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  1. Classical Period The expansion of empires and integration of new peoples.

  2. Periodization…up to interpretation

  3. Analyze the changes and continuities from the ancient period to the classical period. • Analyze the changes and continuities in the spread of civilizations from 600 BCE to 600 BCE. • Analyze the similarities and differences in the major world religions of the time period. • Analyze the similarities and differences in the rise and fall of empires this period. Questions to Consider

  4. Political organization • Demographics & Movement • Trade • Gender Roles • Belief Systems Themes to Consider

  5. Analyze the similarities and differences in two empires during the classical period.

  6. Empires moved to expand and integrate new peoples. • Governments became more complex.

  7. India • China Expansion & Integration

  8. Han China Golden Age & Decline

  9. Greece • Rome Expansion & Integration

  10. Analyze the changes and continuities in human migration from 600 BCE to 600CE.

  11. Human Migration: Bantu (1000BCE to 500CE)

  12. Impact of Iron • Migration patterns were related to several important factors. • Iron use begins 1500 BCE but its impact is still felt in the classical age. • Population growth • Expansion of agriculture • Growth of cities • Expansion of civilization

  13. Patterns of Settlement: Classical Era

  14. Classical Demography • Spread of epidemic disease • Smallpox, Justinian plague, etc. • Population decreases dramatically • Europe falls 50% between 200-600 CE • Asia’s population falls from 170 to 135 million between 0-600 CE • Contributes to the decline of classical empires

  15. Trade is primary mean by which religion spreads. • Christianity emphasizes a missionary thrust. Spread of Buddhism & Christianity

  16. Analyze the changes and continuities in trade networks from 600 BCE to 600 CE.

  17. Internal vs. External trade. • Role of cities. • Role of the environment. Major Trade Routes

  18. Compare the role of women in two classical societies.

  19. Commonalities= patriarchies and importance of class/caste. Women

  20. Analyze the similarities and differences in the major belief systems that began in the classical period. The major philosophical systems and religions that began during this period addressed social problems, reflected cultural values and integrated new peoples into empires.

  21. Hindu temple at Prambanan

  22. Longmen Grottos, China

  23. Jewish Helios, 6th c.

  24. Landscape Painting by Tang Yin

  25. The Crucifixion, 420 CE.

  26. Analyze the similarities and differences in the expansion of civilization outside of China, India and the Mediterranean. Olmec, Chavin, Maya Japan Polynesia Axum/Ethiopia