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PERSIAN CHART Breakdown of Societies
What does PERSIAN mean? n P - Political n E – Economic n R – Religious n S – Social n I – Intellectual n A – Artistic n N – Near?
How do Historians Evaluate the Past?
POLITICAL n Who is in charge? n What is power based on? n Who gives that person or group power? n Is there a contract? n What’s the government structure? n Are there any significant wars, treaties, courts, or laws?
ECONOMIC n How do people earn their food? n Is it based on agriculture, commerce, small trades or professions, or industry, like manufacturing or technology? n Where's the money? n What are the valued and traded commodities? n What technologies or industries define culture?
RELIGIOUS n What is the meaning of life? n Where did the group come from? n What happens when they die? n How do they spend their lives? n Who talks to god(s)? n What are basic beliefs? n Are there leaders or documents that define religion? n Are there conversations? If so how?
SOCIAL n How does the group relate to one another? n How do people communicate? n What do people do together? n How is the group organized? n What are the family and gender relations? n Are there social classes? n How they live? Are there inequalities?
PRIMARY SOURCE-Written by eyewitnesses to history.
SECONDARY SOURCES-Your book!
INTELLECTUAL n Who are thinkers? n What groups are given the chance to learn? n How do people learn? n Where does knowledge come from? n Also look at philosophy, math, science, and education.
ARTISTIC n How do they express themselves? n What commitment to self expression do they have? n What technology or resources are given to art? n Also look at art, music, writing, literature.
NEAR (geography) n In what geographic region is this located? n What geographic landscape makes up the region? n How are the people/events effected by the geography? n How do the people interact with their environment? n How does the environment define the culture/civilization?
YOUR TURN… n In groups of 4, create a PERSIAN model of VWHS; n Be creative and as concise as possible (ie don’t say it’s below freezing in the building even though it may feel like that sometimes…. ) n Write at least ½ a page describing West and include an artistic element in your work;