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: http://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-world/about-theexam?worldhist 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, Caribbean d. other bodies of water: Persian Gulf, Bay of Bengal, Hudson Bay, Gulf of Mexico e. Mountains: Ural, Caucasus, Alps, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Cascades, Andes 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 Zoroastrianism Agricultural societies Epic of Gilgamesh Pastoral societies Rig Veda Urban societies Book of the Dead Patriarchy city-state Metallurgy polytheistic Civilization Mandate of Heaven Cultural hearth Confucianism Surplus labor Daoism Cuneiform Iron Age Hieroglyphs Warring States Hammurabi Legalism 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, etc.) 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 accuracy. 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.