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Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 4/7 & 4/14

Unit 6 (last one)

Study Guide is here:  AP World — Unit 6 Study Guide

key terms for the unit : AP World UNIT 6 KEY TERMS

PowerPoint on New Themes for the Contemporary Period:  AP World – Unit 6–New Themes

Some short readings and questions (due  April 14).   Woodrow Wilson–Fourteen Points  &

John Maynard Keynes–end of laissez faire

Some more to do… (due April 18, the last one here does not have any questions):  Soviet Union–women and marriage Towards a Green Europe Benito Mussolini on Fascisim 20th Century–age of progress???

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 3/3 & 3/10 & 3/17

Starting Unit 5.

Here is the Study Guide:  AP World Unit 5 Study Guide

Here is a list of Key Terms:  AP World Unit 5 KEY TERMS

Read these and answer questions:  Due Friday, March 7:  David Ricardo  and Malthus — Laws of Population Growth  and John Stuart Mill – on liberty

Great stuff on the Industrialization issues:  capitalism and idustrial rev

These answers are due  Monday, March 17

Here are three more readings, a few questions with each.  DUE  March 21

The White Man’s Burden

Lin letter to Queen Victoria

Herbet Spencer — social darwinism

Have a nice semi-break

Period 4 Assignments: Week of 1/27

We start on Unit 4: The Early Modern Period, spanning the years 1450 to 1750.

The main themes of the early modern period:
A. The rise of Europe was accompanied by the establishment of
significant political units in other parts of the world that would long
overshadow Western politics.
B. The biological exchange that resulted from the inclusion of the
Americas in the world network prompted various reactions.
1. Many societies had to make decisions about how to handle new
contacts with the West, including whether they would make use of
new foods.
2. They also had to make decisions about the impact of new imperial
structures, land-based as well as sea-based.
C. The central theme in this period was the intensification of economic
relationships, which now also included the Americas and, at the end of
the period, parts of the Pacific.
D. One interpretation of this period argues that the West managed to
position itself as a transmitter of American goods, and this transmission
served as the engine of the world economy with much more diverse
benefits and implications than we usually think of when we look at the
rise of the West alone.

Here is a study guide containing Key Concepts and Focus Questions.  AP World Unit 4 Study Guide

(A list of key terms: Key Terms for Unit 4 )  This unit covers chapters 16 through 22 of your textbook.  START READING NOW.

Work:  Here are three readings which will be due on Friday, January 31.  Answer all the underlined questions in the readings.

Conquest of New Spain

Slave Trade

Gender and family

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 12/23 and 12/30

Over the break, keep reading the textbook….. lot of pages.  Use the outlines as a guide.  Read the Study Guide.

Here are some readings for over the break.   First Crusade Reading      Pope Gregory on Papal Authority

There are some questions associated with each.

Also:  Ibn Rushd (Averroës)–proof of God         Thomas Acquinas — Faith and Reason

After reading these two articles, answer this question:  How do the arguments asserted by Ibn Rushd differ from those presented by Acquinas?  Explain.


The answers to all of the above are due Friday, January 3.

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 11/25 and 12/2

11/25–Final part of Unit 2 Assessment

Welcome to Unit 3

Here is the Study Guide: APWH- Unit 3- Study Guide

11/27 (1/2 day)…. stuff

12/2&12/3 — film on Islam

HW:  Here is an article on the Qur’an.  I want you to read and write a one page reaction on the implications for the religion:  What is the Koran

12/5—We continue with our discussion of Islam and the spread of the Islamic Empires

Here is a packet on impacts on the environment and science.  The readings explore differences between “the West” and the East and south of Eurasia.  There are questions identified by underlining and red arrows.  This is due December  9.  Ecology technology and science readings

This is a reading, with questions at the end, comparing perspectives on trade in different cultures.  Good stuff for AP test preparation (the College Board loves this kind of thing)   Due December 12:  merchants and trade — comparison reading  Consider this map   as well with the reading.

