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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?


Renaissance means "rebirth".  For society, this meant a rebirth of arts, learning, religion and culture- all things that were missing in during hte Middle Ages.



Use these books as possible sources:

  1. The Renaissance by Letts, Rosa Maria  709.024 LET
  2. What Life was Like at the Rebirth of Genius : Renaissance Italy, AD 1400-1550 by the editors of Time-Life Books  945.05 WHA
  3. Leonardo da Vinci by Krull, Kathleen   92 LEO
  4. Michelangelo by Copplestone, Trewin T 759.4 COP



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