Agricultural Revolution






Vocabulary: General

  1. Monarchy
  2. Theocracy
  3. Dictatorship
  4. Oligarchy
  5. Democracy
  6. Republic
  7. Communism
  8. Socialism
  9. Fascism
  10. Capitalism
  11. Industrial
  12. Agricultural
  13. Nomadic
  14. Matriarchal
  15. Patriarchal
  16. pastoral
  17. Monogamous
  18. Polygamous
  19. Primogeniture
  20. Entail
  21. Monotheistic
  22. Polytheistic
  23. Atheistic
  24. Coup D’état
  25. Cultural Diffusion
  26. Specialization

Ancient River Civilizations












Vocabulary: India

  1. Sanscrit
  2. Vedas
  3. Reincarnation
  4. Indus
  5. Ganges
  6. Castes
  7. Buddha
  8. Nirvana
  9. Hinduism
  10. Buddhism
  11. Brahmins
  12. Kshatriyas
  13. Untouchables

Vocabulary: Mesopotamia

  1. Cuneiform
  2. Tigris
  3. Euphrates
  4. Chaldeans
  5. Persian
  6. Ziggurat
  7. Artisan
  8. Astronomy
  9. Scribes
  10. Fertile Crescent
  11. Prophet
  12. Hammurabi
  13. Literacy
  14. Assyrians
  15. Zoroastrianism
  16. Sumerians

Vocabulary: China


  1. Gobi
  2. Yellow River
  3. Legalism
  4. Confucius
  5. Confucianism
  6. The Analects
  7. Daoism
  8. Buddhism
  9. Di
  10. Mandate of Heaven


Vocabulary: Egypt

  1. Rosetta Stone
  2. Cataracts
  3. Dynasty
  4. Sarcophagus
  5. Mummification
  6. Sinai
  7. Ramses II
  8. Heiroglyphics
  9. Papyrus
  10. Pyramids
  11. Thebes
  12. Nile
  13. Tutankhamen
  14. Osiris
  15. Ra
  16. Valley of the Kings

River Civ's PERSIA Analysis Assignment


1. Fill out the PERSIA Culture Analysis for your Civilization. Be specific and complete. Try to find evidence of as many elements of culture as you can.

2. Collect supporting evidence which illustrates each aspect of culture in the form of pictures with captions. These should fit on a single sheet of paper and each member of your group should have a copy (they do not need to be the same).

Classical Civilizations










Vocabulary: Greece

  1. Minotaur
  2. Sophocles
  3. Crete
  4. Olympia
  5. Hades
  6. Thucydides
  7. Illiad
  8. Aristotle
  9. Athens
  10. Paris
  11. Socrates
  12. Alexander the Great
  13. Peloponnesus
  14. Poseidon
  15. Plato
  16. Parthenon
  17. Acropolis
  18. Sparta
  19. Helots
  20. Odyssey
  21. Barbaroi
  22. Aegean
  23. Marathon
  24. Athena
  25. Tragedy
  26. Epic
  27. Homer

Vocabulary: Rome


  1. Romulus
  2. Circus Maximus
  3. toga
  4. Forum
  5. Carthage
  6. Latin
  7. Julius Caesar
  8. gladiators
  9. Tiber
  10. censor
  11. Cato
  12. plebeians
  13. patricians
  14. Mars
  15. tribunes
  16. Remus
  17. veto
  18. Gaul
  19. Appian Way
  20. Hannibal
  21. Rubicon
  22. legion
  23. tribute
  24. consuls
  25. Nero
  26. Augustus
  27. aqueducts
  28. crucifixion
  29. Diocletian
  30. Visigoths
  31. Constantine
  32. Jesus
  33. Huns
  34. Christianity
  35. Franks
  36. Peter
  37. Constantinople
  38. Attila the Hun
  39. Caesar (title)
  40. pope
  41. martyrs

Vocabulary: The Byzantines


  1. mosaics
  2. Constantinople
  3. Justinian
  4. Bosporus
  5. patriarch
  6. Greek
  7. icons
  8. Ottomans
  9. Sea of Marmara
  10. Dardanelles
  11. Golden Horn
  12. New Rome
  13. Byzantium
  14. Procopius
  15. Theodora
  16. Hagia Sophia
  17. Hippodrome
  18. heretic
  19. Orthodox
  20. Catholic
  21. excommunicate
  22. Bubonic Plague


Medieval European Kingdoms




  1. The Dark Ages
  2. tithe
  3. knights
  4. Charlemagne
  5. investiture
  6. abbot
  7. chivalry
  8. Eric the Red
  9. fief
  10. Pepin
  11. nuns
  12. Verdun
  13. toll
  14. pope
  15. monasteries
  16. manor
  17. Vikings
  18. Charles Martel
  19. feudalism
  20. Leo
  21. Benedict
  22. serfs
  23. illumination
  24. Romance
  25. monks
  26. Leif Ericson
  27. vassal

  1. Scholastica
  2. Normandy
  3. Alchemists
  4. Roger Bacon
  5. Burghers
  6. Guild



World Religions


Islam

  1. Arabia
  2. oasis
  3. camel
  4. five pillars
  5. Arabic
  6. Mecca
  7. Medina (Yathrib)
  8. nomad
  9. tribe
  10. idol
  11. bazaar
  12. pilgrimage
  13. Quran
  14. monotheism
  15. Islam
  16. Muslim
  17. Mosque
  18. Sunna
  19. caliph
  20. council
  21. Shiite
  22. Sunni
  23. Muhammad
  24. Allah
  25. muezzin
  26. Kaaba
  27. Hegira
  28. Hajj
  29. pork
  30. fast
  31. Black Stone
  32. Baghdad
  33. Abu Bakr
  34. Ramadan
  35. alms
  36. Bedouin
  37. sura



Review


You should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast aspects of contemporaneous civilizations (i.e. Mesopotamia and Egypt).
  2. Identify the key innovations of each civilization.
  3. Explain how each civilization contributed to or influenced later civilizations.
  4. Identify key figures in each civilization and explain their contributions.