AP World History Summer Assignment
- All following items must be completed.
- This assignment will be assessed on the Thurday day of school
- This assignment must be typed. We are still waiting to see if the turnitin.com will be an option this year so please save in multiple places.
- Do not plagiarize. This includes copying info from other students or the internet. If you plagiarize, you have then earned a ZERO on this assignment.
Part I: AP WORLD HISTORY TIME PERIOD 1 VOCAB (These points will be added to your first “THEME BOOK.” You’ll learn more about that on day 1!
- Time Period I Vocab
- Use paraphrasing to define the words below. The best way to do this is by reading about the terms and then placing what you are reading aside and type what you can remember. This helps you to avoid plagiarism and getting the key content into the definition.
Information should be in a chart similar to what you see below. ALL ITEMS MUST BE NUMBERED.
|TERMS:||Operational Definition (one you understand)|
|Ex: 1. Flora Diffusion||Ex: The spread of plants around the world. This led to new plants growing in other areas like sugar cane and bananas.|
(Failure to format in this manner will result in the loss of 15 points)
Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E
Key Concept 1.1. Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth
- Paleolithic Period
- Hunter-forager society
- Paleolithic Era
Key Concept 1.2. The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies
- Settled agriculture
- Intensive cultivation
- Domesticated animals
- Village life vs Urban life
- Forced labor system
- Neolithic Revolution
- Complex economic system
- Complex social system
- Mesopotamia (Tigris and Euphrates River Valley)
- Nile River Valley (Egypt)
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Indus River Valley (Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa)
- Huang He/Yellow River Valley (Shang)
- Papua New Guinea
- Mesoamerica (Olmecs)
- Andes (Chavin)
- Grasslands of Afro-Eurasia
- Core Regions
- Environmental diversity
- Surplus of food
- Specialization of labor
- Woven textiles
- Wheels and wheeled vehicles
- Hierarchical social structure
Key Concept 1.3. The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies
- Agricultural surplus
- Complex institutions
- Religious hierarchies
- Long-distance trading
- Technologies of war and urban defense
- Divine support (divine right/authority)
- Monumental Architecture
- Urban Planning
- Record Keeping
- Code of Hammurabi
- Vedic religion
- Hebrew Monotheism
Part II: Analyzing HISTORY from a global perspective (assessed via ESSAY or Class Discussion – further details to be given on day 1)
Read the following and prepare notes on the prompts. You may format your answers as an essay. However, your assessment may be a part of a class discussion.
In regards to the questions regarding the “legitimacy” of the book The History of the World in Six Glasses. You are to construct an argument for why you feel the book is a valid way of examining world history. Additionally, if there is a question that asks what is today’s “commodity” from the book, it is not a modern reference. You are to look at what commodity caries the same value. Email me with any questions ([email protected])
This assignment must be brought with you to class on the second day of classes.
- A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (ISBN 0802715524)
- Because it is divided into 6 main topics, it is easier to read. It takes the approach that there were beverages that shaped the history of the world.
The History of the World In Six Glasses
· Describe the basic premise of the book.
· Which of the described beverages has had the least profound impact upon world history?
Use specific examples from the book:
· Which of the described beverages has had the most profound impact upon world history?
Use specific examples from the book:
· If you had to pick a new beverage or consumable item that is impacting the world today, what would it be? Why
· What do you think of the book overall? Did you like it? Why or why not?
Your answers may be typed and in bullet form. These answers will be utilized in a discussion or to serve as the structure for an essay.
Part IV (general info): Do not plagiarize. This includes copying info from other students or the internet. If you plagiarize, you have then earned a ZERO and you may have eliminated your chance of earning an “A” in this class..