Common Usage Terms
AP World History
Incorporate the concepts and terms in this presentation throughout the course.
Relate them to each theme and/or topic.
Political systems= [How do they govern?]
Economic systems= [How do they make a living?]
Cultural systems= [Traditions, Gender roles, etc.?]
Biological systems= [Where do they live? Climate?
All key comparisons/contrasts must be:
Comprised of Venn Diagram
Include small map on the back if applicable
TRADITIONAL TENDENCIES WITHIN A SOCIETY
Long-standing traditions within a society
Stay the same over time or are recurring
Traditions that are newly adopted
Identifies changes within society
Example: Adoption of Buddhism
Before Current/Common Era
All measured time before the year 0
All measured time from year 0 to present
ALL DATES GIVEN ARE RELATIVE AND
COULD BE QUOTED DIFFERENTLY IN
Centuries are quoted thus:
1901 to 2001 = 20 th
2001 to 2101 = 21 st
Thus the years cited would be designated the later [next] “century”
Ex. 1492 = 15 th
Ex. 1776 = 18 th
Century - ?????
Terms / concepts in the common language of historians
Using the vernacular implies that you will use the appropriate terms identified throughout the course.
Doing this will get you points on the AP exam.
AND MY EXAMS!
Circa [Latin term]
c. [means around this time]
Killed in action
Missing in action
Wounded in action
Used later in the course
Means legal or legally recognized based in law.
Means in practice but not legally recognized or based in law.
Quid pro quo
Veni vidi vici
Belief in a pantheon of gods
Belief in only one god.
Buddhist epistemology does not support the existence of one or more gods.
Female power base
Inheritance through female
Parallel Descent: [Inheritance]
Boys from father
Girls from mother
Male power base
Inheritance through male
[Will be used throughout course]
Degree to which
IMPERIALISM one society
Degree to which adopts one society traditions of adopts another culture traditions of
Done by choice another culture not coercion
Done by coercion not choice
Innovation is new or original that
No outside influences involved.
Innovation that is introduced from another group or civilization
Usually through trade or other interaction
You must be able to evaluate transregional cultural diffusion.
You must be able to identify the role of syncretization and cultural imperialism at work in that diffusion .
ALL EVENTS STUDIED MUST BE
ADDRESSED BY ANSWERING “WHY”.