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Content Standards and Expectations

WEEK  

 

 

TOPIC/FOCUS

CORE CONTENT

 

ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES

 

I CAN STATEMENTS

1st 6 weeks

 

Geographical Reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Earliest Human Societies:

The Stone Age

 

 

 

 

Early Human Societies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesopotamia

 

 

Fertile Crescent

 

 

Hammurabi’s Code

 

Accomplishments

 

 

 

1st week

Review of geography: the Earth’s surface, the five themes of geography, tools of geography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd week

Primary and secondary sources.

Reading like a Historian. Investigating, interpreting, and analyzing history.

 

 

 

3rd week

Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages

 

 

 

Hunters and Gatherers

 

The First Farmers

 

First Communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th -6th weeks

Mesopotamia-geography, achievements, economics, different people of the fertile crescent.

 

Babylonians-Hammurabi’s Code.

 

 Review, testing and reteach

 

 

Geography:

Use of Geographic Tools-

SS-07-4.1.1, 4.1.2.

Regions-

 SS-07-4.2.1.

Patterns-

 SS-07-4.3.1.

Human-Environment Interaction- SS-07-4.4.2, 4.4.3.

 

 

 

Historical Perspective-

SS-07-5.1.1, 5.1.2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of the World-

SS-07-5.3.1

Human Environment Interaction-

SS-07-4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3.

Cultures & Societies-

SS-07-2.1.1

Interactions Among Individuals and Groups-

SS-07-2.3.1

Economics-

SS-07-3.1.1

Production, Distribution, and Consumption-

SS-07-3.4.1

 

 

Geography-

SS-07-4.1.2

Government & Civics-

SS-07-1.1.1

Cultures & Societies-

SS-07-2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1

Economics-

SS-07-3.1.1

History

SS-07-5.3

Google Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Museum tour.

 

 

Family genealogy- Family Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Tour of Cave Paintings.

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesopotamia Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84y2q4giihY

 

 

Videos

I can identify the continents and bodies of water.

I can analyze maps, charts and graphs.

I can investigate human migration and settlement patterns.

I can evaluate human migration and settlement related to human needs, the physical environment, and the natural resources available.

 

 

 

 

 

I can differentiate between primary and secondary sources

I can investigate history by analyzing artifacts and fossils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can analyze how early humans used available resources for food, housing and clothing.

I can analyze how the development of tools changed the life of early humans.

I can evaluate primary sources and draw conclusions about early humans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can locate the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

I can analyze the importance of geography to early settlements.

I can describe the Sumerian achievements of writing and the arts

I can evaluate Hammurabi’s Code

I can investigate the civilizations of the Fertile Crescent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd 6 weeks

PERSIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGYPT

 

 

 

Society

 

 

Culture

 

 

 

Contributions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIA

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

1st week

Geography

Government

Persian Empire

 

2nd week

Expansion of the empire

Rulers: Cyrus, Darius

Accomplishments

Review

Test and reteach

3rd week

Geography of the Nile and Egypt.

Farming, Trade and Natural Resources

Social class structure.

4th week

Government.

Egyptian Gods, beliefs, burial practices, mummification process.

Pyramids.

5th week

Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, Main Egyptian Rulers

6th week

Achievements of Ancient Egypt, Present Egypt

test and reteach

 

 

3rd 6 weeks

1st week

Geography and Indian Life.

Harappan Civilization.

Hinduism.

 

2nd week

Buddhism.

Indian contributions.

Review.

Test and reteach

 

 

 

3rd - 6th weeks

Geography

Shang Dynasty

 Zhou Dynasty

Confucianism

Daoism

Qin

Han

Chinese contributions

Test and reteach

Cultures & Societies-

SS-07-2.2.1, 2.3.1

Geography

SS-07-4.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3,

 

 

 

 

Economics

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2,

 

 

 

 

 

History

SS-07-5.3.2, 5.1.3, 5.3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography-

SS-07-4.1.1, 4.1.2

Government-

SS-07-1.1.1

Culture-

SS-07-2.1.1,

2.2.1, 2.3.1

Economics-

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.4.1

History-

SS-07-5.3.3

 

 

 

 

 

Geography-

SS-07-4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1,

4.3.1, 4.4.2,

4.4.3

Government-

SS-07-1.1.1

Culture-

SS-07-2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2

Economics-

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.4.1

History-

SS-07-5.1.1, 5.3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skype session with an Egyptologist

 

 

 

 

 

Song for Egypt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxsSWMLRTqU

 

 

 

 

 

Dioramas

Jigsaw Activity

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.theteacherscorner.net/penpals

penpals

 

 

Song about China:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNyIJHcPd0&list=RDQTNyIJHcPd0

 

 

Arts/Crafts:

Chinese Lanterns

 

 

Chinese Writing Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can identify and label the geographic regions of Persia

I can distinguish the area today that was once the ancient Persian Empire.

 

I can analyze the importance of the contributions the Persian Empire made to society.

 

 

 

I can identify and label the geographic regions of Ancient Egypt.

I can analyze the reasons human activities increased along the Nile River.

I can analyze the use of technology to improve farming.

I can critique solutions to flooding of the Nile used in Ancient Egypt and in today’s society.

I can examine the role of government in Ancient Egypt

I can describe the social structure of ancient Egypt.

I can compare ancient Egyptian achievements to their modern day advancements.

