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AP World History – PIRATES

The ability to sort information into categories is an essential skill for APWH students. Listed below are some common categories that can be utilized. They relate to the 5 major themes of AP World History.


o having to do with gaining, seeking, and organizing power

o events related to the function of government: making laws, enforcing laws, and interpreting laws


o Having to do with how the environment shaped human societies and how humans shaped the environment

o Including such issues as demography, disease, migration, patterns of settlement, and environmental technology


o having to do with religious beliefs, whether organized or traditional

o the religious institutions of culture


o Having to do with art (visual, musical, written) and architecture


o Having to do with the technology used by the society

o New inventions


o Having to do with how people meet their basic material needs

o The production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services

o Including such issues as domestic and international trade, monetary policies and taxation


o Having to do with people in groups, their living together, and relations with one another

o Includes such issues as: gender, economic status and ethnicity

AP World History

Assignment #1

Chapters 1 and 2 (no outlines are due for these chapters)

PIRATES Comparison Chart of Early Civilizations

Due: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Directions: Read both chapters 1 and 2, paying close attention to the early civilizations presented. Those civilizations are Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley Civ., Shang China and...
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