In the seventh week, students continue using the tools of the historian and apply that growing knowledge base to
their exploration of several regions of the world. Students will compare the development of civilizations, and their rise, fall, and influence, from the years 900 CE – 1200 CE. Students will engage the content covered, assess the Maxfield readings (A Comprehensive Outline of World History, chapters 24-26), and challenge each other’s assumptions about the past while discussing the social, political, and economic development of human collectives around the world.
Drawing from this week’s readings, respond to the following questions: What factors help to explain why large-scale polities began to take shape in sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas during this time period? How did those empires compare with the ancient ones of Eurasia and North Africa? Meanwhile, what major transformations were taking place in Christendom during this era, and how did developments there compare with ones in the Islamic world and Asia?
* Must reference from the listed reading and no longer than 300 words
* A Comprehensive Outline of World History, chapters 24-26
* Please no plagiarism