Sociology and New Belief Systems

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WHAP 95 Theses
2012

Period 1: to 600 B.C.E. Technological and Environmental Transformations; Ancient Civilizations

1.1 Big Geography and Peopling the Earth

1. Describe and evaluate Paleolithic human society; demography, migrations, social gender structures and impact on environment.

1.2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies

10,000 years ago the Neolithic Revolution led to the development of more complex economic and social systems

2. Compare and contrast the locations of first Agricultural societies, the plants and animals they domesticated and their impact on the environment (Mesopotamia, Nile River, Sub-Saharan Africa, Indus River, Huang He valley and Mesoamerica)

Agriculture and Pastoralism began to transform human societies

3. Describe and evaluate the changes in demography, social structure and technology that accompany the Neolithic Revolution

1.3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral and Urban Societies

Core Civilizations developed in regions where agriculture flourished

4. Locate the following on your map: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Mohenjo-Daro, Shang, Olmec and Chavin [pic]

First Political States Emerged within core Civilizations

5. Compare and Contrast the political structures, new weapons, modes of transportation and methods of territorial expansion. (Egypt, Mesopotamia)

Culture played a significant role in unifying states

6. Compare and contrast the use of monumental architecture, arts, record keeping, legal codes, religious beliefs, long distance trade and literature. (Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, the Americas)

Period 2: 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies; Classical Civilizations

2.1 The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions

Codification and further development of existing religious traditions unified the people and provided an ethical code to live by.

7. Compare and contrast beliefs, relationship with political authorities and contributions to social order of Judaism and Hinduism

New belief systems emerged and spread asserting universal truths.

8. Compare and contrast the locations of founding, circumstances of founding, basic beliefs and relationship with political authority of new belief systems. (Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism Christianity and Greco-Roman philosophy)

9. Compare and contrast the responsibilities and rewards of believers, the extent and method of expansion of new belief systems. (Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism Christianity and Greco-Roman philosophy)

Belief Systems affected Gender roles.

10. Compare and contrast the impact on gender roles of Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism.

Other religious and cultural traditions persisted.

11. Describe and evaluate the locations, beliefs and practices of Animism, Shamanism and ancestor veneration.

Artistic expressions show distinctive cultural developments.

12. Compare and contrast the distinctive literature and drama, architecture, and sculpture of Greece, Rome, India and Mesoamerica.

2.2 The Development of States and Empires.

Empires expanded and imposed political unity

13. Locate the Persian, Qin, Han, Maurya, Gupta, Rome, Greek, Maya, Teotihuacan and Moche Empires

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Classical Empires developed new administrative methods.

14. Compare and contrast the administrative systems of the empires of Persia, Qin, Han, Maurya, Gupta Alexander and Rome....
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