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1 Curriculum Guide Class: Social Studies World Cultures Grade: Sixth Timeline Content or 1 st 9 *Importance of time and timelines. Studying History and Geography s significance. *Early Civilization: Including Cavemen, Mesopotamia, *Communicatio n between villages. *Importance of domestication vs nomads *First governments (Hammurabi s Law Code) : also write on clay tablets using cuneiform letters. learn how to interpret a timeline. Smartboard Activity: Do you know what time it is? DBQ: Hammurabi s Code Was it Just? LA , LA , SS.6.G.1.4 SS.6.G.1.5 SS.6.G.2.1, SS.6.G.2.2 SS.6.G.2.5, SS.6.G.2.7, SS.6.W.1.1, SS.6.W.1.2, SS.6.W.1.4 SS.6.W.1.5, SS.6.W.1.6. History Culture Archaeology Fossil Artifacts Primary sources Secondary sources Geography Landforms Climate Environment Region Absolute location Decade Millennium Century Epoch Era Cuneiform Silt Irrigation Division of labor Surplus Canals Urban City-State Ziggurat Epics Scribe writing assessments from informative and expository prompts. Kinesthetic manipulatives. Example: Clay tablets with cuneiform. DBQ Manual

2 Timeline Content or 2 nd 9 *Advancement s of Egyptian civilization Egypt s Geography will be examined. Understanding the importance of the time periods in AE: Old, Middle, New Kingdoms. Egyptian Achievements and their impact on the known world. Judaism and the Hebrews Importance of Jewish Beliefs and Texts. study the role of Judaism over the centuries. and video, for ancient Egypt and Judaism. Youtube Videos on Digging for the Truth and Engineering the Impossible: Building the Ancient Pyramids DBQ: How did the Nile Shape Ancient Egypt? also see the correlation between Ramses the Great and the Biblical Moses. LA , LA , LA , LA SS.6. W.1.1, SS.6.W.2.2, SS.6.W.2.3, SS.6.W.2.4, SS.6.W.2.5, SS.6.W.2.6 SS.6.W.3.1. SS.6.G.4.1 SS.6.G.4.4. Cataracts Delta Pharaoh Dynasty Nobles Afterlife Mummies Elite Pyramids Engineering Exports Imports Papyrus Rosetta Stone Sphinx Hieroglyphics Zealots Rabbis Passover Ten Commandments Exodus Prophets Synagogue Diaspora. DBQ Manual

3 Timeline Content or 3 rd 9 Classical Civilization: Greek History and Literature How the Greek civilization advanced and become a powerful nation. Changes in government during Greek times and institution of democracy. study how democracy has impacted our world today through the US Constitution. also examine the various battles between the Greeks and Persians. : Read short stories on ancient Gods and Goddesses and interpret their meanings. also create their own mythical sagas. DBQ: Athens Citizenship DBQ: EDUCATION IN THE DIFFERENT CITY STATES SS.6.E.1.3, SS.6.E.3.2, SS.6.E.3.3,SS. 6.E.3.4,SS.6.G. 5.1 SS.6.G.5.3,SS. 6.W.3.2. SS.6.G.1.4, SS.6.W.3.4, SS.6.W.3.6, SS.G.1.7,SS.6. W.5.2. SS SS.6.W.3.2, SS Polis Classical Acropolis Democracy Aristocrats Oligarchy Citizens Tyrant Mythology Fables Phalanx Alliance Strategy Hellenistic Reason Philosophy Peninsula Peloponnesus Olympus Various Gods/Goddesses and their Myths Kinesthetic manipulatives. Example: Stories that include some of the Greek Gods and Goddesses and Myths. Various Battles via the Greeks and Persians. Understand the

4 impact of Alexander the Great on the Persian Empire and the Hellenistic culture spread. Timeline Content or 4 th 9 Rome and Christianity examine the Roman Republic as well as the Roman Empire. During this time period the religion of Christianity will take shape and begin to mold the known world. : DBQ:Early Christianity and the Fall of Rome go through the last days of Caesar and determine if his assassination was just. view: Digging for the Truth: Pompey Secrets Revealed and understand LA ,LA LA ,SS.6.W.3.14, SS.6.W.3.16 SS.6.W.3.1 SS.6.W.1.1.SS. 7.G.2.4 SS.6.W.1.3 SS.6.W.3.8 SS.6.W.3.9 SS.6.W SS.6.W.3.14 SS.6.W.3.15 SS.6.W.3.17 Legions Consuls Senate Republic Dictators Plebeians Patricians Veto Latin Colosseum Gladiator Checks and balances Empire Crucifixion Civil law Corruption Aqueduct Pax Romana Currency Disciples Resurrection Youtube videos. Internet and

5 significance of this event. 4th 9 Early African Civilizations And China/Japan understand the significant role these civilizations played upon the Mediterranean World (This will be covered if time periods in the school year) DBQ: Silk Roads and Asoka LA , SS.6.E.1.1. SS.6.E.1.3 SS.6.G.2.4 SS.6.G.2.5 SS.6.W.4.6 SS.6.W.4.7 SS.6.W.4.8 SS.6.W.4.9 SS.6.W.1.1 SS.6.W.1.3 Oral History Griots Proverbs Silent barter Animism Savannah Rifts Kenete Rainforests Jade Ethics Peasants Lords Great Wall Silk Road Sundial Seismograph Acupuncture Legalism Youtube videos. Internet and

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