Monday, August 12th Bell Work: Please log-on to your assigned computer. Visit the class wiki (chswhap.wikispaces.com) and click on the “Bell-Ringers and Agendas” page. Click on the hyperlink for the AP WORLD HISTORY PRE-TEST. Enter your first and last name and complete the test. Do the best you can, you have 20 minutes.
Daily Agenda: • Activator: AP Pre-Test • WOD - unconventional • Vocabulary Acquisition • Review: The Neolithic Revolution • Pass/Fail Quiz #1 • Collaborative Inquiry: Introducing GRAPES • GRAPES Notes: Early Agricultural Societies (Jigsaw) Essential Question: What is a civilization and what are the defining characteristics of a civilization? Homework: Students will read their assigned section and complete GRAPES Organizer notes.
Unconventional – not ordinary or typical • Which is an example of an unconventional tree house and which is a non-example? Explain why. Click HERE to see the world’s best tree house! Example vs. Non-example Aug 12, Block 3
Unconventional – not ordinary or typical • The tree house on the right is actually a brewery from the television series Treehouse Masters! This makes it unconventional in comparison to the normal tree house on the left. Example vs. Non-example Aug 12, Block 3
Vocabulary Acquisition Working with a partner, you have 5 minutes to complete both sides of the vocabulary acquisition worksheet.
Maintaining Life • Food Gathering Mostly vegetable. 1 Sq. Mile for 2 people • Tool Making 2 million to 4,000 years ago used stone tools (also bone and wood) • Hunting: meat choppers hand axes Knives, spears, bows and arrows (7 hrs. every 3 days)
Social Life • Gender Divisions • Men Hunting • Women Gathering • Family Life: • Size of clans • 20-50 people • Two-parent family • Why did this become necessary?
Agricultural Revolutions • Why the shift? • Domestication and Semi-cultivation • New Technology: Slash-and-burn and swidden agriculture • Why not call it the Neolithic Revolution?
Key Elements • Animal Domestication Dog first, then sheep, goats, cattle, water buffalo, pigs • Selective Breeding • Mixed farming and herding Largely determined by environmental factors
Ecological Crisis • Why did so many adopt Agriculture? (Holocene) • Why did others still reject agriculture? Pastoralism ruled in N. America, Australia, and Northern Eurasia • Demographic Shifts: 2 million people 13,000 years ago, 50-100 million people 7,000 years ago.
Life in Neolithic Communities • Benefits and Risks? • Violent or peaceful process? • Expansion = surpluses and slow rate • Rise of Institutions Nuclear families (no), kinship networks (yes)
Cultural Expressions • Religion Shift to focus on Earth Mother, Sky God, and ancestor cults • Language Likely necessitated out of trade (Similarity in language groups)
Making Comparisons I need 11 volunteers to come to the front of the room.
Direct Comparisons: • What characteristics could we use to compare an Apple and an Orange? • If we wanted to compare their appearance, would it be appropriate to say that one is orange and the other has a smooth, somewhat shiny appearance? • Reorganize your groups into new categories using DIRECT comparisons. Remember, you must have at least 3 groups, and at least 2 artifacts in each group. • If we wanted to compare two societies, what characteristics could we use?
GRAPES Comparison • Geography • Religion • Achievements • Politics • Economics • Social Structure
River Valley Civilization Jigsaw 1st Block Mesopotamia (Ch. 2 pg. 26-37) Daelen, Shaelyn, Carmine, Sean, Natasha, Nathan, Robert Egypt (Ch.3 pg. 51-65) Kylie, Tamzen, Paisley, Courtney, Hunter, Justyce Indus Valley (Ch. 4 pg. 72-84) Austin, Emily, Summer, Andrea, Kailee, Cypris China (Ch. 5 pg. 88-104) Jasmine, Austin, Nick, Parker, Cyrus, Karlie