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World History I   Tags: byzantine, china, greece, japan, middle_ages, renaissance, rome, russia, world_history  

World History- 1st Semester. From 5,000 B.C. to 1500 A.D and Includes Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mongols, China, Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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Please answer the following questions:

  1. What were the people like?
  2. What was the main religion? (Polytheistic/Monotheistic/ Name the god or some of the gods)
  3. What were some major ceremonies, feasts or sacred days?
  4. What was the food like?
  5. What did they do for protection?
  6. Who were some main people in the civilization?
  7. What type of government did they have?
  8. List a minimum of 3 conflicts and answer the following:  cause/effect, major people involved, brief summary of event
  9. How does this time period influence us today?


Founding of Russia, the conquest of the Mongols, the formation of China and the rise of Japan.



Use these books as sources:


  1. Russia by Derek C. Maus  947 RUS
  2. Rise of Russia by Wallace, Robert  947 WAL
  3. Russia by Fader, Kim Brown  947 FAD


  1. The Mongol Conquests: Time Frame AD 1200-1300 by the editors of Time-Life Books  T 909.2 MON
  2. Empire in the East: The Story of Genghis Khan by Rice, Earle  92 GEN
  3. Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire by Streissguth, Thomas  950.2 STR


  1. Chinese Life by Clements, Jonathan  951 CLE



  1. A Samurai Castle  by Macdonald, Fiona   T 952.2 MAC  



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