This map activity allows students to review the major world regions and identify examples of societies, cities, empires, and/or civilizations that existed during the Ancient and Classical Eras (Eras 1 and 2). After labeling the map, students then use the map to answer four analysis questions, which focus on identifying major changes and continuities from the eras.
Two files are included in the zip file: map directions and a blank world regions map.
This activity correlates to the following Key Concepts for AP World History:
1.1.I - Archeological evidence indicates that during the Paleolithic era, hunting-foraging bands of humans gradually migrated from their origin in East Africa to Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas, adapting their technology and cultures to new climate regions.
1.3.I - Core and foundational civilizations developed in a variety of geographical and environmental settings where agriculture flourished.
1.3.II - The first states emerged within core civilizations in Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley.
2.2.I - The number and size of key states and empires grew dramatically by imposing political unity on areas where previously there had been competing states.
2.2.IV - The Roman, Han, Persian, Mauryan, and Gupta empires created political, cultural, and administrative difficulties that they could not manage, which eventually led to their decline, collapse, and transformation into successor empires or states.