This packet is a notes guide that follows along with Chapter 7 (The Empires of Persia) in the 5th edition of Jerry Bentley’s textbook Traditions and Encounters (closely aligns with earlier editions of the textbook as well). It is used in an AP World History class, but could easily be adapted to be used in any other history class utilizing this textbook. The packet requires students to create two summary notes for each sub-section of the chapter, answer focus questions related to the readings as they go, and complete some map-based questions that follow the maps in the chapter. The Proof-of-Reading (POR) packet serves as a great guide for students to complete as they read the chapter and can be used as a review for course content as they prepare to take the AP World History Exam. Packets are available on the WorldHistoryTeach store at TpT for chapters 7-38 of the Traditions and Encouters textbook.