Locating World History in Time and Environment
“If you would understandanything, observe its beginningand its development.”                 Aristotle
Part One:What is the point?
Memory
Memory is thetreasury andguardian of allthings.    Cicero
Without a memory, wouldyou recognize your family?
Recognize your house?
Know which friendsto lend money?
Know who, and who NOT to, love…
Be the personyou are?
How does thisthen apply to all ofus together?
The answer is thereason we study world history.
Part Two:Habits of Mind
Still dontget it?
“Intellectual growthshould commence at birthand cease only at death.”          Albert Einstein
Historymakes usbetterthinkers.
Worldviews shape perspectives
Analysis
Imagination
Communication
Commitment
Joy
Part Three:Periodization
So, what are we going to study?
The World
Old
New
Information Overload?
Valid Comparisons?
Peter Griffin invented the wheel?
Frazzled?
Basis for Comparison
Geographic Regions
Forces cut   across societies
MeasuringChange
Measuring Continuity
Five MajorThemes
Patterns and impacts of interaction
Impact oftechnology,economics, anddemography
Systems of socialstructure andgender structure
Cultural, intellectual, andreligious developments andinteractions
Changes in functions andstructures of states
Periodization
Foundations:8000BCE-600CE
Post ClassicalCivilizations: 600-1450CE
Beginnings of theModern World:1450-1750CE
Age ofRevolution:1750-1914CE
The Modern World:1914-2010CE
and now…the beginning…
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
Locating world history in time and environment
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  • Locating world history in time and environment

    1. 1. Locating World History in Time and Environment
    2. 2. “If you would understandanything, observe its beginningand its development.” Aristotle
    3. 3. Part One:What is the point?
    4. 4. Memory
    5. 5. Memory is thetreasury andguardian of allthings. Cicero
    6. 6. Without a memory, wouldyou recognize your family?
    7. 7. Recognize your house?
    8. 8. Know which friendsto lend money?
    9. 9. Know who, and who NOT to, love…
    10. 10. Be the personyou are?
    11. 11. How does thisthen apply to all ofus together?
    12. 12. The answer is thereason we study world history.
    13. 13. Part Two:Habits of Mind
    14. 14. Still dontget it?
    15. 15. “Intellectual growthshould commence at birthand cease only at death.” Albert Einstein
    16. 16. Historymakes usbetterthinkers.
    17. 17. Worldviews shape perspectives
    18. 18. Analysis
    19. 19. Imagination
    20. 20. Communication
    21. 21. Commitment
    22. 22. Joy
    23. 23. Part Three:Periodization
    24. 24. So, what are we going to study?
    25. 25. The World
    26. 26. Old
    27. 27. New
    28. 28. Information Overload?
    29. 29. Valid Comparisons?
    30. 30. Peter Griffin invented the wheel?
    31. 31. Frazzled?
    32. 32. Basis for Comparison
    33. 33. Geographic Regions
    34. 34. Forces cut across societies
    35. 35. MeasuringChange
    36. 36. Measuring Continuity
    37. 37. Five MajorThemes
    38. 38. Patterns and impacts of interaction
    39. 39. Impact oftechnology,economics, anddemography
    40. 40. Systems of socialstructure andgender structure
    41. 41. Cultural, intellectual, andreligious developments andinteractions
    42. 42. Changes in functions andstructures of states
    43. 43. Periodization
    44. 44. Foundations:8000BCE-600CE
    45. 45. Post ClassicalCivilizations: 600-1450CE
    46. 46. Beginnings of theModern World:1450-1750CE
    47. 47. Age ofRevolution:1750-1914CE
    48. 48. The Modern World:1914-2010CE
    49. 49. and now…the beginning…

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