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World History AP withMr. Derrick-Learning Targets Part2- The Classical Era in World History, 500B.C.E. -500C.E.
Chapter6- Classical Era Variations: Africa and the Americas500B.C.E.–1200C.E.

Learning Targets

★ Analyze classical civilizations thatevolvedoutsideof themorewell-known civilizations of Eurasia
★ Comparethedevelopmentof civilizationsinAfrica and the Americas

★ Examinethefactorsthatmakecivilizationsdevelop andanalyzewhytheydevelop differentlyin someregions
★ Distinguishthecharacteristics of complex civilizationsandjudgewhether theycould develop without any recognizable centralized control

Big Picture Questions

1. “The particular cultures and societies of Africa and of the Americas discussed in this chapter
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(pron. cha-BEAN)
Coptic Christianity: The Egyptian variety of Christianity, distinctive in its belief that Christ has only a single, divinenature.
Ezana: King of Axum in the early fourth century c.e. who established Christianity in his state. (pron. eh-TZAHN-ah)
Hopewell culture: Named from its most important site (in present-day Ohio), this is the most elaborate andwidespreadoftheNorth American mound-building cultures; flourishedfrom200b.c.e. to400c.e.
Jenne-jeno: Largest and most fully studied of the cities of the Niger Valley civilization. (pron. JENNay JENN-oh)
Maya: Themajorclassicalcivilization ofMesoamerica; flourishedfrom250to900c.e.

Meroë: City in southern Nubia that was the center of Nubian civilization between 300 b.c.e. and 100 c.e. (pron. MER-oh-ee)
Moche: An important regional civilization of Peru, governed by warrior-priests; flourished from around 100to800c.e. (pron. MO-che)
Mound Builders: Members of any of a number of cultures that developed east of theMississippiRiverin what is now the United States and that are distinguished by their large earthen mounds, builtduring theperiod2000b.c.e. –1250c.e.
Nazca: A civilization of southern coastalPeru, theNazcabecamefamous fortheirundergroundirrigation channels and their gigantic and mysterious lines in the desert in the form of monkeys, birds, spiders, andotherdesigns. (pron. NAHZ-kah)
Niger Valley civilization: Distinctive city-basedcivilization
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