Unit 1: Middle East
1. What are the distinct legacies of Egypt and Mesopotamia? What
do these civilizations have in common?
2. What are the distinct legacies of Judaism and Islam? What do
these religions have in common?
3. How did the Middle East become the way it is today?
4. How did geography and the Middle Eastern civilizations impact
All homework is due at the next class unless specified otherwise, even if
you are absent the day it is assigned. If you are absent for a homework
check, it must be made up within one week.
Wednesday, January 6 Friday, January 8
Course Expectations (see above Activity: Early Humans and the
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HW: Read Ch. 2, Sect 3
(Kingdom on the Nile)
Monday, January 11 Wednesday, January 13 Friday, January 15
HW Check #1: Ch. 2, Sect. 3 (Late Start Day) Egypt timeline activity , cont.
Activity: Civilization HW Check #2: Ch. 2, Sect. 4 Discussion of Egypt
Slideshow: The Pyramids Egypt timeline activity Video: Out of Egypt
Slideshow: Art of Ancient HW: Read Ch. 2, Sect. 1 (City-
Egypt States of Ancient Sumer)
HW: Read Ch. 2, Sect. 4
Monday, January 18 Wednesday, January 20 Friday, January 22
MLK Day – no school HW Check #3: Ch. 2, Sect. 1 HW Check #4: Ch. 2, Sect. 2
Comparison of Egypt & Discussion and activity:
Mesopotamia Hammurabi’s Code
HW: Read Ch. 2, Sect. 2 ONLY
THROUGH P. 40 (Invaders,
Traders and Empire Builders)
Monday, January 25 Wednesday, January 27 Friday, January 29
Activity: The Rise of HW Check #5: Ch. 10, Sect. 1 HW Check #6: Ch. 10, Sects. 2 &
Judaism (PDF version) - Video: Islam 5
you are responsible for Discussion of Islam Islamic & Ottoman Empires
printing this information. HW: Read Ch. 10, Sect. 2 (PDF version)
HW: Read Ch. 10, Sect. 1 (The (Building a Muslim Empire) Comparison of Judaism & Islam
Rise of Islam) and Ch. 10, Sect. 5 ONLY HW: Study Middle East Timeline
THROUGH P. 332. (The for quiz.
Monday, February 1 Wednesday, February 3 Friday, February 5
Quiz: Middle East Timeline (Late Start Day) Test #1: Middle East (Essay)
Discussion of test essay question Test #1: Middle East (Scantron Discussion of Test #1 Scantron
The End of the Ottoman portion only) portion
Empire (PDF version)
HW: Study for Test #1