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Extra credit essay prompts
Please write a complete, elaborate, thesis using alternate words for the key words of the prompt. Please write a deep analysis at the end of this essay format. Remember the analysis is always “reasons” for change/continuity/ comparison or contrast. Use the following websites to help you with graphic organizers. You will use the following to write out your evidences. Graph organizer websites:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/graphicorganizers/
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html Yes, this is an extra credit assignment that goes in the essay section. You grade for it is divided into three main components: 1. Articulate Thesis worthy of three points 2. Justified Analysis worthy of three points 3. Elaborate Evidences that are well organized worthy of four points. Total 10 points Prompts: (Remember your number assigned to you in class)

1. Compare and contrast the following early civilizations’ cultural, political and social structures.     Mesopotamia    Egypt    Indus Valley  Shang China  Mesoamerica       2•    Compare and contrast the major religions we have studied: Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and African. Include when and where, strengths, weaknesses, leaders, how begun, how spread (especially missionary outreach) relationship to the state, role of women within each religion? How each of these religions changed over time.

3•    Compare and contrast the role of the following religions below played in promoting or impeding societal change in the classical to post classical era:     Christianity    Buddhism    Hinduism    Islam        Judaism

4. Compare and contrast the following empires: Han, Roman, Greek, Persian and Guptas as to strengths and weaknesses, leaders, accomplishments, and reasons for decline. 5. Compare and contrast the development of Buddhism in China versus India. Consider the impact of...
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