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ESOL Communication Skills in Social Studies Version: 2010-2011

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Unit Name: 01B Early Civilizations

Essential Question

  • How do I use previewing as a reading strategy?
  • How does chronological order demonstrate sequence?
  • Why is is called the Stone Age?
  • What was the impact of the Ice Age?
  • How did early humans obtain their food?
  • Why was fire important?
  • Why was bronze better than stone for making tools?
  • How did trade change the way ancient people lived?
  • What role did rivers play in development of ancient civilizations?
  • Why was the invention of the wheel important?
  • Why is the Mesopotamia important?
  • What was cuneiform used for?
  • Who were the Phoenicians?
  • Why did trade between different areas develop?
  • Why do we know so much about Egyptian life?
  • What do you think happened to the Nubians?
  • What types of ideas did Confucious and Lao Tzu teach?
  • Who were the Persians?

    Enduring Understanding

  • Employ the use of a timeline to demonstrate sequence.
  • Explain the significance of the Stone Age.
  • Explain the impact of the Ice Age.
  • Explain how early humans obtained their food.
  • Compare and contrast bronze and stone form making tools.
  • Describe the importance of trade in the ancient world.
  • Explain the importance of the Mesopotamia as it related to present day.
  • Explain how modern man knows so much about ancient Egypt.
  • Describe what may have happened to the Nubians.
  • Describe the philosophies of Confucius and Lao Tzu.
  • Topic 1

    Early Civilization

    Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • agriculture
    • archaelogist
    • crops
    • glaciers
    • hunter-gatherer
    • irrigation
    • tools
    • weapons
    • adapt
    • freezing
    • setteled
    • canals
    • trade
    • goods
    • fertile
    • record
    • products
    • warriors
    • conquered

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    SSWH1.a
    SSWH1.b
    SSWH1.d
    SSWH1.e
    WS1
    WS2
    WS5

    Topic 2

    Early Civilization

    Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • ancient
    • classes
    • invaders
    • pyramids
    • ruler
    • society
    • preserved
    • coffin
    • tomb
    • archers
    • mounds
    • surrounded
    • empire
    • dynasty
    • emperor
    • united
    • carved

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    SSWH1.a
    SSWH1.b
    SSWH1.d
    SSWH1.e
    WS1
    WS2
    WS5

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