Here are the last of the Americas graphics. Please follow the link below to submit your thesis statements for these two questions.
These are suggested graphic organizers for the European free response questions & you can submit your thesis statements after the following the link below the graphics
Finally here are some sample graphics from the free responses of Unit 3. You can submit thesis statements for each of these through this post (follow the link after the graphics) Here are the free response graphics for Asia 600-1450
For many of you the quarter is slipping past at an alarming speed & there is much that needs to get in before the end of the grading. Please keep an eye on the class calendar so that you are aware of due dates. There were some submissions of free responses that prompted a new chart to help you with working on your CCOT for the section on Asia. This chart is truly off the top of my head and can be expanded upon based on your notes and your chapter readings. Let me know if these charts are helpful and if you would like to have charts like these for the units to help you in developing your outlines.
As we discussed Friday, the CCOT for Mesopotamia should included the changes for the leadership/government over time. The time periods can be broken down into the emergence of small agricultural settlements which formed the first city-states, then the rise of empires such as the Assyrians and the Persians. See the chart below:
Based on this we discussed some possible thesis statements & this was one that emerged from our workshop :
The Middle East from 8000BCE to 600CE was dominated by a patriarchal leadership which came from a select group of upper-class men who ruled with a codified law system, yet the political system became more complex as small city-states became parts of larger empires such as the Assyrian and Persian . The changes came with challenges that some societies were unable to overcome such as the Assyrians, while later groups were more successful such as the use of satraps to control the growing empires
As you can see this is a bit longer and broken into two sentences but as long as they are together they do make a thesis. We also talked about the Comparative Free Response for Mesopotamia and it was clear that there were some questions about the faith systems. As this should have been review from last year the notes for this were only skimmed over but extended notes are now on the Middle East page for the section. You can follow the link below to learn more about each - Judaism , Zoroastrianism, and Christianity.
Dr. S. Hinzman
I am a Reading School District teacher at the Reading Muhlenberg Career Technology Center. My educational background includes a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in History with a minor in Religious studies. After PSU, I earned my Masters in Urban Education and Secondary Teaching Certification from Alvernia University. Also from Alvernia, I have earned my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. I have certification through the College Board for the teaching of Advanced Placement World History and have been teaching world history for 10 years. I have also taught: Citizenship, Sociology, and American History.