History Unit 1 Topics For Essays

 
  1. This is the thread for
    History B: Unit 1 -
    Topic 1: The origins of WW1,
    Topic 2: Peacemaking, 1918–1919 and the League of Nations
    Topic 3 Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Second World War

    & also topic 4,5 & 6 can post for this thread also!!

    any idk predictions, revision resources, help on essay structure, questions!!.

    Last edited by graceelle; 28-05-2016 at 00:45.
  2. I'm doing topic 4,5,6 sadly (the Cold War) BUT I GOT E's in my mocks hahahahahha I'm so depressed right now the exam is in a week f m l

  3. I adore this specification, I actually can't wait for the exam!
    I did really well in my year 10 and year 11 mocks, so hopefully I can be on the same bar.
    As far as revision goes, just learning structure helps me, and a day before the exam, I go over all key events, facts, and dates.

Foundations 14% of the AP Exam

Climate
Climate has been a major factor in determining where people settled. Peopled settled in areas that has climates that would 
accommodate agriculture and livestock. 
Time Periods
• The Paleolithic Age refers to about 12,000 BC. During this time people were nomadic. 
• The Neolithic Age refers to the age from about 12,000 BC to about 8000 BC. It is during this time that people settled in 
communities and civilization began to emerge. 
• River Valley Civilizations refers to about 3500 to 1500 BC. The major River Valleys are described below. 
• Classical Civilizations refers to about 1000 BC to 600 CE. The major civilizations to emerge were Zhou and Han China, 
Greece and Rome, and the Gupta Empire.

THE RIVER-VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS
Each early civilization developed its own unique ways of life, but they all shared some common characteristics 
Complex irrigation systems 
legal codes 
money
art and written literature 
• More formal scientific knowledge, numbering systems, and calendars 
• Intensification of social inequality

COMPARISONS OF EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS
MESOPOTAMIA (developed by 3500 BCE):

  • Culture: Cuneiform; Extensive trade with Egypt and the Indus Valley; Epic of Gilgamesh; Early use of bronze tools, chariots; Advanced astronomy; math based on 60; Pessimistic view of world, perhaps due to irregular, unpredictable flooding of the rivers; Polytheism - gods powerful and often cruel; Kings powerful, but not divine 
  • Political Organization: City-states and warrior kings; Hammurabi's Code; Competition among city states as well as frequent invasions led to less political stability than in Egypt
  • Social Structure: Job specialization - farmers, metallurgist, 
    merchants, craftsmen, political 
    administrators, priests; 
    Social classes; 
     
    Marriage contracts, veils for women; 
    women of upper classes less equal than 
    lower class counterparts

Aboukhadijeh, Feross. "Unit 1 Foundations: Cram Packet" StudyNotes.org. Study Notes, LLC., 16 Nov. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2018. <https://www.apstudynotes.org/world-history/outlines/unit-1-foundations-cram-packet/>.

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