Latest News


Monday 08.22.2018

WELCOME! Follow my TWITTER ACCOUNT (@DavidGAtwill) and get hints and tips for quizzes, tests and lectures.

_________________________

Daily Quizzes

Beginning Wednesday August 22, there will be a quiz during each lecture Each quiz will be worth 10 http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/g/dga11/HIST10_FA_2018.htmlpoints and will be taken at the end of the lecture. The quiz will typically be one question on the material covered in that lecture. (In other words, if you show up you should be able to answer the question).

_________________________

 

 

discussion sections

Section 1 - 11:15-12:05
(215 HAMMOND)
TA: Kelly Douma

Section 2 - 12:20-1:10
(215 HAMMOND)
TA: Kelly Douma

Section 3 - 11:15-12:05
(106 SACKETT)
TA: Ugyan Choedup

Section 4 - 10:10-11:00
(204 SACKETT)
TA: Rick Daily

Section 5 - 11:15-12:05
(221 HAMMOND)
TA: Rick Daily

Section 6 - 10:10-11:00
(107 SACKETT)
TA: Ugyan Choedup


Week 1

example graphic

Aug 20 (MON): Introduction to Course
Aug 22 (WED): The First Revolutions: Food and Sex
Aug 24 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: (refers to MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects):Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool(Wed); 33-36 (Wed); 37-42 (Wed)

iWORK:3D Ain Sakhri Lovers
PODCAST & IMAGES: Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool (Wed); Bird Shaped Pestle (Wed), Ain Sakhri Lovers Figurine (Wed)

Week 2

example graphic

Aug 27 (MON):City Slickers: Moving Beyond Farming
Aug 29 (WED):Beer: The Foundation of Civilization
Aug 31 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle [alt] (Mon); 69-79 [alt] (Mon); 96-101[alt] (Wed); 90-94 [alt] (Wed);
iWORK: Epic of Gilgamesh (FRI) (Graphic Novel Version)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle (Mon); Standard of Ur (Mon); Flood Tablet (Wed); Early Writing Tablet (Wed)

Week 3

example graphic

Sept 3 (MON)Labor Day - No Class
Sept 5 (WED)Environmental Apocalypse?
Sept 7 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 78-83 (Wed) [alt]
iWORK:No Assignment
PODCAST & IMAGES: Indus Seal (Wed)

Week 4

example graphic

Sept 10 (MON):Sorting Fact from Fiction: The Ancient World
Sept 12 (WED):Harmonizing China's Past
Sept 14 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION (Map Quiz #1)

READINGS:111-116(Mon) [alt]; 146-152 (Wed) [alt] ; 191-195 (Wed) [alt];
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Study Guide #1 (Blank version)
PODCAST:Minoan Bull Leaper (Mon); Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel (Wed); Chinese Bronze Bell (Wed);

Week 5

example graphic

Sept 17 (MON)Oracles: Seeing the Future to Understand the Past
Sept 19 (WED)Wine in Greece and Rome
Sept 21 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 171-176 (Wed) [alt]; 228-234 (Wed) [alt]
iWORK: Oracle at Delphi Not Just Hot Air; Oracle of Delphi
PODCAST: Parthenon Sculpture; Warren Cup;

Week 6

example graphic

Sept 24 (MON):Mid-term Quiz #1 [STUDY GUIDE]
Sept 26 (WED):Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Sept 28 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:None
PODCAST: None
QUIZ #1 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE

Week 7

example graphic

Oct 1 (MON)Roman Heroes: Marvel or DC?
Oct 3 (WED)Byzantium & Saving the Roman Empire
Oct 5 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION [AENEID]


READINGS:
221-227 (Mon)[alt];431-436 (Wed) [alt]
iWORK: Hagia Sophia 360 degree tour;Istanbul tour
PODCAST & IMAGES:Head of Augustus (Wed); Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (Wed);

Week 8

example graphic

Oct 8 (MON)Primers of How to Rule
Oct 10 (WED)The Ramayana
Oct 12 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION (Book Quiz)

READINGS:203-208 (Mon); 269-275 (Mon)
The Ramayana (ENITRE book including introduction) GlossaryExpanded Glossary 
READING GUIDE: Ramayana Study Guide
PODCAST & IMAGES: Pillar of Ashoka (Mon); Gold Coins of Kumaragupta I (Mon)

Week 9

example graphic

Oct 15 (MON):Rise of Islam: Baghdad's Thousand and One Nights
Oct 17 (WED):Timbuktu
Oct 19 (FRI):  DISCUSSION SECTION(Map Quiz #2)

READINGS: 294-300(Mon) [alt]; 333-338 (Mon) [alt]; 477-481 (Wed) [alt]; 497-502 (Wed) [alt]
MAP QUIZ GUIDE:Map Quiz #2 Study Guide [Blank Study Version]
iWORK: The Al-hambra
PODCAST & IMAGES: Gold Coins of Abd al-Malik; Harem Wall-painting fragments;
Ife Head

Week 10

example graphic

Oct 22 (MON):Cosmopolitan China
Oct 24 (WED):Love & Sex in Pre-Modern Heian Japan
Oct 26 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS: 351-359 [alt](Mon); 372-277 [alt] (Wed)
iWORK: Tale of Genji (optional)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Chinese Tang Tomb Figures; Japanese Bronze Mirror

Week 11

example graphic

Oct 29 (MONMid-term Quiz #2
Oct 31 (WED)Foods & Spices
Nov 2 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:410-415 [alt](Wed);
PODCAST & IMAGES: Hoxne Pepper Pot;
QUIZ #2 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE

Week 12

example graphic

Nov 5 (MON)Life in the Year c. 1,000
Nov 7 (WED)Mongolians From the Steppes
Nov 9 (FRI): DISCUSSION

READINGS:361-365 [alt(Mon)393-397 [alt(Mon); 410-415 [alt](Wed); 477-481 [alt] (Wed)
iWORK: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
PODCAST & IMAGES:
Vale of York Hoard (Mon); Lewis Chessmen (Mon); Jade Dragon Cup (Wed); The David Vases (Wed);

Week 13

example graphic Nov 12 (MON):Death & Diseasee
Nov 14 (WED):Süleyman the Magnificient (Map Quiz #3)
Nov 16 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:458-463 [alt](Wed)
MAP QUIZ GUIDE: Map Quiz #3 - STUDY GUIDE; BLANK VERSION
PODCAST: Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificient (Wed)

Week 14

example graphic Nov 17-25: Thanksgiving Break

 


Week 15

example graphic

Nov 26 (MON)Duher's Rhinoceros
Nov 28 (WED)1492: A New World?
Nov 30 (FRI): DISCUSSION SECTION

READINGS:482-485 [alt] (Mon); 497-500 [alt] (Mon); 470-475 [alt] (Wed)545-551 [alt] (Wed)573-579 [alt] (Wed)
PODCAST & IMAGES: Duher's Rhinoceros (Mon); Benin Plaque (Mon); Inca Gold Llama (Wed); Mexican Codex Map (Wed); North American Buckskin Map (Wed)

Week 16

example graphic

DEC 3 (MON):A Colonizer's Model of the World
DEC 5 (WED):Mid-term Quiz #3
DEC 7 (FRI):

READINGS: 449-455 [alt] (Mon); 566-571 [alt] (Wed)
QUIZ #3 STUDY GUIDE: STUDY GUIDE
PODCAST: Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island (Mon); Hawaiian Feather Helmet Feather (Mon);


eXTReMe Tracker