WK 12: State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion

Early Modern KC 3: State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion.  Empires expanded around the world, presenting new challenges in the incorporation of diverse populations and in the effective administration of new coerced labor systems.

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WK 11: New Forms of Social Organization & Modes of Production

Unit 4 c. 1450 – 1750: The Early Modern Era of Global Interaction

* Early Modern Era Key Concept Packet*

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Early Modern KC 2: New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production. Although the world’s productive systems continued to be heavily centered on agriculture, major changes occurred in agricultural labor, the systems and locations of manufacturing, gender and social structures, and environmental processes. 

WK 10: Globalizing Networks of Communication & Exchange

Unit 4 c. 1450 – 1750: The Early Modern Era of Global Interaction

* Early Modern Era Key Concept Packet*

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Early Modern KC1: Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange.  The interconnection of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, made possible by transoceanic voyaging, transformed trade and religion and had a significant economic, cultural, social, and demographic impact on the world.


WK 9: Increased Economic Productivity and Consequences

*The Post-Classical Era Key Concept HW Packet*

Here’s the Regionally-Specific Group Presentation SKELETON;  Your regionally-specific groups; keeping class- and homework organized w’ our AP World Binders.

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Post-Classical KC 3: Increased Economic Productive Capacity and its Consequences.  Changes in trade networks resulted from and stimulated increasing productive capacity, with important implications for social and gender structures and environmental processes.

WK 8: Continuity and Innovation of States and Their Interactions in the Post-Classical Era

*The Post-Classical Era Key Concept HW Packet*

Here’s the Regionally-Specific Group Presentation SKELETON;  Your regionally-specific groups; keeping class- and homework organized w’ our AP World Binders.

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Post-Classical KC 2: Continuity and Innovation of State Forms and Their Interactions.  State formation and development demonstrated continuity, innovation, and diversity in various regions.

Post-Classical Europe:

WK 7: Intensification and Expansion of Communication and Exchange Networks

Regional and Inter-regional Interactions c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450: The Post-Classical Era

*The Post-Classical Era Key Concept HW Packet*

Work this week:

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Post-Classical KC 1: Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks.  A deepening and widening of networks of human interaction within and across regions contributed to cultural, technological, and biological diffusion within and between various societies.

Classical and Post-Classical Era Document-Based Questions (DBQs):

WK 6: Emergence of Trans-regional Networks of Communication and Exchange

Work This Week:

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Classical KC 3: Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange.  With the organization of large-scale empires, trans-regional trade intensified, leading to the creation of extensive networks of commercial and cultural exchange.

WK5: The Development of Classical States and Empires


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Classical KC 2: The Development of States and Empires.  As the early states and empires grew in number, size, and population, they frequently competed for resources and came into conflict with one another.

WK4: The Development and Codification of Classical Era Cultural Traditions

(Re)Organization of Human Societies from c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E.: The Classical Era

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Monday in class: color-coding our Key Concept packets and assigning ourselves to regionally-specific presentation groups.  Sign-up HERE.  … working on what’s due ahead…
Due Wednesday: Reading and annotating in prep for in class discussion:  William McNeill: Greek and Indian Civilization. HAPP-Y Primary Source Analysis of the Conditions of Women in the Classical Era.  As well, simply print out your choice of TWO regionally-specific documents from our shared @sduhsd.net Selection of Primary Sources HERE; have printed too your Bentley ch. outline page a là your region (see “Sign-Up HERE”sheet, above); …easy points for preparation.
Due Thursday:  DBQ: Cultural and Political Effects of Taoism and Confucianism
Applying those skills and content to this mini-DBQ in class: Traditional Gender Roles in East Asia.
Due Friday 9/20: Bentley chapter outline of your region.  Completion of all DBQ written components.  In class DBQ: The Spread of Buddhism into China.
Looking ahead to NEXT WEEK… next Monday: all previously-printed documents are annotated and ready for a discussion in class tbd.  Next Thursday: Bentley textbook Ch 12 The Silk Road outline.  Next Wednesday: Silk Roads CC video guide.  Next Friday: Water in Classical Civs CC video guide.
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Classical KC 1: The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions.  As states and empires increased in size and contacts between regions intensified, human communities transformed their religious and ideological beliefs and practices.

  • Alexander’s empire, c. 323 BCE – Bentley pg. 242

  • Expansion of the Roman Republic to 146 BCE. Bentley pg. 263

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Sept. 9-13: Early Complex Societies

In Class Monday & Tuesday: Our Unit-by-Unit Regionally-Specific Group presentations: (PERIOD 1 … PERIOD 3 … PERIOD 4).

In Class Wednesday & Thursday: preparing for Friday’s Unit Exam on the Era of Early Complex Societies by revisiting last week’s Evidence and Comparison MCQs, some Argument Interpretation MCQs, How to SAQ in the Neolithic Era, and the Rise of Patriarchy SAQ.

FRIDAY: Early Complex Societies Unit Exam!  Consult your Unit 1 Key Concept HW Packet, along with coursework from the last two weeks.  Keep that AP World Binder organized!  There is NO HOMEWORK for the weekend after Friday’s Exam.

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Foundations KC 3: The Development and Interaction of Early Agricultural, Pastoral and Urban Societies.  The appearance of the first urban societies 5,000 years ago laid the foundations for the development of complex civilizations; these civilizations shared several significant social, political, and economic characteristics.

Concerning commonalities between ancient civilizations, consider this Reading on Creation Stories and the Reading on Flood Stories; and to focus specifically on China and Egypt, see this Document Based Question (DBQ) on Similarities and Differences in Foundational Religious Beliefs and Practices in Egypt and China.

  • Ancient Southwest Asia – Mesopotamia (ch. 2a):

  • Ancient Mediterranean Basin Influenced by Mesopotamia (ch. 2b):
    • Israel and Phoenicia, c. 1500 thru 600 BCE – Bentley 46

  • Ancient South Asia – the Indus River Valley (ch. 4):
    • Harappan society and its neighbors c. 2000 BCE – Bentley 90