You will choose your own topic, and the method you want to use to present that topic. Failure to cite sources is plagiarism, which will result in a zero for the assignment.
Listed below are some possible topics, but the only real requirement is that the project be connected to a topic/theme covered in this course—that is, something that happened before 1500 CE. If you wish to focus on a topic/theme not listed below, you just need to send an e-mail for approval.
The Origins of Life on Earth
Early Civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, etc.)
Early Life in the Americas/Asia/African Kingdoms
Greece or Rome: there’s a lot out there on both of these, so please e-mail for approval of specific topic
Greek or Roman Philosophy/Mythology
The Caste System
Origin of a religion: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism
Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, or Legalism
Renaissance: as with Rome and Greee, there’s a lot to cover, so please e-mail topic for approval
Later Period African Kingdoms: Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Swahili City-States
Or, More Thematic:
The Role of Geography in State Formation
Family Life (in any specific civilization)
The Changing Roles of Women (or Men)
Comparison of Two Religions/Civilizations/Philosophies
The Role of Economics in History
The Role of Music/Literature/Art (in any specific civilization—or studied across two or three?)
Fictional Biography: Write the life of someone who lived during one of the time periods coverd
in class, showing how at least six historical events shaped that person’s life.