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1 AP World History Summer Assignment The AP World History course is broken into 6 historical periods. For the purpose of this summer assignment, you will get an introduction to the first three periods. For each period you will label some important places on a blank world map and also define/explain different terms that are specific to that time period. This assignment will be due on the first day of school next year and will be followed by a quiz at the end of the first week. Period BCE-600BCE Label where each of the following was located on a blank world map: Mesopotamia Egypt Mohenjo-Daro Shang Olmec Chavin Make notecards that explain the significance of the new technologies listed below. Agricultural Revolution Defensive walls Pastoralism Streets and Roads Iron Weapons Cuneiform Chariots Alphabets Temples Make notecards that detail each of the following religions (each card should have the world region, founder, date, and core beliefs) Vedic Religion Hebrew Monotheism Zoroastrianism

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3 Video Assignment Crash Course World History, found on YouTube ( REMEMBER: all rules of writing apply grammar, punctuation, spelling, full sentences. You also need to FULLY answer the question you are asked; and answers are expected to be honors level. What does honors level mean? It means you don t just give an answer of a few words that covers the surface details you go deeper. You go beyond the obvious and you give evidentiary support. Evidentiary support means you give details from the video to support your answer/argument VIEW ALL THREE OF THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS: CCWH Indus River 1. What characteristics make a civilization? 2. What evidence was discussed that supports the idea that, human life is all about collaboration? (remember give an honors worthy answer) CCWH Ancient Egypt 1. Why was the Nile so important how did it shape the world view of Egyptians? (start with the obvious, but then - go beyond the obvious ) 2. How were the three kingdoms different from each other? CCWH 2000 Yrs Chinese History

4 1. How did the Mandate of Heaven affect Chinese History (or the perception of it)? 2. How did Confucius and/or Confucianism affect China at the time but also through to today? CHOOSE two OF THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS TO VIEW THAT INTERESTS YOU MOST: CCWH Mesopotamia 1. Why was writing so important? What kind of impact did writing have on Mesopotamia and the world past this time? 2. What s the biggest problem with Empires??? Why is this an issue/problem? CCWH Persians and Greeks 1. How did the Greeks affect YOUR life today???? (Evidentiary support people!!!!!!! You MUST back this answer up!) 2. What were the Persian wars about REALLY.? And how did these wars help to create Greece? CCWH Alexander the Great 1. What does it mean to be Great?...use evidentiary support from the video to support your argument. And as always start with the obvious, but then think beyond the basic/obvious 2. How did Alexander the Great affect the world then and does/did that effect last through to modern times?

5 Period 2 600BCE-600CE Label when each empire started and ended, and where they were located on a blank world map: Persian Empire Hellenistic Empire Qin Rome (Roman Republic and Roman Empire, know the Han difference) Maurya Teotihuacan Gupta Maya Phoenicians Moche Greek city-states Make notecards that detail each of the following religions (each card should have the world region, founder, date, and core beliefs) Buddhism Daoism Confucianism Christianity Hinduism Make notecards that explain the Significance of the following terms within the context listed. (make sure your answers are related to the time period, 600BCE- 600 CE) Trade Social Structures o Yokes o Patriarchy o Horses o Caste System o Oxen Government o Camels o Diplomacy o Silk Road o Fortifications o Trans Saharan Caravan Routes o Developing Supply lines o Indian Ocean Sea Routes o Ancestor Veneration in east Asia and Africa

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7 Period 3 600CE-1450CE Label where each of the following was located on a blank world map: o Novgorod o Baghdad o Timbuktu o Melaka o Swahili city-states o Venice o Hangzhou o Tenochtitlan o Calicut o Cahokia Briefly explain each of the following empires: Make sure to identify where they were and the role they played in world trade. o Tang China o Song China o Byzantine Empire o The Caliphates o Mongols How did trading networks change throughout this period?

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9 AP World General Information Label each of these Regions and Countries on the AP World History Regions Map North Africa: Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Benin East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mozambique Equatorial Africa: Congo, Rwanda, Sudan Southern Africa: Angola, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe Middle East: Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq East Asia: China, Japan, Korea South Asia: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan Southeast Asia: Thailand, Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines Latin America: Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Cuba Oceania: Australia Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia North America: U.S., Mexico, Canada South America: Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina AP World History Regions Map

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