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					Civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere

Topic ___Material World_ ___      Grade __7__      Estimated Timeframe ___4 weeks___




Established Goals:
Geography, history and ideas impact the lives of people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
There are factors that enable civilizations to develop and evolve.

Understandings:                                        Essential Questions:
Students will understand that...
There are significant differences in development among What can we learn about a place by examining an
peoples/nations of the world.                          average family's material possessions?




Goals:                                                     Objectives:
Students will know...                                      Students will be able to...
Geographical and historical factors exist that influence   Identify the variables that influence a civilization's
the development and evolution of the world's               development by examining interpreting and analyzing
civilizations.                                             primary sources



Suggested Performance Tasks: Summary in GRASPS form
Analysis of new primary source, Statistical research of a new country Eastern Hemisphere




Available Resources:
Material World posters, CD-ROM, binder
Civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere

Topic ___Ancient Greece_ ___        Grade __7__        Estimated Timeframe ___4 weeks____




Established Goals:
Geography, history and ideas impact the lives of people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
There are factors that enable civilizations to develop and evolve.

Understandings:                                       Essential Questions:
Students will understand that...
Ancient Greek ideas have caused historical change and What are the idealogical legacies of Greek society?
influenced modern ideas.


Goals:                                                      Objectives:
Students will know...                                       Students will be able to...
Greek views of history, world outlook (rationality),        Summarize Greek accomplishments and evaluate their
religion and political beliefs.                             influences on the world today.
                                                            Compare and contrast various government systems and
                                                            defend democratic principles.




Suggested Performance Tasks:
Mock assembly, Ancient Greek Plays




Supplemental Books: Tools of the Ancient Greeks, Greek and Roman Civilizations, Ancient Greece (Mr. Donn's),
Document-Based Activities Ancient Greece, Creative Lessons on World History Part 2; History Alive Ancient
Greece Lessons 25-31; Greeks Interact Simulation


Other Evidence
Civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere

Topic ___Mesopotamia/Southwest Asia_ ___          Grade __7__       Estimated Timeframe ___12 weeks___




Established Goals:
Geography, history and ideas impact the lives of people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
There are factors that enable civilizations to develop and evolve.

Understandings:                                              Essential Questions:
Students will understand that...
The physical geography of Southwest Asia contributed     How has physical geography contributed to the
                                                         development of early civilizations?
to the development of the world's oldest civilizations and
impacts the region today.                                How did religion impact the development and evolution
                                                         of the region?
Judaism, Christianity and Islam all developed in this    Why does Southwest Asia continue to be a region of
area and are a significant factor in the development and conflict and turmoil?
evolution of the region.
Southwest Asia continues to be a region of conflict and
turmoil.
Goals:                                                   Objectives:
Students will know...                                    Students will be able to...
The key accomplishments of the civilizations of the      Describe the key accomplishments and individuals in
Fertile Crescent and Southwest Asia.                     the early civilizations of Southwest Asia.
The basic elements of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Interpret and analyze how climate and physical features
                                                         influenced the emergence of civilization in the region.
How limited resources and the physical geography
continue to impact the relations between modern
nations.                                                 Compare and contrast the three monotheistic religions.
                                                         Investigate how the political boundaries have changed
                                                         over time and the impact of those changes today.




Performance Tasks: Summary in GRASPS form
Religion Research Project,




Available Resources:
Eastern World Textbook Chapters 5,6,7; Teacher Created Materials World Religions; Religions of the World,
various videos and DVD


Other Evidence
Civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere

Topic ___China_ ___       Grade __7__      Estimated Timeframe ___12 Weeks___




Established Goals:
Geography, history and ideas impact the lives of people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
There are factors that enable civilizations to develop and evolve.

Understandings:                                           Essential Questions:
Students will understand that...                          How has China's geography affected its culture
China is the oldest continuous                            and history?
civilzation.                                              How did the dynastic cycle affect China's culture?
Geography has affected the development of Chinese         What role have China's philosophical traditions played in
civilization.                                             history and culture and how is that carried over to
                                                          today?
The dynastic system has impacted China's history and      How does China's vast resources, landmass and
culture.                                                  population affect the global community and China's
                                                          development today?
China has a rich philosophical and religious tradition.
China is an increasingly dominant world power.
Goals:                                                    Objectives:
Students will know...                                     Students will be able to...
Major geographic regions of China.                        Identify the major geographic regions of China.
The dynastic cycle, major dynasties and key               Evaluate the importance of the major dynasties and
accomplishments.                                          their accomplishments.
Religious and philosophical traditions of Buddhism,       Describe the impact of the religious/philosophical
Confucianism and Taoism.                                  traditions.
China's environmental, economic and political impact on   Predict China's geopolitical role in the future.
the world today.


Performance Tasks: Summary in GRASPS form
Students will read "Ties that Bind, Ties that Break" or "Red Scarf Girl" and complete guided questions.




Available Resources:
Eastern World textbook Chapters 20, Chapter 22 Section 1; Ties that Bind, Ties that Break; Red Scarf Girl; Video
"Lotus"


Other Evidence
Civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere

Topic ___India_ ___     Grade __7__      Estimated Timeframe ___6 weeks___




Established Goals:
Geography, history and ideas impact the lives of people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
There are factors that enable civilizations to develop and evolve.

Understandings:                                             Essential Questions:
Students will understand that...
The physical geography of the Indian Subcontinent           How has physical geography contributed to the
contributed to the development of the Indian civilization   development of early civilizations?
and impacts the region today.
Hinduism and Buddhism developed in this area and are        How did religion impact the development and evolution
a significant factor in the development and evolution of    of the region?
the region.
India is an increasingly dominant world power.          How does China's vast resources, landmass and
                                                        population affect the global community and China's
                                                        development today?
Goals:                                                  Objectives:
Students will know...                                   Students will be able to...
The importance of the physical features and monsoons Identify the major geographic regions of India
in the development of Indian civilization.
The basic elements of Hinduism and Buddhism             Describe the impact of Hinduism and Buddhism
India's environmental, economic and political impact on Evaluate Indian civilizations and empires that have
the world today.                                        shaped the history and culture of India



Performance Tasks: Summary in GRASPS form




Available Resources:
Eastern World textbook Chapters 19, 21; Homeless Bird


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