Foundations-600 ce major Developments
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Major Comparisons Snapshots
Locating world history
in the environment and time
Interaction of geography and climate with the development of human society.
The environment as historical actor
Demography; Major population changes resulting from human and environmental factors.
Periodization in early human history
Nature and causes of changes associated with the time span.
Continuities and breaks within the time span.
What are the issues involved in using “civilization” as an organizing principle in world history?
What is the most common source of change: connection or diffusion versus independent invention?
What was the effect of the Neolithic Revolution on gender relations?
Developing agriculture and technology
and foraging societies
, and their demographic characteristics (include Africa, Americas, Asia, & Europe)
Emergence of agriculture and technological change
of village settlements
Impact of agriculture on the environment
Introduction of key stages of metal use
Basic features of early civilizations in different environments: culture, state, and social structure.
Mesoamerica and Andean South America
(Students should be able to compare two of the early civilizations)
developments in China
, India, and the Mediterranean
Social and gender structures
Major trading patterns within and
among Classical civilizations
; contacts with adjacent regions.
Arts, sciences, and technology
Basic features of major world belief systems prior to 600 CE and where each belief system applied by 600 CE
Late Classical Period (200-600 CE)
Collapse of empires (Han China, loss of western
portion of the Roman Empire
Movements of peoples (Huns, Germans)
Interregional networks by 600 CE
Major Comparisons & Snapshots
Comparisons of the major religious and philosophical systems including some underlying similarities in cementing a social hierarchy.
Compare the role of women in different belief systems—Buddhism, Christianity,
, and Hinduism
Understand how and why the collapse of empire was more severe in ewestern Europe than it was I the eastern Mediterranean or in China
Compare the caste system to other systems of social inequality devised by early
and classical civilizations
, including slavery
Compare societies and cultures that include cities with pastoral and nomadic societies
Compare the development of tradition and institutions in major civilizations (Indian, Chinese, Greek/Roman)
Describe interregional trading systems (Silk Road)
Domain -> Thesis Statement
Domain -> Overall main idea
1535 -> American Revolution
1535 -> Ap world history course description
1535 -> First semester a. P. World history exam
1535 -> Sasanid Empire and Rise of Islam, 200-1200
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