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! 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. You may use a dictionary or the internet (NOT WIKIPEDIA) to find the definitions and locations. 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?