Hackbarth 2015-2016
WSI HONORS
READING SCHEDULE
The Earth and Its Peoples 3rd Ed.
Due Date
Assignment
Pages
Objectives
September 8
Ch. 1. 1
2-14
September 14
Ch. 1.2
14-23
Define civilization with its seven characteristics; provide examples of
those characteristics. Contrast with hunters/gatherers.
PERSIAN examples Mesopotamia
September 21
Ch. 1.3-1.4
23-34
PERSIAN examples from Egypt and the Indus Valley
September 28
Ch. 2.1
36-48
October 5
Ch. 2.2-2.3
48-57
How did the Shang and Zhou overcome environment; how did each
create a basis of wealth, power, and status?
Role of geography on the development of Nubia and Mesoamerica.
October 16
Unit Exam
Ch. 1-2
Review Vocabulary and Objectives
October 19
Ch. 3.1-3.2
59-71
October 26
Ch. 3.3 - 3.4
71-80
November 2
Ch. 3.5-3.6
80-86
November 9
Ch. 4.1
89-99
November 16
Ch. 4.2
99-110
Define cosmopolitan and its impact on the Middle East; Examples of
interconnectedness of civilizations.
Define Empire and the methods of control to maintain an empire.
Identify the events/struggles that helped create the “Jewish” identity
Goals, actions, and values of the Phoenicians; Changes from 750 – 550
BCE.
Identify how the geography, environment, and contacts with other
cultures shaped the values and institutions of the Persians.
What actions and values contributed to the rise of democracy?
November 30
Ch. 4.3-4.4
111-120
December 7
December 14
Ch. 5.1
Ch. 5.2-5.3
Semester Final
123-139
139-148
Ch. 1-5
January 11
In Class Essay
5.3
January 19
Ch. 6.1
150-160
January 25
Ch. 6.2-6.3
160-170
February 1
Ch. 7.1-7.2-7.3
Ch. 13.3
Ch. 7.4-7.5-7.6
173-182
338-342
182-190
Ch. 13.1
Ch. 13.4
Ch. 8.1
Ch. 8.3
325-330
343-347
193-202
208-216
February 29
Ch. 8.2
202-208
1. Explain the rise of Islam and the fundamental practices/traditions of
Islam.
2. Islamic characteristics: Sharia, role of cities, slaves, women, and
examples of intellectual life.
Graphic Organizer: Rise and Fall of the Caliphates
March 7
Ch. 13.2
330-338
Describe the impact of Islam on India under the Mali and Delhi Sultanate.
March 14
Ch. 9.1
Ch. 9.3
Ch. 9.2
Ch. 9.5
Ch. 14.1-14.2
218-223
Rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire; Examples of the power and
limitations of the Catholic Church.
223-228; 234-237
Political, economic, and social changes in Western Europe after the fall of
Rome; What helped Western Europe’s economy improve?
350-364
Lifestyle changes in Europe during the Middle Ages.
231-234
237-240
364-373
External forces shaping Kievan Russia.
Causes of the Crusades; Impact of the Crusades on Western Europe.
April 11
Ch. 9.4
Ch. 9.6
Ch. 14.3-14.4
April 18
Ch. 10.1-10.2
243-254
April 25
Ch. 10.3-10.4
254-264
February 8
February 16
February 22
March 21
March 23
April 4
Effects of the conflict over power; short and long term influence of the
Greek culture in the Mediterranean and Western Asia.
Rome – Examples of PERSIAN; causes of change.
China – Actions for its rise, stability, and causes for its decline.
Use 5.3 for Essay.
Essay Prompt: Compare and Contrast the Roman and Han Empires.
Teachings and practices of the following religions: Old Vedic, Jainism,
Buddhism, and Hinduism.
Unification of the Mauryan and Gupta Empires; Relationship between
South East Asia’s geographic location and its par in the world market.
Origins and impact of the Silk Road and Indian Ocean Maritime System
on trade, urbanization, societies, and diffusion.
Define Africanity; technology used to overcome environmental obstacles
along trade route; causes, locations, and impact of the spread of
Buddhism and Christianity.
Examples of adapting to the environment;
Examples of social and cultural change.
New ways of learning, writing, and thinking about humans; the political
and military transformations as a result of war.
Relationship between Buddhism and the Tang Empire; History and
significance of the Tang Empire with central Asia. (PERSIAN)
Impact of Buddhism (Neo-Confucianism) on the Song Empire;
technological innovations; China’s influence on its neighbors.
Hackbarth 2015-2016
Essay
Prompt: To be announced.
May 2
May 9
Ch. 11.1-11.2
267-277
Mesoamerica
May 16
Ch. 11.3-11.4
277-289
Mesoamerica
May 23
Ch. 12.1-12.3
291-309
Mongols
June 6
Ch. 12.4-12.6
309-322
Mongols
June 13
Review
Review
Review
June 20
Final
Final
Final
* Keep in mind that this is a tentative schedule and may be changed at any time.
What to focus on:
 Reading Objectives
o Before?
o Change?
o Next?
 AP Themes
1. Interaction between humans and the environment: demography and disease, migration, patterns of
settlement, technology
2. Development and interaction of cultures: religions, belief systems, philosophies, ideologies, science &
technology, arts & architecture.
3. State building, expansion and conflict: political structures and forms of governance, empires, nations and
nationalism, revolts and revolutions, regional, trans-regional, and global structures and organizations
4. Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems: agricultural and pastoral production, trade and
commerce, labor systems, industrialization, capitalism and socialism.
5. Development and transformation of social structures: gender roles and relations, family and kinship, racial
and ethnic constructions, social and economic classes.
Notes Grading Scale
 1 point AP Theme
 2 point summary
 2 point vocabulary
 5 points body of notes
Chapter Note Expectations
 All notes will be collected every Monday of each week; excluding holidays.
 All notes must be hand written; no typed notes.
 Correct heading: name, date, class period, topic title.
 Identify aspects of PERSIAN to help address AP Themes.
 Do not write notes in complete sentences, use bullet points.
 The 5 sentence summary must be in complete sentences and relate to an objective.
 Avoid “Today I learned…”, “In this chapter…” and other Taboo words/phrases.
 Order: Objectives, Vocabulary, Notes, AP Theme, and Summary.
Vocabulary Expectations
 Students must identify the vocabulary terms for each section.
 Information for Vocabulary: Definition, civilization (region), and page number.
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