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Doing World History

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Trevor Oftedal

on 17 August 2016

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Transcript of Doing World History

Asking Questions
1. Higher Level Questions ONLY (good rule of thumb: how or why)

2. Must be answerable from the textbook chapter we are covering


Diffusion
Refers to the spreading out of people, idea, goods, etc.

ex: How did Buddhism spread from India to China?
ex: Why did the Bubonic Plague spread from Central Asia to Europe?
Big Picture
Take the thesis of the chapter and turn it into a how or why question.










How did Pastoral peoples increase interaction between Eurasian societies during the Post-Classical Era?
Syncretism
The mixing of two elements together to create something new.

ex. Why did Africans blend their traditional shamanistic religions with Catholicism when enslaved in the Caribbean?
ex: How was Communism in the Soviet Union a blend of Marxism and Russian values?
Comparison (and contrast)
Identifying
similarities and differences
among civilizations in reference to a specific theme.

ex: Why were the motives for exploration similar and different in China and Europe?
ex: How were the Indus River Valley and Nile River Valleys similar and different in terms of their adoption and intensification of farming?
Common Phenomena
Natural or historical events and developments that two separate regions share.

ex: Why was monumental architecture used as a method of control in Mesopotamia and the Americas during the Pre-Classical Era?
ex: How were peasants subjugated by landowning nobles in Japan and Russia in the time between 1800-1914?
5 Questions
Doing World History
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