Week Three: Worlds Turned Inside Out Discussion Questions
For this discussion, please answer ALL of the following questions based on the Week Three Module’s readings and course materials. You will need to respond to at least two other student posts with thoughtful comments and questions, as well as any questions I pose on your own discussion. Your initial post will be due on Wednesday and all responses by Friday:
The Neo-Assyrians and Persians created two of the first true empires in world history, but went about conquering and administrating their empires very differently. Compare and Contrast the following aspects of the two empires:
Rise and fall, military tactics, culture and religion, assimilation of conquered peoples, strengths and weaknesses
In reading the Inscription of Tiglath Pilesar I, analyze the purpose of such government propaganda. How were Assyrian kings to be viewed?
How did the religion of the Persians differ from polytheistic religions at this time?
Describe three innovations of the Phoenicians and the impact they had on the Mediterranean and beyond.
Who were the Israelites and how did they form into a unified society?
In what ways was this society different/similar to surrounding societies that we have covered in this class so far? What factors led to the longevity of this belief system even after Israel was conquered numerous times?
In reading two accounts of The Great Flood Download two accounts of The Great Flood, give at least 2 similarities and 2 differences between the two accounts. What do the differences tell us about the different value systems of the Mesopotamians and the Hebrews? (The point of this analysis is not to determine whether there was a flood but how these accounts of the flood help us to better understand these two societies)
What was the mandate of heaven, developed by the Zhou dynasty in China and how did it allow for the succession of new dynasties?
Choose two different philosophies that emerged in China in the first millennium BCE and compare and contrast their different ideologies. Do you see any particular similarities/differences between these philosophies and our modern views of the world today?
Outline the origins and development of the varna (social distinctions) that formed amongst the Vedic People of South Asia.
Outline the development of Buddhism. How did it stand in contrast with the Brahmanic system and how did the Eightfold Path provide a new way for thinking about the world?
As the Greeks strove to learn more about the world around them, who were some of the major intellectual/mathematical/scientific figures (choose a minimum of 3), and what were their contributions to Greek learning?
In watching the video, Why Socrates Hated Democracy, what do you think of his idea that pure democracy can be dangerous?
Using your text and videos on the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, give one example of each of their ideas that you find interesting. How did the two philosophers differ from one another?
Compare the political, cultural, and social developments across Afro-Eurasia with those occurring in the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa. What are examples of regions across the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa where common cultures emerged?
- Discuss the ethical considerations relating to surrogate motherhood and contraception.
- How can students improve their reading skill by using Metacognitive strategies
- Describe a quality improvement program you would design in your LTC facility and why you chose that particular measure? Who would you include on your team? Focus on choosing an area that aligns with one of the 6 AIMS.
- Quality and lean operation
- Customer service skills response
- Health Care Ethics Case Studies
- The Maus I&II by Spiegelman begins with Hitler’s quote: “The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human.”
- Find Trends in Your Profession (My desired profession is HR)
- Hilbert Spaces
- utilitarian argument