APW 2010 Period I / Unit 1: Foundations 8000 BCE – 600/300 BCE Chapters 1-3: Early Civilizations – Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Americas Day/ Key Topics & Journal topic Essential Questions homework date 1 Historiography; Historical evidence; What is History? Syllabus letter/ Mon sources; point of view; vocabulary Rewrite essay according to 8/23 Habits of Mind/ themes rubric if necessary Diamond – due Wed. 2 History & Geography; demography, maps, Where is History? 4-14 Tue cultural adaptation; Discuss Diamond article When is History? 8/24 Periodization; sources of change 5 Migration, Ice age 3 Neolithic “Revolution” How did agriculture change societies? 4 Articles on civilization - Wed Village life; agric & environment 5 questions – due Tuesday 8/25 4 “civilization”; characteristics; metal use; What is civilization? 14-23 Thu evaluation of concept of “civilization”; What questions concerning the nature of civilization does this political Mesopotamia: Sprite 8/26 Working with primary sources cartoon pose? Explain SPRITE Intellectual Analyze Hammurabi’s code 5 Essay writing discussion Rewrite essay if necessary Fri CB Compare and contrast rubric- 3 civilization articles; 5 8/27 questions 6 Mesopotamian society Why do societies/civilizations differ? 3 civilization articles; 5 Mon role of cities questions 8/30 Water and agriculture Why was ancient Mesopotamia (from the time of Sumer) considered a Scarce resources civilization? 7 Inner/Outer circle: civilization <inner/outer discussion> What is civilization? 23-34 Egypt & India : Tue sprite 8/31 8 Geography and culture & technology How did geography and environment impact the developments of 37-48 China Wed Egypt, India & Mesopotamia compared early River Valley societies? 9/1 Negative confession 9 Government: Chinese Mandate of How do rulers justify and use their power? 60-74 Late Bronze Age & Thu Heaven and other concepts of Kingship Iron Age 9/2 Dynastic cycle chart ch 3 Egypt, Mesopotamia, India & China compared 10 Religion and society; Monotheism and Why do societies have different belief systems? How do various 74-86 Israelites & Fri polytheism religious beliefs reflect and shape their societies? How is social Phoenicians 9/3 Social class; role of women stratification justified? Egypt (+ new kingdom), Mesopotamia, India & China Mon Labor Day Holiday 9/6 11 Cultural Interaction and Diffusion How did interaction among Mediterranean societies impact those 48-57 Early Americas Tue Mycenaeans, Assyrians, Israelites, societies? 9/7 Phoenicians Why were some societies conquered while others survived? migration Trade & war Assessing causes of war 12 Nubia How did the resources and culture in the early Americas compare with Review /study Wed Early Americas those of the Mediterranean and Asia? 9/8 Olmec Chavin 13 Review Game Review/study Thu 9/9 15 89-110 due Monday Fri Unit I test Media Center Tues /Wed 9/10 Belief systems research?
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