The essay will be prepared as an attached document in either Microsoft Word or a rtf formats and upon submission will be run through the turnitin originality evaluation process.
The essay should be from three to five pages of thoughtful collection and assimilation of what you have learned. Because the questions are so broad based, you will probably have to be selective and use examples of the phenomenon you are discussing and the themes you are developing. That is perfectly fine and in some respects the value and quality of your examples serve as very good indicators of your understanding of the historical processes and your analytical skills.
Theme 1: THE ENVIRONMENT: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
1. Explain how historical events have been influenced by physical and human geographic factors and in the case of the development of Egyptian civilization, the Greek city state, and Athenian democracy, and the rise of Rome.
Theme 2: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE
Analyze the ideas and governmental mechanisms to meet the needs and desires of populations, to regulate territory, to manage conflict, and to establish order and security for the ancient civilizations up to Rome.
Theme 3: THE ECONOMY: PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION
Explain how economic systems structure choices about how goods and services are to be produced and distributed and the major features of the ancient economies up to Rome.