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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - World History

 

Prehistory and Early Civilizations

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how scientists search for human origins.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand human beginnings: Australopithecus; Homo habilis; Home Erectus.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how modern humans spread across the world.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how modern Home sapiens revolutionized human life in the Agricultural (Neolithic) Revolution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why civilization arose in the Fertile Crescent.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how newcomers to southwest Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how conquerors ruled ever larger empires.

 

  

 

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Guns, Germs and Steel

 

The learner will analyze how geography is a major determinant in the formation and domination of societies.

 

The learner will be able to describe the origins and spread of farming and the intrinsic advantages of some agricultural plants.

 

The learner will analyze the role of the distribution of large mammals in societies gaining the advantage of domestic animals.

 

The learner will be able to explain the role of east-west axis and north-south axis in the rapidity of distribution of agriculture, technology, and ideas.

 

The learner will be able to describe the role of domestic animals in development of epidemic diseases and resistances.

 

The learner will be able to list the proximate causes of the Spanish Conquest of Central and South America.

 

The learner will be able to synthesize the geographic factors in determining the dominance of western European society in the modern world.

 

 

 

  

 

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Ancient Egypt

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Nile River shaped Egyptian life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Menes united two kingdoms - Upper and Lower Egypt.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Egyptian religion glorified pharaohs in the Old Kingdom.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the chronology on Egypt's Three Kingdoms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand that Egypt's way of life endured 3,000 years.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the precepts of the Egyptian religion.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Egyptian contributions to civilization.

 

  

 

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Ancient Greece

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why Greek culture grew up around the Aegean Sea.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Greek city-states competed for power.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the societies of Athens and Sparta.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of Greek victory in the Persian Wars.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the golden age of Athens.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the circumstances and significance of the Peloponnesian War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Alexander the Great and his conquests spread Greek culture.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why Ancient Greece represents the basic line of descent to Western Civilization today.

 

  

 

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Ancient Rome

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Romans built a great city.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Roman republic spread its power.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Punic Wars.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why Republican government collapsed in Rome.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the roles of Julius Caesar and Octavian (Augustus) in transforming Rome.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Augustus' rule began the Pax Romana.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Roman contributions to civilization.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Christianity spread through the empire.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand theories as to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

 

  

 

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Early Middle Ages

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Constantinople ruled an Eastern Roman empire.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Islam spread from Arabia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how a new way of life emerged in Europe after the fall of Rome.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Catholic church came to be the dominant institution of the Middle Ages in Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Charlemagne revived the idea of empire.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of the Viking invasions in the Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Feudalism became the basis for government in the Middle Ages.

 

  

 

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High Middle Ages

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how farming improved and trade revived in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how religious leaders wielded great power in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Royal governments grew stronger in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how learning revived and spread in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how knights lived by a code of chivalry in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why Crusaders marched against Islam in the later Middle Ages.

 

  

 

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Renaissance

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why the Renaissance began in northern Italy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of Giotto, Dante, Petrarch, Bocaccio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the new values that shaped the Renaissance.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why Florence led the way in arts.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why the Renaissance spread to other parts of Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Renaissance spread to northern Europe.

 

  

 

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