CHW 3M1  World History to 16th Century

World Map:  Connecting Ancient Civilizations

 

 

Gaining a holistic perspective of geography is extremely important for understanding the ancient world.  This map exercise is designed to show historical and geographic relationships and influences from a global perspective and distinguish the major civilizations that existed and co-existed throughout the ancient world from the world’s first civilization up to the 16th century. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Research and identify the time periods of existence for each of the civilizations on the list below. 
  2. Plan and organize your map by organizing the civilizations and time periods (see third column).  You must create a legend that organizes the time periods into 4-6 sections categorized by colours  (Parameters:  organize timeline into 4-6 colours / categories).  NOTE:  you must create a system that is clear, efficient and organized.
  3. Locate, outline and label the following civilizations and corresponding time periods on the attached map.  Make sure you include your Map Legend that specifies the civilization and time period and read over the Map Reminders.

 

Civilization

Time Period

(years in existence)

Map Legend

  • Egypt

3100 BCE-30 CE

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  • Aztec

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  • Inca

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  • Mesopotamia
    -Sumer
    -Assyria
    -Babylon
    -Akkad

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  • Maya

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  • Minoans Greece

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  • Kush (Africa)

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  • Persian Empire

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  • Carthaginians

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  • Ancient China

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  • Roman Republic

·                     

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  • Axum (Africa)

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  • Umayyad Emirate

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  • Carolingian Empire

·                     

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  • Byzantine Empire

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  • Abbasid Caliphate

·                     

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  • Ancient Japan

·                     

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  • Ancient Greece

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  • Holy Roman Empire

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  • Kievan Rus

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  • Ottoman Empire

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  • Ancient Israel

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  • Etruscans

·                     

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  • Roman Empire

·                     

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  • India

·                     

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Map Reminders

1.         All map symbols are identified in the legend. The legend should be positioned where it does not cover map information. It should be enclosed in a box.

2.         Colour symbols are identified in the legend using neat, uniform boxes.

3.         Labels are to be uniform in style and lettered horizontally whenever possible.

4.         The title is to be the largest label on the map. Whenever possible, it should be positioned near the top of the map.

5.         A North arrow is required on all maps.

6.         Shading should be light and uniform and should not cover other information shown on the map.

 

 

 

Rubric:  World Map:  Connecting Ancient Civilizations

Criteria

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

 

Knowledge / Understanding

 

-all civilizations and respective time periods are labeled clearly and accurately on map and legend

-most civilizations and time periods are labeled clearly and correctly

-some civilizations and time periods are correct; some minor inaccuracies or missing content

-many inaccuracies or missing content in labels or time periods

 

 

Thinking / Inquiry

 

-exceptionally constructed legend and map that is very neat, organized detailed, concise, efficient and logical

-proficiently constructed legend and map that is neat, organized concise, efficient and logical

-adequately constructed legend and map that is somewhat organized and logical

-legend needs to be ore organized,  clear and logical

 

Communication

 

- visual presentation of map and legend effectively showcases and connects the world’s ancient civilizations

-visual presentation of map and legend showcases and connects the world’s ancient civilizations

-adequate visual presentation of map and legend that needs to show stronger connections to the world’s ancient civilizations

-overall map and legend needs to be more visually appealing and makes limited connections to ancient civilizations

 

Application

 

-all map requirements are present and correctly implemented (title, labels, legend, shading, compass)

-most map requirements are completed

-some  map requirements are missing or incomplete

-multiple map requirements are missing