perspectives on the world's pasts. The series constructs a meaningful context that reveals a shared human past, and helps students and teachers develop a global framework that makes the past both relevant and accessible.
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