AP World History Summer Assignment : GRADE 1: TAKING GOOD NOTES What you will need: A LARGE multi Chapter spiral and your packet from the text book. If you did not get one, you may download a packet from my web site. Directions: Read and take notes over the Prologue, Part ONE First Things First, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Remember to use the Cornell Method of Note taking. If you are uncertain of how to create Cornell Notes you may use this web site: http://lsc.sas.cornell.edu/Sidebars/Study_Skills_Resources/cornellsystem.pdf Remember, these notes will be INCOMPLETE. The CUE COLUM will be BLANK. We will complete this part in class. You will use the Note TAKING AREA and the Summary Area. DO NOT FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO WRITE EVERYTHING. . .only KEY TERMS and Phrases. . WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY. . is a good rule of thumb. Also, do not feel like you have to write in complete sentence. AP WORLD HISTORY SUMMER ASSIGNMENT: GRADE 2: Questions/ Charts/ activities. Now that you are finished taking notes, on separate sheets of paper, answer the following questions and complete the activities. Prologue pp. Ixxii- Ixxix 1. First know what you believe: How might the teaching of world history be considered controversial? In what ways might evaluating the history of the world cause an individual belief systems to be challenged? What do you think is important to keep in mind when studying the beliefs, cultures, actions, events, and religious motives of people from different eras and different parts of the world? 2. What can be gained by studying World History? 3. Name at least three major turning points in the pre-human phases of “big history?” 4. What are the three C’s of World History and how should they be used to examine World History? Part ONE First Things First 5. Describe the “Paleolithic era” and explain why it is significant . 6. The National Geographic Society sponsors a project called the Genographic Project where people over the age of 18 can trace the migrations of their ancestral groups several thousand years ago by providing a DNA sample. Visit the site and watch the video: www.genographic.nationalgeographic.com. Explore the site and play with the interactive map. What are your thoughts about this project? Where do you think your ancestors came from? Chapter 1: First Peoples; First Farmers; Most of History in a Single Chapter 7. Describe the sequence of human migration across the planet. 8. The Oxford English Dictionary defines migration as “the movement of a person or people from one country, locality, place of residence, etc., to settle in another” Use the word migration in an original sentence to explain the Bantu migrations (see p. 35) 9. Compare the migration of people to the spread of agriculture. 10.In your own words, explain why people migrated. 11.What were at least two effects of these migrations? 12.In what ways did various Paleolithic societies differ from one another, and how did they change over time? 13.The Agricultural Revolution marked a decisive turning point in human history. What evidence might you offer to support this claim, and how might you argue against it? Chapter 2: First Civilizations: Cities, States, and Unequal Societies 14. What are three reasons given in the chapter that explains why civilizations emerged? 15.What was the role of cities in early civilizations? 16.In what ways was social inequality expressed in early civilizations? 17.Define patriarchy. In what ways have historians tried to explain the origins of patriarchy? 18.What were the sources of state authority in the first civilizations? 19.Create a chart displaying the similarities and differences of Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations. 20.To what extent did civilizations represent “progress” in comparison with earlier Paleolithic and Neolithic societies? And in what ways did they constitute a setback for humankind? AP WORLD HISTORY GRADE 3: Be ready for a quiz covering this reading assignment. This quiz, like all our in-class quizzes, will be timed. This quiz will consist of true/ false and multiple choice questions.