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Laportes Review Guide Unit 1

Laportes Review Guide Unit 1 - AP World History Study Guide...

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AP World History Study Guide and Graphic Organizers – Unit 1: Foundations, ~8000 BCE – 600 CE 1. Themes in AP World History Why you should know this : Knowledge of these themes assists you especially when developing a thesis for an essay. Moreover, because these themes are overarching, they will most likely be the basis of the essay questions. You should always keep these themes in mind when analyzing civilizations and societies, both when you are comparing two different societies and when you are tracing change over time within a society or region. Note the interaction/relationship between many themes. Example : Analyze the impact of the Enlightenment The Enlightenment is an example of a intellectual development that contributed to interactions between societies (as philosophes contacted each other across countries and continents) and had a profound impact on gender and social structures as well as political organization. Encounters and interactions between societies Changes and continuities across time periods Cultural and intellectual developments Gender and social structures Technological developments Political organization Population shifts Overarching Themes in AP World History Changes in the environment
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2. Regions of the World To make comparisons and analysis of world events easier, the world is divided into geographical regions. Region Modern countries in the region Historical examples of countries in the region East Asia China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea Chinese dynasties, Japanese shogunates Southeast Asia Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei French Indochina, British colonies, Siam, Angkor Kingdom, Dutch East Indies South Asia India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka British India Southwest Asia and North Africa Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghnstan, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Cyprus Muslim caliphates, Ancient civilizations (Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Kush, etc.), Hebrew Kingdoms, Ottoman Empire, Persia Central Asia Russia, Mongolia, the “-stans”, Georgia Nomad territories, Duchies of Kiev, Moscovy, Mongol Khanates Sub-Saharan Africa Countries below the Sahara: Nigeria, Somalia, Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, etc. Swahili city-states, European colonies, Axum, Transvaal Eastern Europe Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, etc. Partitions of Poland, Austria-Hungary, Soviet satellite countires (Eastern Bloc), Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Ottman Empire, Greek city-states Western Europe United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium Roman Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Gaul, Aragon, Castile, Papal States, Prussia, Anschluss, European Union North America Canada, United States, Mexico European colonies Latin America Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Venezuela Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, Native tribal
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