World History I Notes

  • WHI.2a: Geography & Early Man

    1) How did the geographic environment impact hunter-gatherer societies?"},{"left":"Essential Vocabu


  • WHI.2b: Paleolithic Societies

    1) What are the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies?"},{"left":"Essential Vocabu


  • WHI.2c: Neolithic Societies

    1. What are the characteristics of Neolithic societies?\n1. How did technological and social developments change life for Neolithic societies?"},{"left":"Essential Vocabul


  • WHI.2d: Role of Archaeologists

    1. How do archaeological discoveries change our understanding of early societies?"},{"left":"Essential Vocabu


  • WHI.3a: Geography of River Valley Civilizations

    1. Where and when did early river valley civilizations develop?\n1. What were the major geographic features of early river valley civilizations?"},{"left":"When and where di


  • WHI.3b: Social, Political, and Economic Patterns of River Valley Civilizations

    1. What social patterns developed in Ancient River Valley Civilizations?\n1. What political patterns developed in Ancient River Valley Civilizations?\n1. What economic patterns developed in Ancient River Valley Civilizations?"},{"left":"Why are river val


  • WHI.3cd: Religious Traditions in River Valley Civilizations & Judaism

    1. What religious traditions developed in river valley civilizations? How did they interact?\n1. What are the origins, beliefs, traditions, and customs of Judaism?\n1. How did Judaism spread?"},{"left":"What role did rel


  • WHI.3e: Development of Language and Writing in River Valley Civilizations

    1. Why were language and writing important cultural innovations?\n1. What written languages were developed? Where?"},{"left":"Why were language


  • WHI.4a: The Persian Empire

    1. When did the Persian Empire begin and end?\n1. Where was the Persian Empire located?\n1. What were the religious beliefs and practices of the Persians?\n1. What were the political patterns developed by the Persians?"},{"left":"Where was the Per


  • WHI.4b: The Indian Empire

    1. Where was the Indian civilization located? How did its geography impact its development?\n1. How was Indian society originally organized?\n1. What role did the Mauryan Empire play in India’s development?\n1. What role did the Gupta Empire play in India’s development?"},{"left":"Where did the Cla


  • WHI.4c: Hinduism

    1. What are the origins, beliefs, traditions, and customs of Hinduism?\n1. How did Hinduism spread?"},{"left":"How did Hinduism


  • WHI.4d: Buddhism

    1. What are the origins, beliefs, traditions, and customs of Buddhism?\n1. How did Buddhism spread?"},{"left":"Who is the founde


  • WHI.4ef: Classical China

    1. Where did the Chinese civilization develop?\n1. What are the major developments of the early Chinese empire?\n1. What was the impact of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism on Chinese culture and society?"},{"left":"Where was classic


  • WHI.5a: Location & Geography of Ancient Greece

    1. Where and when did the Greek civilization develop?\n1. What were the major geographic features of the Greek civilization?"},{"left":"When did the Gree


  • WHI.5b: Greek Social and Religious Structure

    1. How was Ancient Greece’s society structured?\n1. How was Ancient Greece’s religion structured?\n1. How did the religion of Ancient Greece impact Western civilization?"},{"left":"How was Ancient G


  • WHI.5c: Athens & Sparta

    1. Describe the culture of Athens.\n1. Describe the culture of Sparta.\n1. Describe citizenship in the Greek polis.\n1. How did democracy develop in Athens?"},{"left":"What was the cent


  • WHI.5d: Persian and Peloponnesian Wars

    1. How did the Persian Wars impact the development of Greece?\n1. How did the Golden Age of Pericles impact the development of Greece?\n1. How did the Peloponnesian Wars impact the development of Greece?"},{"left":"Who fought in the


  • WHI.5ef: Macedonian Conquest & Contributions of Ancient Greece

    1. What was the significance of the conquest of Greece by Macedonia and the formation and spread of Hellenistic culture?\n1. What were the contributions in drama, poetry, history, sculpture, architecture, science, mathematics, and philosophy made by the Greeks?"},{"left":"How did Phillip o


  • WHI.6a: Ancient Rome's Geography

    1. Where and when did the Roman civilization develop?\n1. What were the major geographic features of the Roman civilization?"},{"left":"When did Rome eme


  • WHI.6bc: The Religious and Social Structure of Ancient Rome

    1. Describe the social structure of Ancient Rome.\n1. Describe how Rome’s religion was structured.\n1. What were the cultural contributions of Ancient Rome?"},{"left":"What was Roman my


  • WHI.6ef: The Pax Romana & Imperial Rome

    1. How did the Roman Republic evolve into Imperial Rome?\n1. What is the Pax Romana?\n1. How did the Pax Romana impact Rome’s economy?\n1. How did the Pax Romana impact Rome’s society?\n1. How did the Pax Romana impact Rome’s political system?"},{"left":"What caused the e


  • WHI.6g: The Fall of the Western Roman Empire

    1. What caused the decline of the Western Roman Empire?"},{"left":"What caused the


  • WHI.7abc: The Origins of Christianity & Its Role in Europe

    1. What are origins, beliefs, traditions, customs of Christianity?\n1. How and where did Christianity spread?\n1. How did the Church help to unify Europe after the collapse of Rome?\n1. What events led to the spread and influence of Christianity and the Catholic Church throughout Europe?"},{"left":"How did Christian


