Unit 1 History 201 Notes
How and why did humans become the dominant species on this planet?
1. Changes in human body: bipedalism
2. Tool use
3. Bigger brains = Language
Together, these changes helped create complex human societies that could travel
4/18/16 War! (And some more Technology)
Technology and Change
Esp. in Song China (960-1279)
Why innovation in China?
o Population density!
o Centralized authority
o Rapid urbanization (cities are hungry)
Unit 2 History 201 Notes
Unit II: Empire and Ancient and Medieval Religion, c. 400 BCE 1000 CE
Response paper: How does your text define democracy? Was Greece the first democracy?
What do you think?
Is democracy a Greek invention?