Grade 8 – New Centers of Civilization

September 15 to 19, 2014

Monday – Independence Day

Tuesday – Holiday

Wednesday – Review assignments. New Centers of Civilization, Glencoe World History, page 54 to 60, Chapter 2, Section 3 Assignment, page 60, 1 to 7. Due Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Thursday – Two journalists from Hong Kong will talk to us about Hong Kong and China, about history and politics, and answer questions.

Friday, September 19, 2014 – The Rise of New Empires, Glencoe World History, page 61 to 64.

Glue this into your notebook and answer the questions below.

  1. Define- satrapy, satrap, monarchy
  2. Identify- Assyrians, Nebuchadnezzar, Persians, Cyrus, Darius, Immortals, Zoroaster.
  3. Locate – Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, Royal Road
  4. Describe – Who were the Immortals? What was their significance in the Persian Empire?
  5. List the duties of the satraps of the Persian government.
  6. Compare – How were the Assyrian and Persian systems of government different?
  7. Organizing information – Create a chart identifying the differences between a religious system based on monotheism and one based on polytheism.
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