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1 Pre-AP Global History and Geography Summer Assignment Directions: Define the following vocabulary terms for Pre-AP Global History. Each definition should explain: who, what, where, when and why important. Short phrases are generally not helpful to your score. For terms # 1-81 (General Concept, Geography, Political Systems and Economic Systems) you must include at least ONE example of the definition and this example MUST come from World History and CANNOT come from U.S. History. Example #1: Cultural Diffusion the exchange of ideas, technology and customs from one area to another. Cultural Diffusion occurs when people intact with one another through trade, migration and/or warfare. An example of cultural diffusion is the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange was the vast trading system that was a result of Columbus voyages where people, plants, animals, ideas, and diseases were passed from the Eastern Hemisphere (Old World) to the Western Hemisphere (New World) and vice versa. For terms # (Belief Systems), you must include the belief system s founder (if applicable), main beliefs and/or practices. Example #2: Islam A monotheistic religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in Mecca in 622 CE. This religion spread from the Arabian Peninsula to northern Africa, Asia Minor, southwest Asia (the Middle East), south Asia (Pakistan), southeast Asia, and areas in southeast Europe (Balkans). This religion s main beliefs include: the Five Pillars of Faith (Confession of Faith, Prayer 5 times a day, Alms Giving, Fasting during Ramadan and the Hajj to Mecca). All terms and definitions must be numbered, typed, using size 12 Times New Roman font. One recommended source is: or dictionary.com I am not looking for an internet search with cut and paste. Put these terms into your own sentences. This assignment is due on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 and must be turned into Mr. Trujillo s (pronounced true-he-yo) mailbox located in Eastridge High School s main office. It is worth a double test grade for the first quarter. There are major deductions for being late. Students who do not follow the above directions face a deduction of points If you have any questions regarding the assignment, please contact Mr. Trujillo via at Please note, I will be checking my frequently but not necessarily daily. However, I will respond to you as quickly as I can.

2 In addition, I will have office hours in Room 228 in the High School on Tuesday August 18th from 9 a.m. to noon to answer any questions. Do not wait for the last minute if you have questions. Thank you, and welcome to Eastridge High School! Mr. Trujillo General Concept Terms For terms # 1-81 (General Concept, Geography, Political Systems and Economic Systems) you must include at least ONE example of the definition and this example MUST come from World History and CANNOT come from U.S. History. See above for an example. 1. History 2. Prehistory 3. Culture 4. Cultural Diffusion 5. Ethnocentric - 6. Golden Age 7. Turning Point 8. Revolution - 9. BCE CE Hierarchy 12. Social Mobility Infrastructure 14. Civilizations 15. Diversity Westernization 17. Urbanization

3 18. Artifacts 19. Nuclear family 20. Extended family 21. Technology Values (cultural values) 23. Citizen 24. Interdependence 25. Codified law Patriarchal 27. Matriarchal 28. Domestication 29. Agrarian 30. Pastoralist (Pastoral Nomads) 31. Specialization of Labor 32. Irrigation Systems Little Ice Age 34. Syncretism - Geography 35. Geography Topography 37. Natural Barrier 38. Geographic Isolation Climate 40. River Valleys Peninsula 42. Regular Coastline 43. Irregular Coastline 44. Archipelago 45. Natural Resources 46. Monsoons

4 47. Topographical map 48. Political map 49. Demographic Map Steppe 51. Savanna 52. Grand Canal (in China) Political Systems 53. Centralized Government 54. Decentralized Government 55. Monarchy 56. Absolute Monarchy (Absolutism) 57. Divine Right Theory 58. Dynasty 59. Dynastic Cycle- 60. Mandate of Heaven Feudalism 62. Democracy 63. Republic Dictatorship 65. Totalitarian 66. Autocratic Fascism Theocracy Manoralism Scarcity Subsistence Farming Barter System Traditional Economy- Economic Systems

5 74. Capital (Economic Capital) Capitalism 76. Communism Command Economy Karl Marx Adam Smith Mercantilism 81. Imperialism Regions For terms 82 89, in each region list: o countries, o major rivers/physical features and o relative location. (ie West of., to the East of Bordered to the North by.. etc) 82. East Asia South Asia 84. Southeast Asia 85. Middle East (also known as Southwest Asia) 86. Meso America 87. Western Europe 88. Eastern Europe 89. North Africa Belief Systems/Religions see above for example For terms # (Belief Systems), you must include the belief system s: o founder (if applicable),

6 o main beliefs and/or o practices. 90. Polytheism Monotheism 92. Shamanism Animism 94. Shintoism Hinduism 96. Reincarnation Buddhism 98. Daoism/Taoism 99. Confucianism 100. Judaism 101. Diaspora Christianity 103. Roman Catholicism Protestant Christianity 105. Eastern Orthodoxy Islam 107. Umma Shiite Islam (Muslim) 109. Sunni Islam (Muslim) -

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