AP World History - Pennington

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AP World History - Pennington
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT
Due to standardized testing and time constraints, the following assignment must be
completed during the summer and should be ready to turn in the first day of class. Since you
may not know which day, A or B, that you will have this class, the solution is to have it ready
for the first day of school regardless!
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The attached vocabulary words and geographical areas of the world should be defined
or identified. Each vocabulary term should be identified and the significance should
be given. In other words, explain why this word is important to World History. Each
geographical location must be identified as to where in the world it is located and any
historical significance. In other words, explain why this location is important.
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You may use a dictionary or the internet (NOT WIKIPEDIA) to find the definitions
and locations.
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This should be typed.
This will count as the first grade in this class—so be prepared!! Please don’t begin the year
with a zero! The assignment can also be found on the GHS school website. If you have any
questions over the summer email me at: [email protected]
Unit 1: The Foundation and Emergence of Human Communities
Chapter 1: Nature, Humanity and History: The First 4 Million Years
Chapter 2: The First River-Valley Civilizations 3500-1500 B.C.E
Chapter 3: The Late Bronze Age In The Eastern Hemisphere 2200-500 B.C.E
Chapter 4: New Civilizations In The Americas and Western Eurasia 1200-250 B.C.E.
Vocabulary – Each vocabulary term should be identified and the significance should be
given.
Neolithic Revolution
Loess
Culture
Divination
natural selection
Cuneiform
Great Ice Age
Fresco
city-state
Mandate Of Heaven
Ziggurat
Tophet
ma'at
Olmec
Scribe
Ashur
Geography – Each geographical location must be identified as to where in the world it is
located and any significant historical significance.
The Great Rift Valley
Mohenjo-Daro
Indus-River Valley
Harrappa
Meroe
Thebes
Mycenae
Babylon
Carthage
Anatolia
Chavin
Persia
Answer the following questions in paragraph form (minimum 200 words each):
1. What is “civilization”?
2. Who is “civilized”?
3. Does change occur by diffusion or independent invention?
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