  • WHI.8ab: Location & Geography of the Byzantine Empire and Emperor Justinian

    1. When and where did the Byzantine Empire develop?\n1. How did geography influence the establishment of Constantinople as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire?\n1. What were the contributions of Justinian?"},{"left":"When did the Byza


  • WHI.8ce: Byzantine Art & Architecture and Influence of Byzantine Culture

    1. What are the characteristics of Byzantine art and architecture?\n1. How did the Byzantine Empire preserve Greek and Roman traditions?\n1. How did the Byzantine culture influence Eastern Europe?"},{"left":"What enabled the


  • WHI.8d: The Split Between the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church

    1. What caused the split between the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church?"},{"left":"What weakened th


  • WHI.9a: Origins of Islam

    1. What are the origins, beliefs, traditions, and customs of Islam?\n1. What locations are important to Islam? Why?\n1. Where did Islam spread? How did it spread?\n1. What historical turning points are important to the spread and development of Islam?"},{"left":"What is the basis


  • WHI.9b: Influence of Geography on Islamic Empire

    1. How did geography influence the origin and spread of Islam?\n1. How did geography influence the economic, social, and political development of the Islamic civilization?"},{"left":"What helped Musli


  • WHI.9c: Cultural and Scientific Contributions and Achievements of the Islamic Empire

    1. What are the cultural contributions and achievements of the Islamic civilization?\n1. What are the scientific contributions and achievements of the Islamic civilization?"},{"left":"What are the majo


  • WHI.10a-d: Societies of Western Europe During the Middle Ages

    1. When did the societies of Western Europe develop?\n1. Where did the societies of Western Europe develop during the Middle Ages?\n1. What were the foundations of early medieval society?\n1. How did the Franks develop socially, religiously, and culturally during the Age of Charlemagne?\n1. How did the Angles, Saxons, and Magyars develop socially, religiously, and culturally during the Middle Ages?\n1. How did the Vikings develop socially, religiously, and culturally during the Middle Ages?"},{"left":"When did Germanic


  • WHI.10e: Feudalism & the Manor System and WHI.14d: Cultural Achievements of the Medieval Period

    1. Why did feudalism and the manor system develop in Europe during the Middle Ages?\n1. How did feudalism and the manor system work?\n1. How was Greek, Roman, and Arabic philosophy, medicine, and science preserved and transferred to Western Europe?"},{"left":"Why did people en


  • WHI.14b: The Emergence of Centralized Monarchies

    1. What were the distinctive political developments that lead to a centralized monarchy in England?\n1. What were the distinctive political developments that lead to a centralized monarchy in France?\n1. What were the distinctive political developments that lead to a centralized monarchy in Spain?\n1. What were the distinctive political developments that lead to a centralized monarchy in Russia?"},{"left":"When did European


  • WHI.14b: The Crusades

    1. Why were the Crusades fought?\n1. What were the effects of the Crusades?\n1. What caused the fall of Constantinople?"},{"left":"Who carried out t


  • WHI.14c: Bubonic Plague

    1. What was the impact of the bubonic plague on Europe?"},{"left":"When did the Bla


  • WHI.11ab: Global and Regional Trade Routes

    1. Where were the major global and regional trade routes located?\n1. When did these major global and regional trade routes develop?\n1. What technological advances, goods, and ideas spread along these major global and regional trade routes?"},{"left":"When did several


  • WHI.11c: Civilizations and Empires of Asia

    1. How did Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the Chinese culture impact the development of Japan?\n1. How did the Mongols impact the development of Asia?"},{"left":"Why was Japanese


  • WHI.12abc: Civilizations and Empires of Africa

    1. Where did the civilizations and empires of Africa develop?\n1. When did the civilizations and empires of Africa develop?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of Axum?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of Zimbabwe?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of the Western African kingdoms?\n1. How did Europeans interact with these societies?"},{"left":"Where did the Afr


  • WHI.13abc: Civilizations of the Western Hemisphere

    1. Where did the civilizations of the Western Hemisphere develop?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of the Mayan civilization?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of the Aztec civilization?\n1. What were the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural patterns of the Incan civilization?\n1. What were some achievements of the Mayan, Aztec, and Ican civilizations?\n1. How did Europeans interact with these societies?"},{"left":"Where did the civ


  • WHI.15ab: Economic & Cultural Foundations of the Italian Renaissance and Rise of Italian City-States

    1. What were the economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance?\n1. What were the cultural foundations of the Italian Renaissance?\n1. What events led to the rise of Italian city-states?\n1. How did the Italian city-states develop politically?"},{"left":"Why did Italy bec


  • WHI.15cd: The Contributions of Artists, Philosophers, and Writers of the Italian and Northern Renaissance

    1. How was art and literature of the Renaissance different from the medieval period?\n1. What contributions did artists and philosophers of the Renaissance make?\n1. What contributions did writers of the Northern Renaissance make?\n1. How were the Italian and Northern Renaissance similar and different?"},{"left":"Who helped suppor


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