WHAP

Main

Period 1

8000 B.C.E. - 600 B.C.E.

Period 2

600 B.C.E. - 600 C.E.

Period 3

600 - 1450

Period 4

1450 - 1750

Period 5

1751 - 1900

Period 6

1900 - 2014

China

Shang

1766 BC - 1027 BC

Zhou

1000 BC - 256 BC

Qin

221 BC - 206 BC

Han

221 BC - 206

Sui

589 - 618

Grand Canal. Legalism

Tang

618 - 907

Confucianism returns to the Chinese government, Buddhism becomes a force in China, Tang cities grow

Song

969 - 1279

most urban of Chinese dynasties, merchants are valued more than in past, Silk Road traffic increases

Yuan

1279 - 1368

Mongol tribes led by Kublai Khan conquered the native Han Chinese Song Dynasty and treated China as a tribute state. The Mongols also brutally crushed cities and regions that tried to rebel against the Mongols and killed tens of millions of Chinese people in the process.

Ming

1368 - 1644

re-create Chinese cultural traditions like Confucianism and Civil Service Exam, China became rich from porcelin trade to Europe in exchange for silver, Ming Navy, great landscape painting

Qing

1644 - 1909

Manchu leaders in China, increased interaction with Europe, Opium Wars, Taiping Rebellion, fall of the empire because of a lack of modernization in China

India

Indus river valley

3500 BC - 1500 BC

Mohejno daro and harrappa

Aryan

1500 BC - 500 BC

Hinduism, Vedas, Caste, Indo-European, Kyber Pass, city-states

Mauryan

350 BC - 150 BCE

Changragupta Maurya, then Ashoka, Buddhism.

Gupta

375 - 550

Changragupta. Gupta Dynasty re-united India; very strong mathematics accomplishments including inventing the numbers 1-9 and 0. Also important developments in medicine, astronomy and art.

Harsha

606 - 647

Muslim Invasions

900 - 1250

Brought Islam to India, persecuted Hindus, slowly created a synthesis bewteen Islamic and Hindu culture

Delhi Sultanate

1210 - 1256

Jizya. Muslim Conquerers.

Ottoman

1300 - 1921

Mughal

1526 - 1858

People left from the Delhi Sultanate to build. Akbar. Descendants from Ghengis Khan. Rulers Sufi.

English Empire

1750 - 1858

England controlled India using alliances with the local Indian regional rulers often referred to as the Raj. English culture become one of the dominant cultures in India adding to the already complex mix of cultures. India and England became interconnected very closely. English social customs and educational system enter India.

Africa

Egypt

2500 bc - 30 BC

united kingdoms along the Nile River, developed papyrus paper, hieroglyphs, Great Pryamids, conquered by Alexander the Great

Bantu

1500 BC - 500

known as the cultural hearth for sub-Saharan Africa, The Bantu migrated toward the east then the south and carried their language which is one of the roots of Swahili into all of sub-Saharan Africa. They also brought the technology and knowledge necessary to make iron into southern Africa.

Nubia

700 BC - 300

rival civilization to Egypt. Located in northern Sudan. Conquered Egypt during what is called the 25th Dynasty. Eventually conquered by Axumites from today's Ethiopia.

Ghana

600 - 1200

Mali

1200 - 1450

Songhai Dynasty

1450 - 1800

Slavery. Gold Trade

Middle East

Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, then Babylon Again

4000 BCE - 500 BCE

probably the oldest civilization, invented first writing, first calendar, first numberical system (base 60), first wheel, and oldest kingdom; first significant monotheism

Persia/Achaemanid

500 BCE - 500

Spread of Islam

622 - 680

Ummayad

680 - 750

Abbasids

750 - 1258

Latin America

Olmec

1500 BC - 200

Laid foundation for Maya. Poly. Cult of Jaguar.

Mayan

200 - 1200

Classical society in Meso America, powerful cultural unifier for the region; built great Pyramids

Inca

1300 - 1550

Aztecs

1300 - 1530

Colonization

1530 - 1815

The Spanish and the Portuguese conquer the Aztec and Inca civilizations during the 1500s. European culture slowly come into the Americas. African slaves introduced to the Americas and cultural diffusion from African and Europe was the result. Disease brought into the Americas by the European killed about 90% of the natives in America, wiped out many cultures and devestated the American civilizations.

Europe

Ancient Greece/Myceneans

3500 B.C. - 500 B.C.

Monarchy. Fishings

Greece City-States

1500 B.C. - 500 B.C.

Rome

500 BCE - 476

Empire 44 A.D.

Hellenism (AG)

330 BC - 50 BC

Vikings

476 - 900

Feudalism

900 - 1400

Dark Age.

Renaissance

1450 - 1750

Russia

1491 - Present

Made by vikings, then they left

Enlightenment

1750 - 1815