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Introduction to World History (1.1, 1.2)

Chapter One Sections One and Two

Tim Justice

on 7 September 2016

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An Introduction to World History
How do we define culture?
Paleolithic Age (2,500,000 BC to 8000 BC)
Early inhabitants were nomads
Neolithic Age (8000 BC to 3000 BC)
Time period when there was a transition from Nomads to Farmers.
How do we know what we know?
1. We will define what the term civilization means.

2. We will be able to identify the characteristics of cultures and how cultures spread.

3 We will be able to discuss the differences and similarities between the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages.
Human Origins
Seven Characteristics of Culture
1. Conflict (War)

2. Economic Organization ($$$)

3. Politics/Law

4. Values/Religion
5. Social Organization

6. Technology

7.Modes of Expression
Interaction among cultures:
Cultural Diffusion
The spread of people's way of life
A people's unique way of life, as shown by its tools, customs, arts, and ideas
Be aware of ethnocentrism
A member of a group that has no permanent home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water
Characteristics of early nomads:
Artistic Expression
People now settle down......A MAJOR CHANGE!!!!
Early Settlements occurred among the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
Water Supply and Silt, which was good for farming
Early Farming Methods
Slash and Burn
Farming method in which people clear fields by cutting and burning trees and grasses; the ashes serve to fertilize the soil
The taming of animals for human use
A human-made object, such as a tool, weapon, piece of jewelry, or money.
We will work with groups and complete the archeology of a coin. Each person is responsible for completing an archeology identification worksheet.
Archaeology of a Coin
Cultural Profile
Know your class culture. For each category below, meet two students that have different cultural backgrounds and record their answers.
1Ritual(you do with your family):

2.Religion (Denomination)/Belief System:

3.Technology (and how it improves your life):






9. Subculture:






How do we learn history?
Primary Sources:
Firsthand accounts of events/people:
Documents, photos, letters, diaries, etc

Secondary Sources:
Created by people who didn’t (or couldn’t) witness the event:
Biographies, textbooks, Internet, etc

Why Must We Learn History?
1. REASON ONE: To Help Us Develop Judgment in Worldly Affairs by Understanding the Past Behavior of People and Societies
History must serve as our laboratory, and the past must serve as our most vital evidence in the quest to figure out why people behave the way they do in societal settings. If decision makers do not consult history, they make decisions without all of the facts.

REASON TWO: To Help Us Understand Change and How the Community, Nation and World We Live in Came to Be
Each person’s world view is shaped by individual experiences, as well as the experiences of the group to which he or she belongs. If we are ignorant of the contemporary and historical experiences of a variety of cultures, then we cannot hope to understand why people, communities or nations behave the way they do or make the decisions they make.

REASON THREE: To Help Us Develop Essential Skills for Good Citizenship
Citizens are not born capable of ruling. They must be educated to rule wisely and fairly. The cornerstone of democracy is the informed citizen.

REASON FOUR: To Inspire Us
History teaches us that a single individual with great convictions or a committed group can change the world.

REASON FIVE: To Help Us Develop Essential Thinking Skills
Social Studies promotes:
Reading at the evaluation, synthesis, analysis and interpretation levels
Critical thinking skills through writing
Analytical thinking

Critical Thinking Activity:
1. We will discuss "What is History?"

2. We will analyze an artifact from our society.

3. We will work with Play-Doh and on our autobiography.
2016-2017 World History
The Syllabus--What to expect...
"Yet we will never actually see him in character. For we are separated by an electronic divide that precludes hearing the voice and cadence of this most talkative of men....We are left to deal with what has preserved--his words; the (William) Sherman of vast opinion."
--Robert L. O'Connell in Fierce Patriot
Find your date!
Agricultural Revolution
With your History Date--Develop the TOP 10 reasons to study history!
Using the Play-Doh provided, please create an object that best represents you in 5minutes!
Imagine this: the plane carrying your team has crashed on a desert island. Teams must choose only 12 items from around the room that they think would be most useful in their survival, ranking each item in order of importance. Alternatively, have individuals make their selections first and then have the group discuss and come to a consensus.
What is a civilization?
an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been reached.

the study of past events

What does the word "history" mean?
Why do we study it?
1. Who would you choose? Take five minutes to decide which 8 people you would save in a nuclear attack! (INDIVIDUALLY)
2. Now--Collaboratively--Work with your group and choose 8 that y'all would save together!
What is your why?
What is your why in this classroom?

What is your why in life?
1. We will discuss what a civilization is.

2. We will create our own civilizations.
1. Be Sitting in your seat BEFORE the bell rings and be ready for the CTA.
2. Keep the supply area at the back neat.
3. Phones=Should not be out.
1. Three Ring Binder
2. Three Dividers
3. Colored Pencils/Markers
1. Website=nbhsjustice.weebly.com
2. Twitter=BHS_Justice
3. Remind=DO IT!
So,What is history?
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