This unit centers on the rise of civilizations in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The origins and spread of world religions, social organization, and commercial interactions of ancient world civilizations will be analyzed. The complex interactions that developed between the Middle East, Asia and Europe will be examined. In addition the cultural legacy of the Greco-Roman world, including systems of government and the impact of Roman law, will be examined.
Although civilizations share common elements, differences develop.
The movement of people and ideas through trade results in cultural diffusion.
Power, authority and governance evolve through the rise and fall of empires and nations.
Institutions and civilizations of the past continue to impact our world.
Individuals impact human history
Unit Resources include general, global resources that might include bookmarks, books, periodicals, media and software. URLs need to be provided for each resource to identify a source from which it can be obtained. Resources might include those purchased as part of an adoption. More specific resources will be referenced within the teaching procedures.