Ch. 1: From Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations
I. Chapter Review
Directions: Use Ch. 1 to fully answer the following questions; if you understand these questions you should understand quiz and test questions.
A. Describe the human migration across the globe.
B. How and where did agricultural societies first emerge?
C. How did sedentary agriculture lead to societal changes?
D. What are the characteristics of civilization and where did the first ones arise?
E. How did geography influence the rise of civilization?
F. What political, social, economic, and religious institutions emerged?
G. What social hierarchies, gender relationships, and social inequalities arose?
H. How did civilized culture survive the rise and fall of regional states?
I. Describe the contributions of Judaism.
J. How were the first civilizations similar and different?
1. Map Exercises
Directions: Use the following maps in ch. 1 to answer these questions. The types of questions asked will help you understand how to analyze documents – thus improving your DBQ understanding.
A. Map 1.1: The Spread of Human Populations, c. 10,000 BCE (Pg. 10)
a. Why does Africa appear to be the home of humans and their near relatives?
b. What evidence verifies that man migrated to the Americas and Australia?
B. Map 1.2: The Spread of Agriculture (Pg. 11)
a. What region seems to be the most important core area for agriculture? Why?
b. What proof exists that agriculture originated in one area but spread to others?
c. What products seem to have had two areas of first cultivation?
d. Theorize how bananas, rice, and yams arrived in Africa?
C. Map 1.3: Egypt, Kush, Axum (Pg. 19)...