Discover how ancient civilisations came to explore and settle all over the world, as well as the impact they had on the peoples they encountered. Time Compass's short animated histories narrate the rise and fall of empires in an engaging and accessible style for upper primary students keen to develop their understanding of global continuity and change. <br /> <br /> Learn how the Celts, united not by politics but a way of life, came to migrate across Europe. Meet the Vikings, whose mythology and inhospitable homelands inspired their exploration. See how the Maya organised their city states through religion, calendars and an understanding of their natural environment. Get to know how Christianity helped form the Byzantine Empire, while Constantinople linked East and West through trade. And discover how and why the Persians attempted to build a "universal" empire.
Ruled by emperors and largely unheard of empresses, Ancient Rome was an era of excess - spanning from the Mediterranean in 27 BC to the Middle East until 1453.
Before ABBA and IKEA, the people of Scandinavia were making their mark on Europe in a very different way. The Vikings were a seafaring people that created themselves a lasting legacy for daring sea exploration, tactical warfare and intelligent trade from the 8th through to the 11th centuries.
The Silk Road was an important ancient trade route connecting Europe with China, running through what is now the Middle East and East Africa. It saw the birth of the booming spice trade and lucrative silk trade from China to wealthy Europeans.
Explore the early civilisations of Egypt whilst learning about characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs with this curated collection to share with your class.
Learn about one of the most populous nation in the world by taking a leap in history and updates on modern day China with this curated collection.
From the Silk Road to the Great Wall, Ancient China is a rich and diverse tapestry of dynasties and empires. Learn more about the rich history of one of the world's largest superpowers.
The Egyptian Empire was once the pinnacle of civilisation. An explosion of wealth, power and creativity made it the envy of the ancient world. But what led to its downfall?
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Among them, the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.