World History
2nd Semester Review
Schill

Guide Lines & Suggestions:
1) look through the old tests
- be familiar with the big picture questions, not the details so much
- get a general feel for important names, countries, sequence of events
- recall the various religious struggles, concepts, development
- remember how the various governments were formed & structured (particularly with Western Europe)
2) go on-line (www.blueladder.com – click “history box”) & use:
- all notes
- study/reading guides
- essay questions
- all objective tests from this quarter – posted by Saturday, May 19
- essay for 2nd semester exam
- questions from student presentations
3) go to the textbook web site & read the chapter summaries for help in recalling the “big picture”

2nd Semester Material (chapters: 12/13/16 + portions of chapters 6/7/8/9 & outside notes):
- Early Middle Ages
- High Middle Ages
- Late Middle Ages & Renaissance
- China
- Japan
- Africa

IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE
Western Europe
- Decline of Rome
- Goths
- Byzantine Empire
- Arian & Nicene Creeds
- Eastern Influences (Arabs)
- Roman Catholic Church
- Monks & Priests & early structure
- Division between east & west Catholic church
- feudal society
- Franks
- Relations between church & feudal governments
- Charlemagne
- The Manor & Serfdom
- Investiture Struggle
- Vassalage and the Fief
- Crusades
- Rise of Merchants
- social mobility
- Schools & Universities
- Curriculum
- Nobles & Clergy
- Peasants
- Hundred Years War
- Joan of Arc
- French & English
- The Black Death
- Humanism
- Renaissance
- Secular
- Machiavelli
- Legalists & the Confucian Scholars
- Dynastic Cycle
- Yin & Yang
- Buddhism
- Genghis khan and the Mongols
- Feudal Japan
- Emperor, Kuge & Buke
- Ronin & Ninja
- Shinto
- Zen
- Way of the Warrior (Bushido)
- Imperialism
- Industrialization
- “White Man’s Burden”
- Initiation
- Ritual
- Ancestral Worship
- early African history
- hunters & gatherers
- proverbs/oral tradition
- Arab influences

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