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AP World History II

AP World History II Summer Assignment 2014 Ms Ferrara Summer Assignment Due Monday September 14 2015 Advanced Placement World History II is a thematic college level course designed to familiarize students with the broad patterns of the human experience Students will concentrate on change and continuity over time the unique aspects of social institutions and the common characteristics that tie them together and the dynamics of how cultural interactions have shaped history since recorded history Students are charged with the role of historian and will engage in a host of activities that encourage critical thinking and hone their ability to debate established historical interpretations and express their educated views using primary source documents Throughout the academic year students will actively compare cultures and look for historical patterns that stretch across units and tie all human populations together throughout history The primary purpose of this summer assignment is to help you acquire the base knowledge necessary for instant immersion in AP World History once the 2015 2016 academic year begins Your summer assignment provides you with choices In order to fully immerse you into historical thinking and prepare you to be awesome complete one of the following For each option you will be required to read a text and answer questions that follow Option 1 This Fleeting World David Christian ISBN 13 978 1 933 782 04 1 Provide short answers to the Big Picture History Questions Your answers must satisfy the following requirements 1 Each answer should be about 1 to 2 paragraphs long 2 Start each answer with a sentence or two that express your main idea s Think in terms of patterns or themes 3 The idea s must be clear logical and argumentative can be supported by evidence from the book 4 Provide specific evidence examples from the book that will support ideas expressed at the beginning of your short answer Whether it is a direct quote or a reference indicate the page in parenthesis You must have at least one example from each ERA identified in the book 5 Your answers should be done in complete sentences Your work must be typed Proofread grammar and spelling count
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Big Picture History Questions Answer 5 of 9 1 How did development of and interaction between various species impact trade exchange of ideas and distribution of resources throughout the history of humanity 2 What trends characteristics of humanity changed over time and which ones remained the same Think of human ability to communicate organize create destroy etc 3 What factors influenced the development and spread of technologies through time 4 What factors influenced changes in demography population growth decline through time 5 Analyze human impact on environment through time Provide specific examples 6 Analyze changes and continuities i e consistencies in the way human societies are structured think social classes 7 What elements of human culture caused the most profound changes within and between societies throughout history There are many complex definitions of culture and human culture that you might want to explore before answering this question 8 Provide at least three ideas theories that caused the most influential changes in the world For this question you can provide at least one important idea per era 9 How did political organization and functions of states change over time Think of systems of government expectations of ruled and rulers responsibilities and loyalty of citizens etc Option 2 A History of the World in Six Glasses Tom Standage ISBN 13 978 0 80271552 4 Provide Short Answers to the 6 Glasses Questions Your answers must satisfy the following requirements 1 Each answer should be about 1 to 2 paragraphs long 2 Start each answer with a sentence or two that express your main idea s Think in terms of patterns or themes 3 The idea s must be clear logical and argumentative can be supported by evidence from the book 4 Provide specific evidence examples from the book that will support ideas expressed at the beginning of your short answer Whether it is a direct quote from the book or a reference paraphrase indicate the page in parenthesis 5 Your work should be done in complete sentences Your work must be typed Proofread grammar and spelling count
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6 Glasses Questions Answer 5 of 10 1 How might beer have influenced the transition from hunting and gathering to agricultural based societies 2 What opportunities associated with wine drinking did men have in ancient Greece that women did not 3 Why was wine adopted as a ritual drink in Christianity but Islam prohibited the use of alcohol 4 Read the following quote from the book Distilled drinks alongside firearms and infectious diseases helped to reshape the modern world by helping the inhabitants of the Old World to establish themselves as rulers of the New World 129 Do you agree or not agree Why or why not Support your argument with specific examples 5 Describe coffee s effect on the balance of power between various regions of the world 6 Why was tea so important to China s economy and its relationship with other countries 7 How did tea change history in India 8 How did Coca Cola become the world s most recognized product How does Coca Cola affect and how is it affected by people s views of the United States 9 Of the six the author discusses which beverage do you think has played the most significant role in history What beverages have been left out of this book that might have had an impact on society 10 What do you think is the beverage for the next era in history Do you agree with the author s choice in the epilogue Defend your choice I look forward to a great year If you have any questions you can email me at aferrara stanthonyshs org This assignment is due the first day of full classes Monday September 14 2015
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