AP World History Summer Assignment 2014 Due: First Day

AP World History Summer Assignment 2014
Due: First Day of AP World History Class 2014
Due to the breadth of the required curriculum and the fact that juniors
have had no prior exposure to AP courses, students signing up for AP World
History will be responsible for knowing major events in world history from
8000 BCE to 600 BCE (the first of the 6 required time periods). This will
ensure that students have a general foundation of core knowledge on which
we will build throughout the year.
Course material: It is highly encouraged that the students purchase an AP
World History study guide book to use throughout the year. Many students
from last year purchased Barron’s. You can get these online, from former
students or a book dealer. The study guide is extremely helpful for
continuous studying throughout the year, the mid-term and final. It also is
extremely helpful in writing the 3 required AP testing essays.
Lesson #1 AP 101 – Completion grade
Go the College Board web site and answer the following:
1. What are the 6 time periods covered on the AP World History exam?
2. What does section 1 cover?
3. What 3 essays are required in Section II?
4. How much time is given for the exam?
Lesson #2: Geography – Completion grade and must be correct
Map #1 Geographic Features (draw/label the following, use the maps
provided, do not try to cram all of these features into one world map)
a. all 7 continents
b. oceans
c. seas: Mediterranean, North, Black, Caspian, Arabian, Red, Baltic,
d. other bodies of water: Persian Gulf, Bay of Bengal, Hudson Bay, Gulf
of Mexico
e. Mountains: Ural, Caucasus, Alps, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Cascades,
f. Rivers: Mississippi, Columbia, Amazon, Niger, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates,
Yellow, Volga, Danube
Map #2 Civilizations, 8000 BCE-600 BCE (draw and label the following using
the maps provided)
a. Mesopotamia (Tigris/Euphrates)
b. Babylonia
c. Egypt & Nubia (Nile River)
d. Mohenjo-Daro & Harappa (Indus River)
e. Shang (Yellow River)
f. Olmec’s
g. Chavin (Andes Mountains)
h. Assyrians
i. Phoenicia/Israel/Judah
j. Minoans & Mycenaean’s
k. Hittites
Lesson #3 Vocabulary (Define- the word. This must be typed, singled
space. Use the AP study book, Internet, dictionary) – completion grade
Stone Age
Vedic Religion
Hunting-foraging peoples
Hebrew monotheism (Judaism)
Neolithic revolutions
Agricultural societies
Epic of Gilgamesh
Pastoral societies
Rig Veda
Urban societies
Book of the Dead
Mandate of Heaven
Cultural hearth
Surplus labor
Iron Age
Warring States
Silk Road
Lesson #4 Research the following early civilizations. Find out as much as
you can about locations of the civilizations and types of civilizations. Be
sure to include:
Political – of or relating to government/politics (laws, nation, policies,
Economics-relating to economy, production and management of material
wealth (agriculture, farming, industry, labor, urbanization, etc.)
Social – relating to human society, interaction of individual and group
(education, disease, family, gender roles, social classes, etc.)
Cultural – patterns of human activity (religion, art, language, literature,
technology, etc.)
Use the AP study book, Internet or any resource available to you. Do
not plagiarize. Site your sources. Use a work sited page in proper MLA
form. Use easybib.com or Writers Inc. book you received as a
Freshmen. If not done correctly, it must be redone. This must be typed
single spaced, 12-inch font. Separate each civilization
1. Tigris-Euphrates (include Mesopotamia, Sumerians, Babylonians)
2. Egyptian Civilizations
3. Indus Valley Civilizations (Harappa, Mohenjo Daro)
4. Early China Civilizations (Yellow River, Shang)
5. Phoenicians
Lesson #5
Same directions as lesson #4. Research Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, and Han
Dynasty (find types of civilizations, location, economics, religion,
government, social structure, culture, and architecture. ) Use the AP study
book, Internet, or other resources you may have available to you. Do not
plagiarize, site your sources using MLA format. This must be typed in
paragraph form, single-spaced. 12-inch font. Separate each civilization.
This will definitely help you with Chapter 2 of the textbook.
Late assignments will not be accepted. You will be graded on a completion
grade for all assignments and quizzes in the first quarter. The maps will be
graded for accuracy. The research will be graded for completion and
The purpose is to get a jumpstart on the curriculum. Out textbook has 36
chapters, which we will cover in 30 weeks to prepare for the AP test in May.
Once again it is due first day of class.