Dar al-Islam Activity

For this activity you will select THREE of the people listed below and create a trading card for them. The trading card will include a picture of the person, you may copy and paste today. Be sure to include the following: name, dates, accomplishments, contributions to society, influence on others, and anything that may be a really off beat. This assignment is due at the end of the period in which it is assigned.

People for the Dar al-Islam Trading Card activity.
Al Razi
A’ishah Bint Yusuf Al-Bayniyyah
Ibn Khaldun
Ibn Battuta
Ibn Sina
Nasir Din Tusi


Late Work UPDATE

This update takes effect IMMEDIATELY.  We want to take a moment and update you on the AP World policy on late work.  All work is due on the date that was assigned by the teacher.  Any work that is turned in after the due date will lose 25%.  That means the most you would get on a 100 point assignment would be 75 points.  

You are able to in your work at any point for grading up to the next Unit Exam.  Once the Unit Exam has been given, no work from that unit will be accepted unless prior arrangements were made with the instructor.

To recap, work is due on the assigned due date.  Late work will be worth 75% of the possible points.  Late work can be submitted at any point prior to the Unit Exam.  There will be no late work accepted after the Unit Exam.

On last note, late work will be graded, there is no guarantee when it will be graded, but it will be graded.  Do not expect immediate grading with late work.

If you have any further questions, please contact your AP World teacher.


HIPP Practice #2

Using the document below answer HIPP. (Historical Context, Intended Audience, Purpose, and Point of View)


AP Classroom

Here are the instructions for joining the AP Classroom. It is expected that all students join. There will be quizzes, tests, and exams given in AP Classroom.

AP Classroom


History of the World in Six Glasses

We are starting the book, A History of the World in 6 Glasses.  We need to read chapters 1 and 2 by Friday, August 28.  These discussion questions need to be completed by Friday, August 28.


Chapter 1: A Stone Age Brew

Note: The first 4 chapters deal with early foundations of civilizations and classical civilizations, roughly from the beginning of the Agricultural Revolution around 8000 BCE to the end of the classical era, around 600 CE.

1. What were the consequences of the Agricultural Revolution?

2. What is the archaeological evidence that supports the cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing of cereal grains?
3. Farming led to food surpluses. Explain that developments that occurred as a result of a food surplus.

4. Identify 3 reasons for the switch to farming.

5. How were grain storehouses related to the temples and the government?

6. What is the relationship of beer to the growth and development of these early civilizations? Give specific examples of how beer led to elements of civilization such as writing. This should be a longer summary response of 1-2 paragraphs, covering the material of the entire chapter.

Chapter 1 Reading

Chapter 2: Civilized Beer

1. Mesopotamia  is  the  “land  between  the  2  rivers.”    What  are  the  two  rivers?

2. Explain the importance of the grain surplus to the development of civilization.

3. Identify the staples of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian diets.

4. Identify ways in which beer was used in daily life, in religion, as medicine, and in burials.

5. Explain how beer had civilizing influences and shaped the development of Mesopotamia and Egypt. This
should be a longer summary response of 1-2 paragraphs, covering the material of the entire chapter.

Chapter 2 Reading