Thematic Essay: Spread of Belief Systems

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December 15, 2016 by mrcaseyhistory

Quaestio: How did religions influence the regions to which they spread?

Essay Materials:
Thematic Essay – Spread of Belief Systems
Spread of Belief Systems Essay Organizer
Global History Regents Thematic Essay Rubric

Revision Materials:
Rewriting the Thematic Essay – Spread of Belief Systems

Buddhism Info:
Crash Course: Buddha and Ashoka
Mauryan Empire
Expansion and Decline of the Kushan Empire
Silk Road Connections
Spread of Buddhism in East Asia
Crash Course: Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History
Global Textbook: Ch 3 Sec 3, 4; Ch 12 Sec 1, 3, 4, 5

Islam Info:
Crash Course: Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars
Sources of Islamic Tradition Texts
Sources of Islamic Tradition Questions
Spread of Islam DBQ
Al Andalus- Spain Under Muslim Rule
Mansa Musa- The Hajj that Changed History
Crash Course: Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Crash Course: Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade
Global Textbook: Ch 10 Sec 1, 2, 3; Ch 11 Sec 2, 3

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