Beginning story - Sundiata
founded Mali empire in west Africa
later became the wealthiest land in sub-Saharan Africa
had a defective left leg and essentially this saved his life because when his
father's enemies invaded his kingdom and killed all of h
After Mali, the Songhay nation took over the western grasslands of Africa and dominated
The Songhay rulers were Islam. They benefited from this in that it
Pre-Islam Africa was a simple and mostly uniform society until just before the
establishment of kingdoms. The Bantu peoples lived in small communities known most
commonly as kin-based societies, but by scholars as s tateless societies
and s egmentary
Interregional trade in sub-Saharan Africa from 1500 to 1750 changed drastically
with the introduction of new food crops from the Americas, but that did not stop them
from continuing on with the African slave trade.
Just before the 16th century C.E., A
SPICE (Social)- South Asia (India & Pakistan)
During the 20th century, both India and Pakistan began to socially evolve into the
countries that they are today, though it was through many destructive conflicts.
One of the most important social
The Chinese Dynasties Song
This dynasties song, sung to the tune of
"Frre Jacques," can help students remember the
major Chinese dynasties in chronological order.
Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han
Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han
(Qin is pronounced chin)
Sui, Tang, Song
Name _ Date _ Period _
AP World History Semester 1 Review Guide
1. Describe the social structures of Han China and Classical India.
2. How were women treated/what rights to women have in the Islamic Faith?
3. The earliest writing system was developed in _
Comparative Essay Mid-Term Exam
Choose ONE of the following to complete a 5
paragraph essay on the Mid-Term. You may bring
ONE 3 x 5 index card with written notes to the exam.
Compare and contrast slave systems in TWO of the following regions
AP World History
2009 Free-Response Questions
The College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and
opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than
Review Unit 2
Features of a civilization
Post Classical Era
Major difference between Buddhism and Hinduism
Was there social mobility in the Indian caste system?
7. Similar reason that the three classica
Revolutions in Latin America
Simon Bolivar led revolutions
Why is time spent in Europe and U.S. important?
3. What was Bolivars failure?_
Results/Effects of Revolutions
Jared Diamond, "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race," Discover Magazine,
May 1987, pp. 64-66.
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
By Jared Diamond
University of California at Los Angeles Medical School
To science we owe drama
Traditional Farming Methods
List all machines_
5. What triggered the Industrial Revolution?
A New Agricultural Revolution
7. The biggest source of energy f
Han Dynasty (from http:/china.mrdonn.org/han.html)
200 BCE to 200 CE
Han Introduction: This was not the Golden Age of China, but life was very good for many of the people
because of the demand for Chinese silk. The creation of the "silk road" - the trade
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The Russian Empire
A. Determining Main Ideas As you read about the Byzantine culture that
developed in Russia, take notes to answer the questions in the boxes.
The Byzantine Empire Chapter 11 - 1
After the split, the _ Empire, known as _, flourishes for _ years.
A New _in a New Setting
1. The Eastern Roman Empire
Roman Empire officially divides into East and West in _
Eastern Empire _; becomes known as _
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A. Summarizing As you read about Muslim culture, write notes to help you
summarize Muslim achievements in each area.
2. Medicine, math, and science
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A. Summarizing In the years following the death of Muhammad, the Muslims created a huge empire. Take notes to answer the questions about how Muhammads
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The Rise of Islam
A. Analyzing Causes and Recognizing Effects As you read about Muhammads
life and the rise of Islam, ll out the charts below to help you understand
APWH - Unit 4 Assignments 1450-1750 Early
Modern Period/Beginning of the Global Age
Explorers & New Connections, New
Patterns of Trade
Power Consolidation & I
APWH - Unit I Assignments
Prologue to World History
Peopling of the World
The Neolithic Revolution
River Valley Civilizations
2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4
Other Readings & Assignments:
KEY DATES IN WORLD HISTORY
Foundations (8000 B.C.E. - 600 CE)
8000 B.C.E. - Beginnings of agriculture
3000 B.C.E. - Beginnings of Bronze Age - early
1300 B.C.E. - Iron Age
6th century B.C.E. - life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu