CHW 3M: Exam Review/CA Planning

Good day!

I’ve put this list together earlier than usual to help you generate ideas for your Culminating Activity. A few things to consider:

  • Remember that you can also use ideas/content from your group’s independent study (Maya, Japan, etc)

Key Concepts

  • Great Man Theory
  • SPEAR 

What to Know About the Early Civilizations

  • Hammurabai’s Code

 What to Know About Egypt

  • The importance of geography to the growth of the Kingdom
  • Ma’at and balance in Egyptian society
  • Mummification, and its importance
  • The Egyptian concept of the afterlife (Ba, Ka)
  • Imhotep
  • Akhenaton
  • Tutankhamen
  • Hatshepsut
  • Cleopatra
  • The role of Pharaohs in Egyptian society
  • Stability and Longevity
  • Women in Egyptian Society
  • Magic/Hieroglyphs in Egyptian Society

What to Know About Greece

  • The role of geography in the growth of Greece
  • Pericles
  • Homer
  • Socrates
  • Plato and his cave
  • Aristotle
  • Phalanx
  • Alexander the Great
  • Gordian Knot
  • Olympics
  • Persian War: Salamis and Thermopylae
  • Peloponnesian War
  • Delian League

What to Know About Rome

  • Romulus and Remus
  • Sybil, Tarquin, and the Rome fascination/dedication to prophesy
  • The Rape of the Sabine Women
  • Aventine
  • Palatine
  • Military: from Republic to Empire (generals, Marius, and standing armies)
  • The Twelve Tables/women’s lack of power
  • The Punic Wars: the basics about all three, especially Hannibal (the Alps and Cannae)
  • Cato’s call for the destruction of Carthage
  • the rise of Julius Caesar/The Rubicon
  • The Battle of Actium
  •  Julius Caesar(dictator)
  • Roman Emperors
    •  Augustus (first citizen, but still)
    • Nero
    • Caligula
    • Vesapsian (built the Coliseum)
  • fall of Rome

The Age of Faith

  • The Black Plague
  • Dark Age vs. Middle Ages vs. Age of Faith (think witches, learning, and religion)
  • The witch hunts
  • Clovis
  • Monasteries
  • Mansa Musa
  • Timbuktu
  • Wisdom House
  • Islamic learning

The Renaissance

  • Influences on the Renaissance (Islamic learning and Classical learning)
  • The  Medici
  • Sprezzaturra

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