Making Connections Across Historical Periods

AP World History: Extra Credit – MP2
NAME: ________________________
Making Connections Across Historical Periods
Due: ____by 7:21 AM, Tuesday 1/20 (submitted electronically via email or TurnItIn)___
During our 2nd marking period study of history, we have witnessed the importance of trade,
economic dominance, and intellectual curiosity. In fact, these three concepts often intersect
historically and today. Understanding how these events create changes and continuities across
time periods is integral in understanding World History. This assignment asks you to analyze
trade and its connections across time periods.
Analyze the changes and continuities in global commerce between 600 and 1750.
In a formal ccot essay, explain how trade changed and stayed the same from 600 to 1750 by
developing a thesis statement, supporting your argument with factual evidence, analyzing the
reasons that these changes and continuities occurred, and placing the changes and continuities
within a broader global context.
 Read the provided journal article “Southernization” and research global commerce during
the Postclassical Period.
 Read the provided summary “Increasingly Global Commerce” and research trade during
the Era of Global Interaction.
 Brainstorm characteristics of interregional / global trade early in the Postclassical Period
(600-ish to 800-ish?). Then brainstorm characteristics of interregional / global trade late
in the Era of Global Interaction (1700-ish to 1800-ish?).
 Analyze ways in which these characteristics of trade changed and stayed the same
without stating obvious, simple conclusions that any person could guess correctly.
 Use the provided readings and research to identify concrete factual evidence and
examples that support your analytical claims.
 Prepare MLA Works Cited page for information that appears outside of our provided
class materials.
 Write your essay (complete with parenthetical citations). NP standards for plagiarism
 Check to make sure that each researched item has a parenthetical citation and that each body
paragraph has a parenthetical citation. Alphabetize your Works Cited page, and edit it to reflect
only the sources that you used when writing your essay.
Submit essay to before due date.
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Notice the portion of this assignment that is submitted is not daunting in workload. However, the
research and thought processes you will do in order to complete written portion is. Do not short
change these foundational steps. It will affect the quality of your work and eventual grade.
3 pts
Displays analytical & original thought beyond simplistic answers
Displays a thorough understanding of the entire source material
Answers the question completely, thoroughly, & accurately
Supports conclusions with many specific examples & details
2 pts
Displays some analysis & making connections although may be simplistic
Displays an understanding of the source material
Answers the question completely & accurately
Supports conclusions typically with examples & details
Any omissions or factual errors are rare & minor
Displays little analysis or original thought – relying heavily on source material
Displays a limited understanding of source material
Answer addresses the question but not fully
Conclusions are based on generalities & a limited number of examples
Any omissions or factual errors are common or significant
Displays little understanding of source material, lacks focus on the purpose & task,
and/or has plagiarized information
0 pts
1 pt
Additionally, you must cite your sources. There are two ways in which your essay will cite its
sources. The first way to cite sources appears in the written text of your essay and is placed within
parentheses, “( ).” This form of citing another author’s idea is known as in-text parenthetical
citation. You must cite every piece of information you have borrowed from another author
whether quoting directly, paraphrasing, or summarizing. Without an in-text citation for every
piece of borrowed information, your essay is plagiarized. Generally speaking, the parenthetical
citation should use the first piece of information listed for a source in your bibliography (author’s last
name if the source has an author, first three words of the title if the source has no author).
3 or more AUTHORS
Most people prefer their own culture because it is familiar and
comfortable. Our customs feel so natural to us that we think they
are the way things are supposed to be (Smith 108). People in other
cultures feel the same about their customs. “Globally, most people
have a tendency toward ethnocentrism, judging other cultures by the
standards of their own culture” (Holt and Ali 5). One form of
ethnocentrism is racism (Wilks, et al 20). Racism most often
results when groups of people compete for food, land, money, and
social power (“History of Racism” 345).
The second way to cite sources appears on a separate page at the end of your essay. In contrast to
a bibliography which lists sources consulted for research, a Works Cited page has a very literal name
because it lists only the works that are cited in the paper.
To make a works cited page, use only the working bibliography entries that you actually used to write
your essay. To determine this, go back to the beginning of your essay and keep track of all the different
sources you used (they appear in in-text citations). For every source with an in-text citation in your
essay, there must be a complete entry in your works cited page, or your essay is plagiarized.
Start the works cited page on a new page at the end of your essay.
 Center the title, Works Cited, one inch from the top of the page and do not underline.
Double space between the title and the first entry.
 Alphabetize entries by the author's last name or, if the author is unknown, by the first
word in the title other than A, An, or The.
 Begin the entry flush with the left margin. If the entry runs more than one line, indent all
subsequent lines five spaces from the left margin.
 Double space the entire list, both between and within entries.
 Include as much of the following information as is available to complete your works cited
entries. If some information was not provided by the source, omit it.
Examples: (in alphabetical order)
Works Cited
Bender, William H. "How Much Food Will We Need in the
Twenty-First Century?" Environment Mar. 1997: 6-11.
BOOK with 3 or more
Daconta, Michael, et al. Java 1.2 and JavaScript for C and C++
Programmers. New York: Wiley, 1998.
Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton:
Princeton UP, 1957.
Harden, Mark. “Picasso the Legend.” The Artchive. 6 Nov. 2000
BOOK with 2
Landre, Rick, and Dee Porter. Gangs: A Handbook for
Community Awareness. New York: Facts on File, 1997.