Race and Ethnic Diversity

Instructions: Many individuals think of racism as perpetuated by individual prejudices and attitudes. If individuals do not exhibit overt prejudiced attitudes, they may think of racism as having no impact on their lives. However, ask yourself these questions: do you interact primarily with members of […]

Western Europe and Byzantium, 500-1000 CE

Instructions: Describe the successor kingdoms to the Western Roman Empire. Which geographic areas did each kingdom rule? How did each kingdom impact Western Europe? Describe the main political features of the Byzantine Empire. Who were the most influential leaders of the empire and what made […]

Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China

Instructions: In an academic essay describe the following features of the four early civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China): Geography and natural features, Religious belief systems, Political structures, and Social/cultural features.  

What Shaped Western Culture

Instructions: What shaped Western culture in the period 1300-1550 more: the Black Death’s emphasis on the afterlife (the hereafter) or the Renaissance’s emphasis on human achievement (the here and now)? Choose one of these and explain your perspective. Start with a statement identifying your choice; […]

Power play

Question: What role does power play in the “text” we call “history”? Answer: Successful intercultural interactions are embedded in the ability to understand other people’s culture…….

Effects of colonialism

Question: Although colonialism may have officially ended, the effects of colonialism are still present today. This is true in modern-day Africa. Review the following resources for additional information on the slave trade in Africa: Origins of African Slaves: Slave Trade Routes Lasting Effects of Slavery […]