Classic Civilizations - West Valley Central School

Classic Civilizations - West Valley Central School

Classic Civilizations Bellwork: Step 1: Make a timeline like the one below. Place five major events that have happened in your life in chronological order.

Example for Mr. Lembke Learned to Ski Graduated High School Married Wife Bought

Home Started Working at West Valley Break your timeline up into three periods of time. Label each time period (also known as era or age) with a name that describes what the events during that time have in

common. For example you might label something as Childhood or Living in Atlanta. 1. How did you determine which events to group together into a time period? Why did you choose the names you chose for each time period? 2.

If you gave your timeline to someone else without the time periods marked, what other ways might they break up the events in your life into eras? How might their labels be different? Go Over Vocabulary Worksheet from Yesterday as a group Periodization-the process or study of dividing the past into

periods of time and naming them Some Examples of Time Periods: Best The Years of My Life Dark Ages The

Golden Age of Greece What do you think these Eras were like? Classical Age, The Classical Era, The Classical Period, or The Age of Classical Civilizations. Pg. 3&4 of Packet

Classical Era/Period/Age (600 BCE- 900 CE)Period of time in which complex civilizations expanded to establish large land empires and were more interconnected through trade than earlier civilizations. These civilizations made great contributions to our collective learning as a result of golden ages marked by prosperity. Most of the major belief systems that still impact our world were established during this time. 1. Which civilization controlled the greatest

amount of land in 500 BCE? Which region was it located in? 2. Which two civilizations labeled on the map were closest to the Greek City States in 500 BCE? 3. Which continent was the Han Dynasty

on? 4. Which group was in control of most of South Asia around 200 BCE? 5. How did the Roman civilization change between 500 BCE and 200 BCE?

Which two civilizations controlled the greatest amount of land in 200 BCE? Identify the three continents that the Roman Empire controlled land on. Which

civilization had control of most of South Asia in 500 CE? To travel from the Eastern Roman Empire to the Persian Empire in which direction would a merchant have to go? What changed in Europe and East Asia

between 200 CE and 500 CE? How is power gained, consolidated, maintained, and lost? Homework worksheet India What do you know about India?

What do you want to know about India? India is a modern-day country located in the region of Asia known as South Asia. Historically, the area referred to as India was larger than the country today and included the land northwest of the Indus River Valley

which is now part of Pakistan. The landmass that India is on is a peninsula. A peninsula is a piece of land almost surrounded by water. India is sometimes referred to as a subcontinent because it is large and juts out from Asia Indias many regions have very different climates. The Himalaya Mountains, the

worlds tallest mountain range, are in the north. The Deccan Plateau is an area of high altitude with hardy plant life. Finally, the Indo-Gangetic Plain is home to Indias most important rivers. It is a vast area of fertile soil where many of Indias

What continent is India located on? What is the mountain range on the North Eastern area of India?

Identify two rivers that are located in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Why do you think many of the Indian civilizations began on the Indo-Gangetic Plain?

Which bodies of water border? India? A Brief History of India from the Neolithic Revolution to the Mauryan Empire 9,000 years ago permanent settlements formed

Farming started 5,100 BCE Cities of the Indus Valley Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were the first large cities Drainage Grid system

Pattern layout Indus River Basin Dries up 2,000 BCE Indus River Basin begins to dry up Vedic Civilization and

Hinduism (1500 BCE- 320 BCE) Hinduism developed during the Vedic Civilization Vedas and the Mahabharata (a part of which is called the Bhagavad Gita)

were written down Mahajanapadas- 16 Kingdoms existed before Maurya Empire Maurya Empire Unified India in 320BCE Buddhism In 537 B.C.E., another major belief system, named Buddhism, was founded by a

prince named Siddhartha Gautama (later known as Buddha) in India. Buddhism is related to Hinduism but rejects many of Hinduisms most important beliefs. Buddhism was embraced by the Maurya

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