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1 Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA Historiography/Primary and Secondary Sources Historiography Understand the origins of history. Understand the importance of history. What is history? What is the difference between history and the past? Where and when did history begin? Historical thinking exercises Historiography notes Aug/Sep Primary and Secondary Sources Identify primary and secondary sources. How does history make the world a better place? Primary/Secondary Sources What is a primary Primary and secondary source? source analysis Bias and Opinion in Historical text Analysis Basic Map Usage Skills Recognize bias and opinion in historical text. Use primary source materials to create secondary source analysis. Read a legend Follow a compass rose Measure and calculate scale distance Identify points by latitude and longitude What is a secondary source? How do historians construct the truth? How do you locate features on a map? Using various graphic and other sources to construct the past. How does bias an opinion affect history? Review Skills What are the essential Map skills quiz elements of a map? Great Race Activity Why is it important to calculate linear distance Unit Test on a map? 7.1,

2 Hydrologic Cycle Local Watersheds Create diagram of the water cycle Map local/state watersheds Hydrologic Cycle/Watersheds How does water recycle Watershed test throughout the world? Why are watersheds important? Hydrologic Cycle Diagram 7.1, 7.3 Wetlands Field Day What are the sources of our local watershed? Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA Prehistoric Times Timeline of earth s history Archaeology Geologic time Gregorian calendar Think chronologically Recognize geologic epochs Timeline of Earth What are the major events in the earth s history? How is prehistory studied? Why is prehistory important? Timeline project Archaeology worksheets Prehistory essay 8.4 September/ October Hominid species Hominid development Skull identification Hominid migration Identify major hominid skulls Locate ranges of hominid species Hominid Development What is a hominid? What caused steps in hominid development? Where did humanity originate and what were their migration patterns? Skull puzzle Reading/Writing Mapping activities 8.4

3 Hunter/gatherer lifestyle Prehistoric art Prehistoric technology Locate places with prehistoric art Identify types of artwork Prehistoric Culture How did prehistoric artwork reflect the lifestyle of prehistoric humans? What technologies did hominids possess? Cave art project Prehistory story starter 8.4 September/ October Advent of agriculture Development of complex societies First use of metals Chart cause/effects of agriculture Map civilization locations What was life like for prehistoric humans? Neolithic Revolution Why did agriculture change the world? What are the elements of a complex society? How were metals first discovered and used? Civilization Essay Neolithic Revolution quiz

4 Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA October/ November Mesopotamia The role of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers The use of mud, clay, reeds The effects of Mesopotamian geography Fertile Crescent Cuneiform Effects of writing Development of writing Use of wheel Code of Hammurabi Sargon I City-state structure of Mesopotamia Think chronologically What is the geography Map of Middle East of Mesopotamia? Map Iraq region How does geography affect social development? Identify geographic factors in social development Write using cuneiform Identify cuneiform writing Map locations of citystates How do societies use the land and why are settlements located where they are? Technology and Writing How did writing develop? What are the effects of a writing system? What technologies did the Mesopotamians develop? Write cuneiform tablets Read/Write Government and Laws of Mesopotamia How does the Code of Hammurabi reflect Biblical laws? How were city-states governed? What is the importance of law in society? Read/discuss Code of Hammurabi Map first empire

5 October/ November Polytheistic religion Ziggurat Mesopotamian Gods/Goddesses Social structure of Mesopotamia Identify Ziggurat architectural style Society and Culture of Mesopotamia What is polytheism? Create a ziggurat What is the role of religion in Mesopotamian society? How was Mesopotamian society structured? Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA November/ December Egypt Location of Egypt The Nile Regions of Ancient Egypt Affects of geography on society Defense/Isolation caused by deserts Old Kingdom Middle Kingdom New Kingdom Intermediate Periods Think chronologically Identify regions of Egypt Map ancient Egypt locations of Egypt What role did the Nile play in Egyptian history? How did the geography of Egypt affect their social structure? How was Egypt protected by its geography? Eras of Egyptian Think chronologically How did Egyptian society evolve? What changes occurred in Egyptian society? Who were the major figures in Egyptian history? Map of Africa Webquest Timeline of Egyptian history Read/Write CC

6 The role of Pharaoh Pyramids/Monuments of Egypt Map locations of monuments Government and Laws of Egypt What was the role of Read/discuss Pharaoh in Egyptian society? Map monuments What was the governmental structure of all Egypt? How were monuments used to glorify the Pharaoh? PowerPoint of monuments November/ December Egyptian gods/goddesses Mummification Book of the Dead Social structure Gender roles Identify Egyptian gods/goddesses Society and Culture of Egypt What was the role of Mummify chicken religion in Egyptian society? Read/write Why did Egyptians mummify people and animals? How was Egyptian society ordered? God/Goddess poster

