There’s no need for all that. The whole of history can be simply condensed:
In the past, technology wasn’t so good; people had lots of babies; people died younger. And in the end we got to where we are today.
History wasn’t a very good school subject for me. All I can remember (from secondary school anyway) is learning about the 1960s. I couldn’t even tell you if we learned about anything but the 1960s. I’d have thought so, but obviously I don’t care.