|World Cultures Review
10 Matching (1 point each)
20 Multiple-Choice (1 point each)
15 Short Answer (2 points each)
20 Map Questions (1 point each)
1 Essay (20 points)
*You will be allowed an index card (provided by the teacher) to use during the exam. You may use this index card however you think would help you the most. You may handwrite or type the information to put on your card but you may only use the allotted space (meaning, you can’t have “multiple layers” on your card – no tricky stuff!)
This is just an overview of topics that we have covered this semester. The best way to study is by looking back over previous review sheets and old tests.
*I have uploaded all PowerPoints, handouts, and other important information onto my website. Go to www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/eglankler and click on “6th Grade World Cutlures) on the left. You will see subpages displayed for each Unit – this is where I have uploaded any information that might help you study for the final. You’re welcome!
Mapping Word Bank
South China Sea
Contributions to world culture
Examples of artistic and scientific achievements
Effects of the Industrial Revolution
WWI & WWII
Achievements of the Sumerians
Achievements of the Babylonians
Major components of Hinduism and Buddhism
Civilizations of India
Achievements of the Indus Valley Civilization
Aryan contributions to Indian culture
Mogul contributions to Indian culture
British contributions to Indian culture
Modern South Asia
Major components of Confucianism and Taoism
East Asian History
Major contributions of the Shang, Qin, Han, and Ming Dynasties
Creation of the People’s Republic of China (modern China)
Government & Economics
Differences between communism and democracy
Economic relationships between U.S. and China
Political and Cultural Geography
Reasons for diversity within the region
Effects of the diversity within the region
Examples of different types of government within the region
Four types of industry (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary)
Australia & the Pacific
Importance of the Mekong River
Ring of Fire
Population patterns in Australia and New Zealand
Great Barrier Reef – importance and current threats
Tragedy of the Commons – lessons learned from Easter Island
Possible Essay Topics
I will choose one of these essays to be on the final exam. I would highly recommend that you think about your answer and/or create an outline for each essay in preparation for the final.
Be able to read maps and graphs and draw conclusions from them.
Be able to determine if countries are “developed” or “developing” based on data.
Throughout history, different cultures have always interacted with each other. Groups change, borrow, and blend cultures together anytime people from different groups meet. In this way, do you think that the world could be considered a “melting pot” of cultures or is the world separated into wholly distinct groups by clear cultural boundaries? Give specific examples to support your argument.
Historians are constantly looking to ancient civilizations to help us understand the present. Do you think that the ancient world can teach us lessons for the future? How can ancient civilizations help us better understand our modern world? Give specific examples to support your argument.