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UNIT 5: Early Belief Systems

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Unit 6. Order and Early Societies

How do diverse political structures and relationships distribute power and material resources? Through the rise of the Chinese empire, Mayan regional kingdoms, and the complex society of Igbo Ukwu, this unit considers the origins of centralized states and alternative political and social orders. It is related to Unit 5 because the ethical system developed by Confucius laid the foundations for later Chinese empires. more »

Unit 7. The Spread of Religions

How do religions interact, adopt new ideas, and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed. It is related to Unit 5 because earlier religious traditions provided the setting and background for the rise of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. more »

Unit 9. Connections Across Land

How were land-based trade routes conduits of both commerce and culture? The Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan Gold Roads, and the Meso-American Turquoise Road trace the transmission of commodities, religions, and diseases, as well as the movements of people. It is related to Unit 5 because religions moved across land routes in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas. more »

Unit 12. Transmission of Traditions

What are traditions and how are they transmitted? Islamic Spain, Korea, and West Africa provide examples of many different modes of transmission, including oral, written, artistic, and architectural. This unit is related to Unit 5 because it demonstrates the ways Islam traveled to Spain and the ways Confucianism traveled to Korea. more »





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