Chapter 1 – “The First Cultures” Study Guide
This study guide is designed to give you an idea of what will be on the test. I have also listed some tips for how to study. The test will require you to answer questions using complete sentences. You need to prepare yourself for this. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY MULTIPLE CHOICE, MATCHING, OR TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS ON THE TEST!!!
I. You should know the meanings of all vocabulary words that we studied during our “journey” through Chapter 1 (There are a total of 11).
II. Like I always say, “A picture is worth a thousand words!!!” I want you to study the pictures and read any captions (explanation of the picture that is usually located near the picture) that go with the pictures on the following pages: 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49.
III. Study the maps and answer the questions (you don’t need to do this on paper. Just ask yourself the questions, and answer them) on pp. 32, 34, 46, 48. You may need to answer questions that relate to direction (North, South, East, West – intermediate directions too), and distance using a scale so be prepared to do so.
IV. Study the 3 Graphic Organizers we completed in class. There will be 3 questions on the test that will connect to the notes we took.
V. USE YOUR FOLDABLE TO STUDY!!! THIS IS WHY YOU MADE IT!!!
a. Review vocabulary cards
b. Read and re-read chapter summaries until it makes sense
c. Review the end of section questions that you wrote on note-cards
(5 per section (3) = 15)
VI. Study the comprehension questions and illustrations from the “First Farmers and Towns” packet I gave you. You will notice that the information is similar to that which you already know or have studied in the textbook. I just want to give you another opportunity to understand the content (information)
VII. You should have been reviewing this information little by little since we started Chapter 1. Spend the next 2 nights reviewing the information I have listed and you will do just fine.
VIII. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, YOU NEED TO BRING ALL OF THE MATERIALS THAT GO WITH CHAPTER 1 TO CLASS ON THURSDAY. WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR TEST YOU WILL STAPLE EVERYTHING TO THE BACK OF YOUR TEST. THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO TURN IN:
Completed foldable (title on front page of book), 3 summaries pasted where they belong and in order, vocabulary cards cut and defined, 3 section questions and answers written on index card, “First Farmers and Towns” packet completed, 3 sections of homework questions and answers written on notebook paper, 3 graphic organizers
(Sec. 1, 2, and 3)