Purpose: To map out for the students what they are expected to accomplish throughout the unit, and to allow you to easily flip the classroom. The students do the activities before you give the lessons.
Editable: You can edit the activities any way you choose.
Alignment with Common Core: Each activity can easily align with the rigor with Common Core.
Topics covered: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient China, Confucius, Hinduism, Buddhism, Maps.
First Civilizations - Unit 1
SSWH1 The student will analyze the origins, structures, and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE to 500 BCE.
a. Describe the development of Mesopotamian societies; include the religious, cultural, economic, and political facets of society, with attention to Hammurabi’s law code.
b. Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt.
d. Describe early trading networks in the Eastern Mediterranean; includes the impact Phoenicians had on the Mediterranean World.
e. Explain the development and importance of writing; include cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and the Phoenician alphabet.
SSWH2 The student will identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies from 1100BCE to 500 CE
b. Explain the development and impact of Hinduism and Buddhism on India and subsequent diffusion of Buddhism.
c. Describe the development of Chinese civilization under the Zhou and Qin.
d. Explain the impact of Confucianism on Chinese culture; include the examination system, the Mandate of Heaven, the status of peasants, the status of merchants, and the patriarchal family, and explain diffusion to Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea.