AP World History
11/28 – 12/2
Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500
The Earth and Its Peoples
o How did environmental differences shape cultural differences in Tropical Africa and
o How did cultural and ecological differences promote trade in specialized goods from one
place to another?
o How did trade and other contacts promote state growth and the spread of Islam?
Read and Outline “Tropical Lands and Peoples” and “New Islamic Empires” Pages 325-
338 before you come to class.
Read and Outline “Indian Ocean Trade” Pages 338-343 before you come to class.
Chapter Vocabulary Quiz
Read and Outline “Social and Cultural Change” Pages 343 – 3347 before you come to
Chapter Outlines Due
Essay Focus - DBQ
Define the following terms. Be sure to identify the who, what, where, when, and why if possible.
o Ibn Battuta
o Delhi Sultanate
o Mansa Kankan Musa
o Swahili Coast
o Great Zimbabwe