You will create a Religion Matrix. This matrix will give you a quick overview of the main religions as you study for the religion exam and the AP exam. The matrix may be done in any fashion; the only requirement is that it be on one sheet of 8 1⁄2 x 11 paper. You may create the matrix by hand or by computer, the choice is your. This assignment is due on September 14, at the end of the class period.
Here are the criteria for the matrix:
Religions to use in matrix:
The following must be included for all religions:
Creation Myth / Narratives / Stories
Relationship with God – Goal of Life
Rules for Moral Conduct
Rituals Particular Dress / Clothing
Hierarchy / Organization
Here a quick project on Rome. The purpose is to see how Rome has changed from a Republic (507 BCE to 27 BCE) to an Empire ( 27 BCE to 476 CE). Be sure to read the sheet for the complete instructions. This assignment will be turned in on Sept 7 by the end of the class period.
Exam 2 covers chapters 3 and 4. This is the Classical Period in India and China. The Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties in China plus the Mauryan and Gupta empires in India. Below you will find a podcast and lecture notes that will help with your studies.
Here is a link to the podcast for the Unit 2 exam.
Here are three readings on China. The questions for each reading is below and are due at the end of your class period. They may be written out or sent in email. If emailed, send to email@example.com
Mencius’s argument that the king has failed to be a kind ruler; why a change in the king’s attitude would be good for all the people, including the king?
Why would salt be a good commodity for taxes? How does salt mining relate to the advantages and disadvantages of a centralized government?
Discuss the contradiction between the sense of seclusion of such a dwelling, with its encompassing perimeter walls, and the openness of its interior.
Here is a very interesting article from the Smithsonian Magazine that ties in with our starting of A History of the World in Six Glasses.