Unit 1: River Valley Civilizations
Mesopotamia, The Nile, The Indus Valley, and China
The BIG Picture
Unit Pacing: (subject to change)
08/27 - Neolithic Revolution & Rise of Civilizations
08/28 - Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt
08/30 - Hinduism & Buddhism
09/02 - NO SCHOOL
09/03 - Judaism & Christianity
09/04 - Early American Civilizations
Homework (answer questions on back)
08/27 - 1.2 &1.3
08/28 - 2.1 & 2.2
08/29 - 2.3 & 2.4
08/30 - 3.1 (pgs 63-65), 3.2
09/03 - 3.4 & 9.2
09/04 - Vocabulary and Unit1 Organizer DUE
Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz and Unit Organizer Due
Thursday, Sep. 5th 2013 at 12am
3411 Peters Colony Road
Flower Mound, TX
1. Neolithic Revolution
2. Cultural Diffusion
4. Hammurabi’s Code
5. Monotheism vs. polytheism
6. Judaism (Hebrews)
14. Caste System
16. Dynastic Cycle
17. Mandate of Heaven
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How were they built? Why were they built? What do you think about them? Why were they important to the Egyptians and what type of religion did they practice?
Who founded Buddhism? Why is he portrayed to be bigger than he was? What are his teachings called?
Where were the Olmecs located? Why do we study the Olmecs?
1. Explain how the beginning of farming led to the emergence of civilization including the ancient river civilizations
2. Summarize the impact of the Neolithic Revolution.
3. Explain how geographic factors shaped the development of the first civilizations.
4. Identify the impact of Hammurabi’s' Code and the Jewish Ten Commandments.
5. Identify characteristics of theocracy (Egypt).
6. Describe the historical origins, central ideas, philosophical traditions and influence of Hinduism and Judaism.
7. Create and/or interpret a map, graph or chart relating to the Hittite, Phoenicians and Indo-European migrations focusing on the relationship between geography and historical development.8. Identify major technological contributions in early societies.