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Historical Essay

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Unit Four: Classical Civilizations: Religion and Classical Civilizations

A. Read p. 23 (Yes, again.)

1. Question: What is Animism? Answer in a brief paragraph.

B. Townsend Harris High School Founders Day Homework Assignment:

Select a single Townsend Harris High School alum, and in a one page double spaced font size 12 typed essay (Intro Paragraph, Body Paragraph(s), Conclusion) discuss how they have had an impact on / contributed to the world. Make sure to include biographic details (Where were they born etc.?) and a discussion of their achievements. If you want to do so, list their numerous achievements after your essay.

C. Read pp. 92 – 95: (Excerpts taken ...view middle of the document...

Question 1: How did the environment have an impact on Greek culture?

H. Current Events Homework Assignment. See specific sheet of information. Complete for Friday, November 21st, 2014 this week before Thursday.

I. Read pp. 124 – 125

Identify and or Define: Hoplites, Council of Elders, The Assembly

Question 1: What was the most distinctive feature of Greek political culture that stood in stark contrast to Persian civilization?

J. Read pp. 125 – 126

Identify and or Define: Greco-Persian Wars, Battle of Marathon, the Parthenon, Sophocles, Euripides, Socrates, Pericles, Macedonia.

Question 1: What were the Peloponnesian Wars? (Use Google)

K. Read pp. 126 – 129

Identify and or Define: Philip II, Alexander, Alexandria, Ptolemaic Empire, Seleucid Empire.

TEST: Animism, Judaism, Persia, Greece.

Date: Pursuant to the THHS testing calendar the test will have to be held on 11/25/14, 12/1/14 or 12/3/14; just before Thanksgiving or just afterwards.

Hinduism, Buddhism, the Mauryan Empire, and the Gupta Empire

L. Hinduism

Read pp. 174 – 176

Define and or Identify: Vedas, Brahmins, Upanishads, moksha, samsara, karma, dharma, and Nirvana. (Although you should use your text as the primary source of information you may need to also use the Internet)

Question 1: In what ways did the religious traditions of South Asia change after the arrival of Indo-Europeans?

M. Read pp. 141 – 142

Define and or Identify: Ganges, Aryan, Indo-European, Mauryan Empire, Ashoka

N. Buddhism

Read pp. 176 – 179

Define and or Identify: Siddhartha Gautama, “enlightenment,” Buddha / Enlightened One, nirvana, Ashoka, Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, bodhisattvas

O. Read pp. 179 – 180

Define and or Identify: Mahabharatra, Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita

P. Read pp. 142 – 143

Define and or Identify: Gupta Empire

1. Describe Gupta society. What was it like?


Q. Read pp. 129 – 130

Define and or Identify: Rome, patrician, plebians, (Roman) Republic

R. Read pp. 130 – 133

Identify and or Define: Punic Wars, Carthage, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Julius Caesar, Octavian / Augustus Caesar, Pax Romana, (Roman) Empire


S. Read pp. 133 – 136

Identify and or Define: Qin Shihuanngdi, Qin Empire, Legalism, Han Empire, Silk Road, Great Wall of China

(Han) China and Rome Collapse

T. Read pp. 136 – 141

Question: What internal and external factors contributed to the collapse...

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