First

Age of Empires

(1570 B.C. - 200 B.C.)

First Age of Empires

$120 for 4 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Textbook

We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.

Homework

Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 

Subjects

History

Ages

12 - 18  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: The Egyptian and Nubian Empires

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Hyksos, New Kingdom, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Nubia, Ramses II, Kush, Piankhi, and Meroe. 

Students will explain how an empire can help and hurt people. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Hatshepsut.

Students will examine the political and economical effects of Egypt's conquests.

Students will analyze Egyptian influences upon Nubian culture. 

Students will explain why the Kushites have viewed themselves as guardians of Egyptian values. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 94.

2) Read pages 95 - 98 in course textbook.

Session 2: The Assyrian Empire

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Assyria, Sennacherib, Nineveh, Ashurbanipal, Medes, Chaldeans, and Nebuchadnezzar.  

Students will analyze the elements of Assyrian sculpture.  

Students will examine the geographical location of the Assyrian Empire.

Students will analyze Nahum's opinion on the collapse of the Assyrian Empire.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 98.

2) Read pages 99 - 103 in course textbook.

Session 3: The Persian Empire

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, satrap, Royal Road and Zoroaster.

Students will summarize some examples of Cyrus's tolerant method of governing. 

Students will examine the geographical location of the Persian Empire.

Students will analyze the importance of the Royal Road.

Students will compare the ideas and world views Zoroastrianism shared with other religions. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 103.

2) Read pages 77 - 83 in course textbook.

Session 4: The Unification of China

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Confucius, filial piety, bureaucracy, Daoism, Legalism, I Ching, yin and yang, Qin Dynasty, and Shi Huangdi. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Confucius and Laozi. 

Students will analyze the Daoist attitude toward being a powerful person. 

Students will contrast the ethical systems of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. 

Students will summarize how the Legalists thought that a society could be made to run well. 

Students will examine the construction and historical importance of the Great Wall of China. 

Students will summarize the positive and negative effects of Shi Huangdi's rule. 

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