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How Akbar and Elizabeth changed religion for the best / worst

During the 1500’s, two great leaders changed their countries religious beliefs, Akbar the Great was very successful with his policies, while Queen Elizabeth, not quite so. Akbar used policies of universal tolerance to create peace in his kingdom. To show … Continue reading

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Eunuchs Being Called Daddy, and the End of the Han Dynasty

Level 7 – Undetermined Number of Sentences – Opinionated topic sentence (i.e., argument), three different points with specific examples, secondary information, specific dates/key figures, primary source evidence, manipulating key primary source information so that it is weaved into your own … Continue reading

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Bad Romans = Good Christianity

Level 6 – Eight Sentences – Opinionated topic sentence (i.e., argument), three different points with specific examples, secondary information, specific dates/key figures, specific vocabulary, appositives, insight, natural transitions that link to previous sentence, thoughtful conclusion. Though Christianity had been opposed … Continue reading

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Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, and Early Jews: The Superior Civilization?

If there was ever a debate on which civilization was greater; The Mesopotamians, the Ancient Greeks or the Early Jews, the views on women, God(s), and the body and love would have to be considered. Views on Women The society … Continue reading

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Are we created from violence or by peaceful means?

“From dust you came, and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19) When we die, will we return to violence of to eternal peace? The creation stories of the Bible and the ancient Babylonians differ greatly, from the  peaceful creation … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh and the Bible, Value of women in ancient texts.

The story of Adam and Eve is very different to the Epic of Gilgamesh. In the Bible story, the first man is created by a single god who is interpreted to be male. Woman is then created to entertain man … Continue reading

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Women: From Priestesses to Making Sandwiches

Around 2,000 BC, in the city of Uruk (with the goddess Ishtar as their main dog), priestesses were the topdog. They had the most influence and power, we believed that they were the reason that we were civilized. 1,500 years later, they were the … Continue reading

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