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of October 21 and 28

Completed Axial Age work.  Begin work on Classical Period Empires.  Here is the Unit 2 study guide:  AP World Unit 2 Study Guide

10/22 — Yes, test debrief

10/23 — in class work on empire presentations.  The presentations are due on 11/1– in class or before.  We will begin presentations then

10/24–  what is so important about Classical Period?  Overview.  What is an empire?  Conrad-Demarest Model of Empire

10/28 — Looking at the Study Guide…… Why does it help me?    AND  work on Empire presentations

HW:  Comparing Han and Rome  (questions in here, due 11/1)

10/29 — Intro to AP World DBQ

10/30 — continued DBQ work:  We will do on in class, together.

11/1– Empire Presentations

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 10/7 and 10/14

AP World Unit 2 Study Guide   Many of the Identifications have hyperlinks to additional information

»Here is a chart for you to fill out with information on the World Religions we are discussing.  This will be very handy for a comparative review.  World Religions Chart

»10/4– Axial Age        Axial Age PowerPoint part 1–posting

HW:  Fight in a righteous war— selections from the Bhagavad Gita  and Transmigration of soul from upanishads

»10/7 —  Axial Age

HW:  Chinese Thought:  Confucianism , Doaism, Legalism : Chinese Thought  (due 10/11)

»10/9 — Unit 1 Test debrief

HW:  Excerpts Luke and Matthew  

»10/10 — Axial Age discussion, cont’d

HW: Plato — Philosopher-King   and Pericles Funeral Oration

»10/11 — Axial Age

HW: Aurelis Meditations  


HW:  Women in the Classical World:   Women in Classical Societies  (due 10/21) No questions to hand in, but be prepared to consider the questions raised within the reading

Period 4 Assignments: Week of 9/23

9/19– introduction to P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis civilization/empire analysis   Here is  a blank PERSIAN chart:  PERSIAN_Chart_blank

First Civilizations– What is civilization?     Mesopotamia, Nile, Indus , Yellow  River Civilizations

HW:  Complete P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis for 2 of the river valley First Civilizations

9/23-25 –For the week, we will finish the First Civilization PowerPoint.  What you should do is work on PERSIAN charts for all the first civilizations.    At the same time, work on the Ancient Civilization Comparison Chart which is here:   ancient civ comparison chart

HW: Mandate of Heaven reading, answer the four questions at the end.   Due 9/25:  World Unit 1 –mandate of Heaven

9/27 –Ancient Civ comparison/ Test Review for test on October 1

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 9/9 & 9/16

Unit One Study Guide: World Unit 1 Study Guide        READ IT.    There is useful information in the Study Guide body and then there are identifications at the end.

9/9 —  Course Introduction

HW:  History and What Really Happened    This piece by Professor Damen is a nice overview of some of the thinking skills we will be developing in reading “history.”  Read this an be prepared to discuss.

9/11 — What is history?  AP World habits of mind and what the College Board is getting at.

HW:   Creation of the World — Assignment .  2013-14 Period 4 List   Everyone is to view the TED talk by David Christian  on Big History;  The other readings for the assignment are: HERE

9/12 —  Map the World!!!!!

9/13:  Creation stories.

HW:  Read Packet on development of urban societies:   Packet– Urban Revolution and civilization    in the packet there are a series of “Study Questions.”   Answer them all.  In the answers, make sure to identify the section’s questions you are answering.  The answers are due 9/17.

9/17– Homo Sapiens worldwide….. Americas the last.  Ascent of Man film; Neolithic Revolution issues— restructuring of societies

HW: Read :  Diamond –Worst Mistake  and  Boulding — Women and the Ag Revolution  .   Write short (1 to 1&1/2 pages) reaction that provides your sense of whether the move to sedentary agriculture proved to be an overall human good? Due 9/18

9/18:  Finish Ascent of Man episode.  Human Art as an expression of culture and development.