Moving Toward Monotheism
AP World History Notes
Eurasian Cultural Traditions
Zoroastrianism = emerged in the
Persian Empire around the 6th or
7th century BCE
Followed the teachings of prophet
Said there was a strug
The histories of classical era Africa & the Americas
largely resembled those of Classical Era Eurasia
Classical Era Variations
Classical Era Africa & Americas Compared
Maya & Classic
Indian Culture and
I will be able to explain the enormous influence on world
history of the religious and cultural traditions developed
in the classical world
Who Said It? Worksheet
Elite culture embraced the divine
The Fall of the
I will be able to describe the causes of the decline of the
classical empires and the common features found in all of
Decline and Fall of Empires
Nine major factors led to the decline of the classical empires
Describe the Greek Government.
How did this compare with the Persian
The Roman Empire
Define the characteristics of imperial systems in the classical era and
analyze why empires developed in some regions but not in others.
I. Intermittent Empire:
The Case of India
The Aryan Controversy
Political fragmentation and cultural diversity,
but a distinctive religious tradition
Mauryan Empire (326-184 B.C.E.)
Ashoka (r. 268-232 B.C.E.)
Gupta Empire (320-550 C.
East Asia Religions
Activities of various gods and spirits explained
what happened in the world.
Similar to human beings more powerful
Ritual and sacrifice to persuade them
Wanted to find the singl
I find it astonishing that here wise men speak
on public affairs, while fools decide them.
Foreign King in Athens
1. What is the meaning of this quote?
2. Is this relevant to the United States?
WHAP MR. GRAMMER
500 b.c.e 500 c.e.
to your reading yesterday, Who
would have said the following quote:
snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom
of night stays these couriers from the swift
completion of their appointed rounds.
was this important?
Period 2 Classi
What are the 7 Characteristics of an
Based on these characteristics, can you
justify the statement McDonalds is a
modern day Empire.
Bell Ringer from yesterday
According to your reading yesterday, Who would have said the
SOCIETY AND INEQUALITY IN CLASSICAL ERA
I WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY UNIQUE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS DEVELOPED IN THE CLASSICAL
SOCIETY IN CHINA
Actions of the state shaped society.
State officials were all male
How did the Romans make Greek gods
What 3 things were Roman Roads used
I will be able to explain the
significance that classical empires
have for us today, such as,
representative government, military