World History Unit 1

Unit Title:Ancient Mesopotamia/Fertile Crescent

Unit Time Frame: 2-3 Weeks

Unit Overview:

The student will examine the political,
economic, geographic, and social
characteristics of the early
Mesopotamian/Fertile Crescent cultures
and civilization. This unit will focus on
the achievements and contributions of these
early river civilization people.


Essential Learning:

 

Famous Mesopotamian kings and their achievements:
empires
technology/innovations
contributions

Famous Mesopotamian events and key locations.


Key Concepts:
Research how Mesopotamian/Fertile Crescent
empiresdeveloped, evolvedandexpanded
throughout the known world.
 
Analyze King Hammurabi’s codified law system
 
Read and Analyze excerpts from, “The Last Quest
of Gilgamesh.”





Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards
Scoring Matrix
Vocabulary

 

Arkansas Frameworks TIA Essential Learning Curriculum
World History
CCSS Pacing Guides
Reading
Writing

World History
2nd Semester Pacing Guide
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