Medieval History Year in Curriculum Mega Bundle Common Core Grades 5-8

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    Check out the preview! Buy in bulk and SAVE with hundreds of activities, notes and Common Core lessons!!! This file bundle includes the entire year in Medieval World history curriculum, packed with rigor, versatility and fun! We keep adding lessons, so this is a great way to keep things fresh!

    CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key "big idea" Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:

    • Economy-How a civilization makes money through the buying and selling of goods and services. 
    • Government /Leadership-How a civilization creates an organized way of leadership. 
    • Social Classes-How a civilization is divided into classes that have different roles, responsibilities and privileges.
    • Geography-Physical environment and how it may influence an economy and culture.
    • Religion-A belief system that influences the development of a civilization. 
    • Achievements-The lasting contributions of a civilization.

    Through teaching with key concepts as a filter, students will become familiar with the crucial attributes that have enabled civilizations to prosper. A foundation of key “big idea” concepts will guide students and class instruction with a platform to think critically, and make comparisons as young social scientists. The bundle includes notes, activities and Common Core Literacy and Writing lessons for:

    1. Empires of Africa: Ghana, Mali and Songhai

    2. Empire of Islam Bundle

    3. Medieval China

    4. Medieval Japan

    5. Feudal Europe

    6. The Protestant Reformation

    7. The Renaissance

    8. The Scientific Revolution

    9. The Enlightenment

    10. Comparing World Religions

    11. The Americas: Aztec, Maya and Inca

    12. Brand New Exploration Unit!

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    Each unit is divided into 4 parts:

    I. CONTENT INSTRUCTION-The content instructional materials are both student centered and teacher driven depending on teacher preference. A set of printable notes with graphic organizers and a PowerPoint with a graphic organizer will be included in each unit. Also, primary source and close note readings are included.

    II. ACTIVITIES- This bundle includes hundreds of current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information and support claims with evidence. Each bundle has a Common Core writing component.

    III. Review- 

    1.A Storyboard Assignment 

    2.Key Term Matching/Categorizing Printable with the "big Idea" key concepts for Social Studies.

    3. Review games and worksheets are included

    IV. Assessments-

    1. Vocabulary Quizzes for each unit

    2. Common Core Tests in both PDF and Word for each unit

    3. DBQ assessments for most units

    This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!


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    World History includes both Ancient and Medieval history lesson plans and complete unit packets. In the Ancient history and Medieval history curriculum you will find lesson plans and activities that support inquiry-based learning through evidence-driven literacy and writing that aligns with Common Core. Our student-centered Social Science lessons teach students to analyze social studies content by using the key the concepts of geography, economy, achievements, religion, social classes and government. Students use academic vocabulary, in highly engaging, fun history investigations, interactive Google ready content, visually rich graphic organizer resources and thematic assignments.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
    Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
    Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
    Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
    Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


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