 I can examine the writing techniques and processes of the ancient Egyptians

 

 

I can identify and label the geographic regions of India.

I can compare the Harappan civilization to other ancient civilizations.

I can explain the Caste System and how Karma affects reincarnation.

I can analyze the Four Noble Truths.

I can summarize how the Eightfold Path affects social structure.

 

 

 

I can identify and label the geographic regions of China.

I can describe the importance of geography to the ancient Chinese civilization.

I can analyze the ancient Chinese philosophies.

 

 

 

I can analyze the importance of the Ancient Chinese contributions.

4th- 5th 6 weeks 

 

Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

Mythology

 

 

Government

 

 

 

Sparta and Athens

 

 

 

Alexander the Great

 

 

 

Greek Achievments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st week

Geography.

Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations.

2nd week

 Greek Mythology and Literature

3rd week

City-states

Forms of Governments

4th week

Sparta, Athens

Persian Wars

Pericles

Delian League

5th week

Peloponnesian War

Alexander the Great

Hellenistic Culture

6th week

Greek achievements

Legacy of Greece

Review, test and reteach.

Government

SS-07-1.1.1, 1.1.2

SS-07-4.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2

 

 

 

Culture

SS-07-2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1

 

 

Economics

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2

 

 

 

History

SS-07-5.3.2

Song for Greece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5qlu3nSDY

 

 

 

Iliad Presentations: Puppets

 

Greek Writing

 

 

Music Government: Class Activity

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

Videos

I can identify Greece, a peninsula, the isthmus, and the Peloponnesus; the three main bodies of water surrounding Greece.

 I can interpret a relief map of Ancient Greece and explain why there was limited farming, and trading via shipping.

I can construct a map of Mediterranean that shows trade routes and Greek colonies

I can distinguish between the Minoans and the Mycenaean’s.

I can compare and contrast the city- state to America’s  government.

I can analyze how early democracy evolved and how it is implemented today.

I can compare and contrast the government and culture of Athens and Sparta.

I can explain how Alexander the great built an empire, and left Greek culture across Europe, Asia, and Egypt.

I can explain why Greek Gods were created to explain the world.

I can draw conclusions about how Greek mythology influences our world today.

I can interpret modern phrases, literature, and movies with Greek language and mythology.

I can describe achievements of ancient Greece and how they are used today.

ROMANS

Founding of Rome

Economics-Opportunity Cost, Supply/Demand

Roman Republic

Expansion, the Punic Wars, and the Effects of Conquest

Leadership

Pax Romana: Daily Life, Roads, Architecture, Aqueducts, Etc.

Byzantium

Fall of Rome 

Rise of Christianity

 

1st and 2nd week

Geography of Italy, Romulus and Remus, Rome’s early Kings, Roman Government and Society

3rd week

Roman Republic Trade and Expansion

4th week

From Republic to Empire, Roman Achievements

5th week

End of Empire, Mythology and Christianity,

6th week

review test and reteach

Rome

Government

SS-07-1.1.1

 

Culture

SS-07-2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1

 

Geography

SS-07-4.1.2,4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.2,

 

Economics

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4.2

 

History

SS-07-5.3.2

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNyIJHcPd0

Song for Rome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Activity (whole class)

I can identify the bodies of water and geographic regions of Italy.

I can investigate the myth of Romulus and Remus.

I can differentiate between patricians and plebeians.

I can analyze early forms of government.

I can compare and contrast roman government with ours today.

I can summarize why Rome’s territory and trade grew.

I can analyze the fall of the Roman Republic to an empire.

I can look at cause and effect of Roman accomplishments and achievements and their influence on modern technology.

I can connect the conflict of Christianity with the Roman Empire.

I can predict the fall of the Roman Empire.

6th 6 weeks

Feudalism

 

 

 

Medieval Europe

 

 

The Plague and thee 100 Years’ War

 

Magna Carta

 

 

 

Introduction of the Age of Exploration

 

 

1st - 2nd 6 weeks

Review the Fall of Rome

Feudalism

Manor System

The Age of Chivalry

3rd 6 weeks

Growth of Towns

Black Death

100 years’ war

4th 6 weeks

Joan of Arc

Magna Carta

Scientific thought

Scientific Revolution

 

5th 6 weeks

Scientific and technological developments

6th 6 weeks

Capitalism

Review

Test

 

 

 

 

 

Government

SS-07-1.1.1

 

Culture

SS-07-2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1

 

 

Geography

SS-07-4.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2

 

 

 

Economics

SS-07-3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2

 

History

SS-07-5.3.4, 5.3.5

 

 

 

Feudalism cheerios activity (whole class)

 

 

 

 

 

Feudalism rap song (peer group)

 

 

 

 

 

Black Death activity (whole class)

 

 

 

Posters

I can paraphrase the roles of the members of a feudal society socially and economically.

I can analyze how the Catholic church shaped both society and politics in the middle ages.

I can analyze the Magna Carta and the changes in England’s government and legal system.

 I can analyze the effect of the Black Plague and wars had on early Europe.

 

I can explain how Greek ideas about science and math shaped European thought.

I can investigate how new scientific instruments and ideas led to advances in science and exploration.

I can analyze how scientific and technological developments changed the European worldview.

I can analyze how early capitalism made an impact on exploration and scientific learning.