“Children of Israel”
Murex Snail and Purple Dye
Ch 1-2 Chart: River Valley Civilizations “GoPERSIA” Comparison
Arts & Intellectual
THEMES: For Each chapter find 10 specific examples of the themes. Your example must be specific. Then identify the specific theme for each example. Most importantly you explain or justify your reasoning how your example illustrates the theme.
Response of Native Peoples in new destination to immigrants
Compare and contrast likely social, religious, and economic characteristics of a hunter-gatherer society to residents of a Neolithic town like Catal Huyuk or Jericho
Compare and contrast trade in the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Indus civilizations. (How much trade was going on? How was it carried out, with whom? For what? How important was it in each society? How did trade affect the development of those civilizations?)
Compare and contrast how the ancient societies used religion to justify and retain power. Choose two civilizations: Nubia, China, Celts, or Olmec.
Compare and contrast the different philosophical systems of the Zhou Dynasty (China)
Discuss how ancient empires organized labor to accomplish their goals? Use examples from at least 3 civilizations. Evaluate the merits of the systems used.
What is the Assyrian Empire considered to the first in the world? What were its attributes and legacies?
Compare and contrast the imperial structure of two regions: Egypt, Assyria, Israel or Phoenicia/Carthage
How did the expansion of larger empires such as the Assyrians and Neo-Babylonians transform the Mediterranean region?
Discuss the new methods of transportation developed in the Classical age and evaluate its impact in the Mediterranean region.
PRIMARY DOC ANALYSIS: Answer the questions in the textbook AND the following:
“Violence and Order in The Babylonian New Year’s Festival pp.22-23
What is the significance of taking the scepter, circle, and sword from the king and then returning it to them later?
What was the role of the priest in the New Year’s Festival?
How powerful were the priests and why?
What does it mean when Marduk defeats Tiamat? Why is it significant that he uses her body to create sky and land?
“Human Nature and Good Government” pp 48-49
How do you think Confucius viewed the individual’s place in society? Does this attitude extend to all members of society? Does even the ruler have responsibility? Explain
What do you think about the statement: “The Superior Man seeks within himself. The inferior man seeks within others.”? Who is the Superior Man according to Confucius and what is his role in Confucian society?
“Protests Against the Ruling Class in Israel and Babylonia” pp89-89
What must it have been like to live in the Samaria of Amos’s time?
Do you think the poor would have supported him or the government and the Jewish Temple? Explain
DBQ “Evaluate how geography influenced the roles that religion and politics played in ancient societies in Afro-Eurasia” pp A-3-A-5