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1 World History

2 What is World History? The high school world history course provides students with a comprehensive, intensive study of major events and themes in world history. Students begin with a study of the earliest civilizations worldwide and continue to examine major developments and themes in all regions of the world. The course culminates in a study of change and continuity and globalization at the beginning of the 21st century.

3 Skills for all social studies classes Cornell Notes / Social studies Notebook Writing a written response Understanding maps and graphs Sources(Primary and Secondary)

4 Cornell Notes Prompt or Questions Written response that answers the question or corresponds to the prompt Summary- 3-5 Sentences that detail what was discussed in class

5 Cornell Notes We will use this method to take notes in class Flash Cards and Summary Key to staying organized

6 How to write a written response(paragraph or page) Most written responses require the same thing. Think=IBC Introduction Body Conclusion ***In between the introduction, body, and conclusion you need transition sentences. ***

7 Introduction This can be a sentence (Paragraph) or a full Paragraph if it is a full page. I think the best Zombie Killer is Rick Grimes. Rick is a great zombie killer because of his police training. He has the ability to kill zombies with his hands, a gun, or a knife. The first aspect this paper will discuss is Rick’s ability to use a gun. (Transition) It describes what the subject is and gives information concerning it.

8 Body This is anywhere from a few sentences to several paragraphs. It should expand on what you mentioned in your introduction. Rick’s ability to use a hand gun allows him to kill zombies at a distance. This allows him to stay away from brain eaters while protecting his group. This makes Rick a great zombie killer. The next aspect that makes Rick a great zombie killer is his ability to use a knife in close quarters. (Transition)

9 Conclusion The conclusion ties up all elements previously stated and details the main points of its author. It can easily be done by restating your introduction. Example: In Conclusion Rick Grimes is a great zombie killer because of his ability to use a gun, a knife, and his hands to kill zombies.

10 Map and Graphs Will be used in all social studies classes and many of your other subjects You must be able to read and use these tools to pull data for research, class discussions, and homework Always read the map key or graph key to understand what you are looking at

11 Political Maps A map that shows lines that define countries, states, or territories.

12 Physical Maps-Maps that depict the physical features of its continents and geographical regions by means of colors, and shades.

13 Primary Sources Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. Examples: Letters, Diaries, Newspaper articles from that time period.

14 Secondary Sources Secondary sources can provide you with background information and offer analysis of the event or work by those removed one or more steps from the event or work itself They can also provide historical perspective based on other events that have taken since the original event or work. Examples: Books, Articles written on historical events.

15 Early Societies How do villages grow to become civilizations ?

16 What causes a village to grow into civilization? Changes in farming = More Food More Food = More People More People = Larger Cities Larger Cities = Civilizations Most early civilizations developed along rivers!

17 What makes up a Civilization? Advanced cities Cities with populations well over 10,000 Advanced technology Wheel, plow, sailboat, bronze weapons and armor

18 Record keeping Written language that documented every aspect of the civilizations government and people Specialized workers Merchants, soldiers, priests, teachers, scribes, government officials, etc Complex institutions Formal governments with laws, official religions, and education system

19 Mesopotamia Birthplace of early civilizations Sumer and Babylon (Ur, Lagash, and Umma all massive cities) Ziggurat of Ur

20 Why is Mesopotamia important? Earliest known civilizations found in this area Early forms of writing found in this region Laws, records, and governments all have roots in this region.

21 Aspects of Mesopotamian societies Economy – Based largely on trade and farming Religion-religion in this area is based on the worship of many gods. (Polytheism) Political-Society based on Social classes (Kings, Landholders, Merchants, and Field workers) Culture-Society made advancements in math, architecture, and writing(cuneiform)


23 Why do we have laws, rules, and regulations?

24 Hammurabi’s law code A single set of laws and codes that Hammurabi put together in order to bring order and unify all of the different people within the empire. These laws were engraved in stone and placed throughout the empire.

25 Ancient Egypt

26 Unified in about 3100 B.C. Prior to that Egypt had many separate kingdoms In ancient Egypt Pharaoh’s were considered Gods Their position of authority was derived by divine right and religious authority. They ruled because they were Gods on Earth.

27 Early religions in this region of the world. Polytheism Belief in more than one God. Many cities in ancient Mesopotamia had their own Gods. Ziggurats were built in this region for worship. Very similar in shape to the pyramids built by the Egyptians. These sites were used to make sacrifices. They would sacrifice food, animals, and wine.

28 Early religions in this region of the world( Continued). Monotheism Belief in one God= Judaism and Zoroastrianism(Ancient Iran) Judaism- Unlike other ancient Near Eastern gods, the Hebrew God is portrayed as unitary and solitary; consequently, the Hebrew God's principal relationships are not with other gods, but with the world, and more specifically, with the people He created. Judaism thus begins with an ethical monotheism: the belief that God is one, and concerned with the actions of humankind. Zoroastrianism-In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda is all good, and no evil originates from him. Thus, in Zoroastrianism good and evil have distinct sources, with evil (druj) trying to destroy the creation of Mazda (asha), and good trying to sustain it.

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