Chapters 6 and 7 in Smith Read Chapters 6 and 7 in Smith. Take good, careful notes. Critical Thinking Questions Address these questions in your notebook. 1. How did the geographical location and trade relations of the Kushan Empire affect its cultural traditions? (Ch. 6). 2. How did the Romans face the challenges of creating and maintaining an empire? (Ch. 7). Discussion Board Posting Go to discussion board and answer the question posted there. (at least 4 sentences) Individual Journal Posting Address in the week’s Journal, how you think the political and cultural achievements of the Roman Republic compare to those of classical Greece. Explain how you came to your conclusions. Be specific.(half page) For greece: Use these notes to help you with the Discussion Board posting that deals with the Hellenic polis. ANYONE WHO SPECIFICALLY MENTIONS THESE NOTES IN THE DISCUSSION BOARD POSTING WILL GET ONE EXTRA POINT FOR THAT WEEK’S WORK.