In this journal activity, you will write your own version of the history of the years from 600 to 1500 by
answering the questions below. Express your ideas clearly in your own words. You will be graded
primarily on the completeness and clarity of your writing.
1. First, think of a creative or descriptive name for this time period. For example, you might call
the period before the development of agriculture "Life Before Farming" or "Hunting to Survive."
Make this name the title of your journal entry.
2. Write a journal entry that is at least three paragraphs long. Each paragraph should be at least
four sentences long. Make sure to also use the term listed above at least once in your writing.
Your journal entry should address each of the following:
Summarize the major turning points or "game changers" of this period; what were
the biggest changes in how people lived, what people were able to do, or what
people valued and believed?
Identify the major regions of the world in which these changes occurred.
Predict the major impacts of these changes on human history. What impacts might
we see in the eras that follow this time period? What impacts can we still see or feel