Egypt and the Indus River Valley!

No homework tonight, guys!  (Well.  There’s always the unit reading.  And quiz corrections.  And you could probably stand to start reviewing for the Unit One test on Thursday.  But there’s no assigned homework, so that’s something at least.)

Today we finished up talking about ancient Egypt through the Old Kingdom.  If we didn’t get to it in class, you might like to watch the Crash Course episode on this subject as a means of review:

We also began working on identifying the major political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic accomplishments of the Indus River Valley civilization by comparing what various AP World History textbooks have to say on the subject.  We’ll be finishing this up tomorrow, and then moving on to China.

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Remember, if you were absent for the reading quiz on Friday, you need to schedule a make-up with me as quickly as possible.  Everyone else: you have until Monday, August 17th at 4:30 PM to get your quiz corrections completed.

Happy studying, guys!

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Homework: Bronze Age Zaption!

Congratulations on making it through your first week of AP World History!  I hope you’re feeling more comfortable with the class– if you’re not, I strongly suggest that you make some time to either come and talk to me in person, or send me an email.  The sooner we address any concerns or anxieties you have about the course, the better.

Now, as to your homework this weekend: don’t worry, it’s not too much at all.  You have your Unit One Vocabulary assignment which is due on Monday, so don’t forget to finish that if you haven’t already, and you’re going to complete the Zaption video assignment linked below.

Basically, I’ve taken an online streaming video– a Crash Course video on the Bronze Age collapse, in this case– and added my own material and questions to it.  You’ll need to enter your full name before you watch the video– otherwise I won’t be able to give you credit!

Once you’ve entered your name, you can start the video.  You’ll need to answer the various questions as they appear in the video in order to get credit for the assignment.

Here’s the link, since I can’t embed this one:

Crash Course: Bronze Age Collapse Questions

Have a marvelous weekend!