This midterm exam is designed in the style of a “take-home” test. That means you will complete the exam on your own time, consulting the textbook and other course materials as much as you choose. However, all your answers must be written in your own words, expressing your own ideas. Copying directly from other sources (including the textbook) is not permitted; neither is copying someone else’s text but changing the words.
That’s because the purpose of an exam like this is to demonstrate your ability to reason about concepts from the course—using course facts to make, explain, and defend conclusions of your own. Strong answers will use specific information from the course as evidence while articulating an original set of thoughts.
Formal academic citations are not necessary for information that comes from the course (i.e., the textbook, course videos, or other resources provided on Brightspace), as long as it is expressed in your own words. You should not do any research in outside sources for this exam.
FOR THIS ESSAY IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU HAVE THE BOOK “THE WEBS OF HUMANKIND” VOLUME 2, FIRST SEAGULL EDITION
Write a short essay (about 300-500 words) that explains how societies around the world changed between approximately 1500 and 1800. That is the period covered by Chapters 17 to 20 in the textbook. Your essay must cover several different societies and regions of the world, and it must correctly use at least 12 of these bold-print terms from the textbook in a way that shows you understand their meaning and significance:
Pictures of the words that you have to use 12 of are attached below!
INSTRUCTIONS This midterm exam is designed in the style of a “take-home” test. T