The following is a bundle of four common core-based Global History worksheets/lesson plans. Buy all four lessons through this bundle and save 15% off the price (if you purchased all four separately). Each lesson features a wide variety of readings, critical thinking questions, writing assignments, activities, and discussion opportunities. I do offer each lesson individually on this site. Please refer to the individual worksheets to see which common core standards are met by each worksheet/lesson and to get a preview for each lesson.
The worksheets/lessons that are in this bundle include:
Turning Point: The Neolithic Revolution - Global History Common Core
• Do now that serves to review from the previous lesson and set up the current one
• Questions about the meaning of the terms revolution and turning point.
• Secondary source reading explaining the Neolithic Revolution – followed by questions and a small group activity – advantages and costs of the Neolithic Revolution.
• Journal entry activity
• Analysis of Catal Hoyuk – reading and questions.
• Wrap it up activity
• Many opportunities for discussion.
Ancient Greece - Democracy in Athens - Global/World History Common Core
The following is a common core-based lesson/worksheet on ancient Athens that focuses on whether or not the city-state of Athens was truly a democracy.
In small groups, students are presented with a series of primary and secondary source documents offering both sides of the issue. Students analyze each document and discuss and answer a series of questions. After this process is completed, the group creates a thesis statement that answers the question, "Was the city-state of Athens truly a democracy?" For homework, students will write a DBQ-based paragraph that uses the group-created thesis statement and supporting evidence to answer the question.
NEW! DBQ Paragraph Assignment with rubric included.
Indian Civilization - Hinduism and Buddhism - Global/World History Common Core
Topics covered include:
• Indian geography
• Indus River Valley civilizations – Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
• Caste System
• Mauryan Empire
• The Golden Age of India – The Gupta Empire
Activities used include:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Primary and secondary source readings with questions
• Creative story activity – Hinduism
• Buddha Breaks it Down – Four Noble Truths
• Venn Diagram – Hinduism vs. Buddhism
• Enormous amounts of discussion opportunities
• Over 20 fact-based and critical thinking questions
Civilization in Mesopotamia/Hammurabi's Code - Global/World History Common Core
• Do now map analysis with questions focusing students on the importance of rivers to civilizations.
• Secondary source reading activity introducing civilization in general and in Mesopotamia more specifically. Comparison between Mesopotamia and US is made in a graphic organizer and several questions follow. Easily adaptable to shorter or longer class discussion.
• What would you do activity concerning crime and punishment, justice and revenge – set up for Hammurabi’s code
• Primary and secondary source analysis – Hammurabi’s Code – questions that follow.
• Fill-in-the-blank notes with answer key.
• NEW: paragraph homework assignment with rubric included – students are asked to analyze the potential success or failure of Hammurabi’s Code in modern society.
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