AP World Vocabulary Page

    Vocabulary assignments are completed by using all the words in the weekly list in one comprehensive paragraph.  The paragraph does not need to be written in any specific format and does not have either a minimum or a maximum length requirement.  Each word needs to be used within the content of the paragraph to show that you have a functional historical understanding of the term.  The paragraph should be a narrative that shows you can use the terms within their proper historical context.  It should NOT be a nonsensical series of loosely connected definitions.  Please highlight each word for ease in grading. 



    Vocabulary #3 - Due Thursday or Friday, Sep 26th or 27th.

    1.  Monotheism (Monotheistic)

    2.  Islam

    3.  Muhammad

    4.  Caliph

    5.  Ummayad Caliphate

    6.  Abbassid Caliphate

    7.  Quran (Koran)

    8.  Abu Bakr

    9.  Sunni

    10.  Shia (Shi'ite)


    Vocabulary #2 - Due Thursday or Friday, Sep 19th or 20th.

    1.  Byzantine Empire

    2.  Caesaropapism

    3.  Feudalism

    4.  Lord

    5.  Vassal

    6.  Fief

    7.  Knight

    8.  Serf

    9.  Manor

    10. Pope


    Vocabulary #1 - Due Thursday or Friday, Aug 29th or 30th.

    1. Paleolithic Age

    2. Patriarchy

    3. Neolithic Age / Agricultural Revolution

    4. Civilization

    5. Classical Age / Empires

    6. Silk Road (Routes)

    7. Bureaucracy

    8. Indian Trade Network

    9. Trans-Sahran Trade Routes

    10. Cultural Diffusion

    11. Cultural Syncretism


    Sample Paragraph #1:

    The first period of human history is the Paleolithic Age.  During this period people were nomadic and hunted and gathered for survival.  With the development of agriculture humans entered into the Neolithic Age.  The once egalitarian nomads became defined by social and gender roles including male dominance known as patriarchy.  Small farming villages slowly grew into complex civilizations and eventually the classical empires of Rome, Han Dynasty China, and Gupta Dynasty India.  In order to govern these large states effectively governments were divided into bureacratic departments.  In addition the classical empires were connected by trade networks such as the Silk Road, Indian Ocean, and Trans-Saharan.  All of these routes helped to diffuse (or spread) goods, cultures, and technology.  When cultures blended to created new or modified versions of the original the process became know as cultural syncretism.