7 Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA January/ February Phoenicians/Hebrews Proximity to neighboring civilizations Trade on the Mediterranean Natural resources/scarcity of goods The Old Testament Great Hebrew leaders Map the features of the Levant Identify Greek column orders Identify traits of Greek architecture the Levant Why did the Hebrews settle in Israel? What affect did the location of the Hebrews and Phoenicians have on their development? What resources and/or lack of resources have on the development of the Hebrews and Phoenicians? Judaism How did the Greeks build temples? What are the most important Greek monuments? How has Greek architecture affected modern building style? Map of Mediterranean Create climographs Webquest Architecture walk Read/Write Economics 6.5.7, 6.1.7

8 City-state relations Peloponnesian War Traits of Athenian society Traits of Spartan society Map locations of citystates Trade in the Ancient World How did Greek citystates differ? Read/discuss Chart social differences What are the primary traits of Athenian and Spartan social structure? What caused the fall of the Greek city-states? PowerPoint of monuments January/ February Hellenistic diffusion Art Medicine Olympics Mythology Philosophy Contributions of the Hebrews and Phoenicians Identify Greek How did the Greeks Read/write gods/goddesses affect modern life? Identify Greek pottery How did Greek culture and learning survive after the fall of the Greeks? How did democracy develop? Greek pottery Democracy

9 Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA February/ March Ancient China Isolation of China Geographical regions of China Natural resources/scarcity of goods Settlement patterns of China Monuments from Ancient China Ancient Chinese government Leaders of Ancient China Map the features of China Identify ancient settlements Identify Great Chinese monuments (Great Wall, Terra Cotta Army) Identify great leaders of China of China What geographical features affect the culture of China? How do people in ancient China survive? What are the resources available in China? Map of China Ancient Chinese Government What is the Mandate of Read/Write Heaven? ASTER essay Who was Qin Shi Huangdi? What do the great monuments of China look like? What do they say about Chinese culture? Economics 6.5.7, 6.1.7

10 Confucianism Legalism Daoism Identify the major tenants of ancient Chinese philosophies Ancient Chinese Philosophies Who was Confucius? Read/discuss What are the differences between each Chinese philosophy? Chart differences How does modern China reflect ancient Chinese philosophies? PowerPoint February/ March

11 Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA March/ April Greece Isolation of citystates Reliance on the Mediterranean Location of Greek civilization Peloponnesus, mainland, islands Column construction Major Greek monuments Greek architecture in the United States City-state relations Peloponnesian War Traits of Athenian society Traits of Spartan society Map Greece features Use atlas Latitude/Longitude Read Climographs Identify Greek column orders Identify traits of Greek architecture Map locations of citystates of Greece How did the geography of Greece lead to citystates? How did the Greeks adapt to their geography? How far did Hellenistic civilizations spread throughout the Mediterranean region? Greek Architecture How did the Greeks build temples? What are the most important Greek monuments? Map of Mediterranean Create climographs Webquest Architecture walk Read/Write How has Greek architecture affected modern building style? Spartan /Athenian Society How did Greek citystates Read/discuss differ? What are the primary traits of Athenian and Spartan social structure? What caused the fall of the Greek city-states? Chart social differences PowerPoint of monuments

12 March/ April Hellenistic diffusion Art Medicine Olympics Mythology Philosophy Contributions of the Greeks Identify Greek How did the Greeks Read/write gods/goddesses affect modern life? Greek pottery Identify Greek pottery How did Greek culture and learning survive after the fall of the Greeks? How did democracy develop? Democracy Month Content Skills Essential Questions Assessment Standards/PA April/May Rome The founding of Rome Roman society Roman art/architecture Roman geography Use atlases Identify Roman art and architecture Early Rome and of Rome How did Rome develop Create Roman mosaics into a massive empire? How was Roman society structured? What are the major contributions of the Romans? Webquest

13 Roman Empire/Fall of Rome Julius Caesar Identify important Roman leaders Augustus Caesar Identify the Roman Frontier geographical Struggles disadvantages of late Rome Barbarian Invasions Why was Julius Caesar a pivotal leader of Rome? How did Rome change during the imperial phase? How did Rome fall? Caesar essay Simulation software April/May Similarities and differences between ancient civilizations in the following areas: Society Defense Religion Art/Architecture Gender Roles Government Education Trade Structure of Citystates/Empire Connections between Ancient Civilizations Make connections What are the similarities Final Exam between ancient and differences between civilizations ancient civilizations? Review course content What elements were borrowed or adapted by ancient civilizations? How did ancient civilizations individually and communally develop? Economics 6.5.7, ,

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