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Civilization Summary Sheet
FINAL EXAM: Thursday, 23 January 2014, 13:00-15:00 in the cafeteria
Your test on Unit 2 (The World in the Year 500) will be on Monday, 30 September. Study Guide.
Your re-test opportunity for Unit 1 (Culture and Civilization) will be on Friday, 11 October. Study Guide.
Your test on Chinese Civilization will be on Tuesday, 5 November. Study Guide.
Your test on Islamic Civilization will be on Wednesday, 27 November. Study Guide.
Your optional re-tests on EVERYTHING will be on Friday, 29 November. Check out the study guides from all the previous units.
Your test on Mesoamerican civilization will be on Thursday, 15 January. Study Guide
Assignments & Due Dates
Auto-Ethnography: Monday, 9 September
The World in the Year 500: collaborative map with Google Earth: Wednesday, 25 September. Instructional Screencasts. Note-taking assignment. Finished work.
Chinese Philosophy Essay: Due Date. Grading Scheme.
Islamic Contributions Paragraph & Image: Wednesday, 20 November.
Islamic Art Project (Class Project)
Mabinogi Graphic Novel (Class Project)
Primary Source Analysis: Spanish Conquest of Tenochititlan: Monday, 20 January. Documents: Diaz, Las Casas, Florentine Codex
Readings & Handouts
Unit 1. Culture and Civilization
Unit 2. The World in the Year 500
Unit 3. Chinese Civilization
Early China: Pathways 75-82
Chinese Philosophy: Pathways 82-85
Confucian Philosophy: Excerpts from the Analects
Legalist Philosophy: The Way of the Ruler
Qin and Han Dynasties: Pathways pages 86-91
Buddhism: Pathways pages 91-92
Tang Dynasty: Pathways pages 93-99
Song Dynasty: Pathways pages 405-413
Unit 4. Islamic Civilization
Spread of Islam: Pathways 119-121, Crash Course
Abbasid Empire: Pathways 122-128
Islamic Spain (al-Andalus): Pathways 312-322
Islam in West Africa: Pathways 380-391
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa (Crash Course)
Unit 5. European Civilization
What is Europe? / Europe After the Fall of Rome: Slides
The Dark Ages: How Dark Were They, Really? (Crash Course)
The Franks and Celts: Pathways 21-30
The Four Branches of the Mabinogi (full text)
Medieval Architecture: Slides
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? (Crash Course)
Unit 6. Mesoamerican Civilization
***When you are researching Mesoamerican civilizations online, please be careful about which sources you use. Some modern writers have strange and unsubstantiated beliefs, especially involving the Mayan calendar, the Toltec people, and/or aliens. Please remember that indigenous American civilizations were/are societies of real (and diverse) people, not mystical fountains of wisdom and prophecy.
Film: Popol Vuh (optional)
Documentary: Cracking the Maya Code (optional)