People and Ideas

on the Move

(2000 B.C. - 250 B.C.)

People and Ideas on the Move

$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 Indo-Europeans

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Indo-Europeans, steppes, migration, Hitties, Anatolia, Aryans, Vedas, Brahmin, caste, and Mahabharata

Students will analyze why people leave their homelands. 

Students will examine the different Indo-European Migrations staring around 1700 B.C.

Students will compare the similarities of English, Sanskrit, Persian, Spanish and German languages. 

Students will summarize how environmental features of Anatolia helped the Hittites advance technologically. 

Students will examine the Aryan Caste System

Students will infer how more physical forms of work were viewed by the Aryans.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 65.

2) Read pages 66 - 71 in course textbook.

Session 2: Hinduism and Buddhism Develop

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify reincarnation, karma, Jainism, Siddhartha Gautama, enlightenment and nirvana. 

Students will infer how might the lack of a single founder result in Hinduism changing more over time than any other religion. 

Students will explain how far might the Jain respect for life extend.

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Siddhartha Gautama. 

Students will compare how Buddhism and Hinduism are similar.  

Students will examine Buddhism in the modern world. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 71.

2) Read pages 72 - 76 in course textbook.

Session 3: Seafaring Traders

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Minoans, Aegean Sea, Knossos, King Minos, and Phoenicians.

Students will examine the Bull Leapers of Knossos.

Students will use adjectives to describe the Minoan civilization. 

Students will compare the Phoenician, Greek and English alphabets.

Students will analyze Phoenician Trade.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 76.

2) Read pages 77 - 83 in course textbook.

Session 4: The Origins of Judaism

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Canaan, Torah, Abraham, monotheism, covenant, Moses, Israel, Judah, and tribute. 

Students will examine the Ten Commandments. 

Students will examine the geographical area and cultures in Canaan. 

Students will contrast how the religion of the Israelites differed from many of the religions of their neighbors. 

Students will analyze the key concepts of Judaism. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of King Solomon. 

Students will explain how the geographical distance make the split of Israel and Judah more likely. 

Students will infer why the Jews rebuilt the walls before the temple. 

Students will compare/contrast the flood story according to the Torah, the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Fish Incarnation of Vishnu.

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