Beginnings

of 

Civilizations

(4 million B.C. - 200 B.C.)

Beginnings of Civilizations

$90 for 3 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: Human Origins in Africa

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify artifact, culture, hominid, Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Age, technology, and Homo sapiens.

Students will examine how early humans used tools to survive.

Students will analyze the components and effects of culture.

Students will summarize the contributions the Leakey Family upon the discovery of  human history. 

Students will explain why the discoveries of hominid footprints and "Lucy" are important.

Students will analyze the hominid development from Australopithecines to Cro-Magnon.

Students will examine how Homo erectus used fire to adapt to the environment. 

Students will compare how Neanderthals were similar to people today. 

Students will analyze a map of early human migration from 1,600,00 to 10,000 B.C. 

Students will summarize new homind discoveries including the 2002 discovery of a 6 - 7 million year old skill found in Chad. 

Students will analyze the importance of cave paintings. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 11.

2) Complete History Through Art on page 13.

3) Read pages 14 - 18 in course textbook.

Session 2: Humans Try to Control Nature

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify nomad, hunter-gatherer, Neolithic Revolution, slash-and-burn farming and domestication.

Students will examine the Neolithic Ice Man. 

Students will analyze what Robert Braidwood believes we can learn from early people. 

Students will infer the advantages farming and herding might have had over hunting and gathering. 

Students will analyze a map showing the development of agriculture between 5000 - 500 B.C.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 18.

2) Read pages 19 - 23 in course textbook.

Session 3: Civilization (Case Study: Ur in Sumer)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify civilization, specialization, artisan, institution, scribe, cuneiform, Bronze Age, barter and ziggurat.

Students will explain why cities were essential to the growth of civilizations.

Students will examine the Incan system of record keeping. 

Students will analyze the development and contributions of early civilizations. 

Students will analyze how Ur's agricultural way of life fostered the development of civilization in that area. 

Students will evaluate the modern dangers to archaeological sites.  

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