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World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 1

1. What are
historical
reasons for
conflicts in the
Middle East
(Southwest
Asia)?

2. What factors
make most of
North Africa
and Southwest
Asia a cultural
region? (Think
of cultural
factors like
language and
religion and
remember the
geography of
the area?)

1. How did
religion spread
throughout
Asia?

2. How are
societies
introduced to
and influenced
by new ideas?

3. What
countries in
Asia have free
enterprise
economic
systems?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 2

1. What are
physical
factors that
affect
settlement
patterns?
Where do
people settle
and why?

2. What
happens as
cities start to
grow? What
are the
effects?

1. What are
examples of
adaptations to
the
environment?

2. What are
examples
(from the
reading and
from our
lessons) of
modification of
the
environment?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 3
1. Why do
people modify
the
environment?

2. What are
some negative
effects of
modifying the
environment?

1. How do the
factors of
production
contribute to
free enterprise
economies in
Southwest
Asia?

2. What Asian
countries have
economic
systems with
the MOST
government
control?
Which have the
LEAST?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 4
1. What are
the questions
that an
economic
system must
answer?

2. Why are
socialism and
communism
similar?

3. Why does
free
enterprise
have more
benefits than
communism?

1. What is the
difference
between
subsistence
agriculture
and
commercial
agriculture?

2. What is an
example of a
retail
business?
What is an
example of a
manufacturing
business?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 5
1. Using the
data on this
slide, which
country is most
developed and
how can you
prove it (give at
least three
pieces of data
evidence)?

2. Based on the
descriptions of
development
(in green), list
each of the
countries and
their level of
development.

1. How are
absolute
monarchy and
theocracy
examples of
unlimited
government?

2. Why are
both Japan and
India examples
of limited
governments?

3. Is a
dictatorship like
a monarchy?
Why or why
not?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 6
1. Why do the votes
of citizens count
more in a republic
than in a
communist state?

2. Compare the role


of citizens in a
representational
government and a
nonrepresentational
government.

1. What are
common traits that
all cultures have?

2. What are
examples of cultural
products or
traditions? Give the
country or region
and the product or
tradition.
For example,
baseball is a
tradition in the
United States (it
started here) and
Dia de los Muertos
is from Central
America.
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 7
1. Why can
family be
classified as a
cultural
institution?

2. How are the


government
institutions of
India and
China similar
and different?

3. How are
economic
institutions
(systems) in
Asia similar
and different?
(Think of the
countries we
have studied in
Asia)
1. Why does
diffusion
describe ways
that things
spread? (Look
up the exact
definition of
diffusion. How
does it apply?

2. What are
positive
examples of
diffusion in
Asia and
Africa?

3. What are
some negative
effects of
diffusion?
World Cultures Second Semester Highlights of TEKS 8

1. Which Asian
country has a
lot of films
about martial
arts? Why
would they like
those movies?
(look for the
answer by the
Chinese
writing)

2. Why can
cultural traits
be considered
as links to the
past? Think of
how the traits
are spread.

1. Why would a
free enterprise
country be
more likely to
develop new
technologies?

2. How can
beliefs make
people have
less contact
with
technology?

3. How are
Vertical
Farming and
the restoration
of the Loess
Plateau in
China
examples of
using
technology?