There are 3 Essay questions below. You must answer all 3!We have looked at a number of civilizations beginning with the Sumerians and ending with the Arabs and the Europeans during the Renaissance and Reformation.
We have (as a species) grown (Renaissance and medicines/technology) from the primitive lifestyles of the Sumerians, yet we have also regressed to the engagement with genocide against our perceived enemies.
How does a civilization become a civilization or empire? What are the characteristics of a civilization ? Are there any civilizations or cultures who acted in a ‘nice, kind, tolerant, open’ manner? What happens to anyone who is residing on the land before the other civilization takes over? [I am not asking you to address each of these but to consider the answers to these questions as you read further].
Of all the civilizations to have existed (not just the ones we have looked at but you may have some awareness of others), what distinguishes them, or are they all the same? What is the purpose of a civilization (if any)? What would we consider to be an ideal civilization? And maybe even more important than any other question – in a civilization or culture exists government. What is the purpose of that government within the civilizations.
Having considered what the ideal is, consider all that have existed, and what culture or civilization comes closest – what is it about that civilization or culture that makes it more ideal.
If it is so ideal, do you think it is a reasonable idea to integrate every culture together – will that make it better?
What then does the future hold for the world? What direction are we headed?
Are there a lot of questions above? Yes. Do you have to answer each one in a list? No. You can read through and as I explained above, think about it. In truth, it is really one stream of consciousness – one question, one idea, broken into parts. Think about it, consider all we have studied, and then engage the material.
I am sorry you cannot simply type some easy question into google and get an answer. It is impossible to do that and fully engage the material – and I will know some of you may have tried – please don’t.
Essay Question Number 2: 15 points
Speech and Behavior Codes.
Using the above 3 words (not the ‘and’), considering all the various civilizations/cultures, develop an well thought out answer.
Essay Question Number 3: 5 points
(In more than 1-2 paragraphs)
Tell me something you learned and why it is new to you / why you didn’t know it, and how the information will make you think about things differently as you get older.