World History: Semester 1 Final Review Objectives Key Traits & Themes



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World History: Semester 1 Final Review

Objectives


Key Traits & Themes:

  • Identify and explain the Key Traits of a civilization

  • Identify and explain the Themes of Geography


Religions:

  • Describe the life of religious figures

  • Examine the tenets of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

    • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences of these religions



China:

  • Recognize geographic features that positively and negatively affect China

  • Explain the stages of the dynastic cycle and the role of the Mandate of Heaven


Greece:

  • Recognize and recall the geography of Greece and explain its effect on early Greek settlement

    • Impact of Mountains and the Sea

  • Compare and contrast the democracy of Athens and military state of Sparta

  • Examine the military strategies of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars

  • Describe Athens’ achievements during the Golden Age of Greece

  • Describe and evaluate the achievements of Alexander the Great

    • Alexander’s conquests & his legacy


Rome:

  • Explain the role of geographic location in Rome’s early growth

  • Identify the Twelve Tables and the important principles of Roman Law

    • Hypothesize the outcome to the conflict between the Plebeians and Patricians

  • Compare the political institutions of the Roman Republic

  • Assess the impact of the Punic War in the Republic

  • Describe the transition from the Republic to Empire

  • Julius Caesar, 1st Triumvirate, 2nd Triumvirate, Augustus, Pax Romana

  • Conclude why the Roman government changed from a republic to an empire

  • Immediate cause: Revolts of the German Tribes


Byzantine:

  • Describe the geographic advantages of Constantinople’s location

  • Describe the role of Justinian in the rise of the Byzantine Empire

  • Compare the decline of Roman Empire to the decline of the Byzantium Empire

  • Examine the reasons for the split of the Catholic Church within the Byzantine Empire.


Early Middle Ages:

  • Appraise how western civilization declined after the collapse of the Roman Empire

  • Discuss feudalism and manor life

  • Explain the influence of the Christian Church in shaping western European civilization

    • Hierarchy of the church, role of church as educator, characteristics of Gothic architecture

Final Exam Study Guide – Semester One

People

Terms/Events

Introduction Unit: Skills




Geo themes:

Location


Place

Interaction

Movement

Regions


Key Traits:

Specialized workers

Advanced technology

Complex institutions

Writing

Advanced cities



Timelines


World Religions

Yahweh

Jesus


Muhammad

Buddha


Allah

Monotheism

Polytheism

Jerusalem

Bible


Torah

Koran


5 Pillars of Islam

Nirvana


Karma

Moksha



China

Taoism

Confucianism



Middle Kingdom

Mandate of Heaven

Silk Road

Great Wall

Family Structure – power

Chinese language




Greece

Pericles

Homer


Socrates

Alexander the Great

Athens

Sparta



Arête

Agora


City-state/polis

Democracy

Persian Wars – Battles

Delian League

Golden Age – cause of decline

Peloponnesian War

Hellenism - characteristics


Rome

Patricians

Plebeians

Hannibal

Julius Caesar

Octavian - reforms


Twelve Tables

Republic


Pax Romana

Forum


Punic Wars

Spread of Christianity




Byzantine Empire

Justinian


Icons

Excommunicate

Location of Constantinople

Roman Catholic/Orthodox

Preserved Greek & Roman Culture


Early Middle Ages

Charlemagne

King Henry

Pope Gregory

Vikings



Ordeals

Lord


Vassal

Fief


Lay Investiture

Manor


Feudalism

Missionaries





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