Henry County School System

SAGE Curriculum for Elementary Level

 

 

The curriculum for gifted in elementary school follows a rotation program over a 5 year period. These interdisciplinary thematic study units form the core of the elementary gifted program as follows:

Year 3:

Greek and Roman Mythology

An introduction to Greek, Roman, and other cultural gods with emphasis on student creativity in writing about them.

Pioneers and American West

Research and experience-oriented study unit about settlement of the American West and Northwest in the 1800’s; problems that confronted travel in these areas with focus on pioneers rather than Native Americans.

Oceans and Islands

Interrelated study unit exploring properties of water, underwater phenomena and the web of life in the ocean and near the shore, the development of islands with natural ecologies and economies, with students “creating” and writing about their own islands after studying real ones.

 

*Plane Geometry

 

Infused throughout the year particularly with quilting, weaving, and other American handicrafts during the study of pioneers and the American West

 


 

Henry County School System

SAGE Curriculum for Elementary Level

 

The curriculum for gifted in elementary school follows a rotation program over a 5 year period. These interdisciplinary thematic study units form the core of the elementary gifted program as follows:

Year 4:

Ancient Civilizations and Archaeology

Exploring ancient civilizations and their relevance to modern culture as students experience the

 

tools and techniques of the archaeologist.

The Art of Poetry and Museums

Researching artists, experiencing and writing poetry in many forms as students investigate

 

its relation to visual and performing arts, and also receiving instruction in calligraphy and

 

publishing.

 

The Science of Chemistry

 

Learning principles of chemistry while experimenting with solids, liquids, and gases

 

and studying the properties of crystals, balloons, and bubbles.

 

*Chances Are: Probability

 

Infused in study units throughout the year.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Gifted Unit Contents

 

C. Frank

ARCHAEOLOGY

Week1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10

Introduction to Archaeology

Study of the “ology” terms used in Science today

Movement of the Continents

Timeline of Ancient Civilizations

Antarctica secret to solving archaeological mysteries and home of Atlantis?

Is Atlantis a Legend?

When Man Showed Up Archaeologically and

Paleontology – Ancient Man and What is Beauty?

What Archaeologists Do and Why

Bog People:  Iron-Age Man

Famous Modern Archaeologists and their Careers

Robert Ballard-Titanic

George Bass-nautical atchaeology

Gertrude Bell-the Iraq national museum of Antiquities

Howard Carter and the curse of King Tut’s Tomb

Old Bones and Teeth – Forensics, Biology and

Who Invented the Alphabet?

Cryptozoologyhttp://www.cryptomundo.com

Begin Notebooks on Archaeology

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

http://www.binghamton.edu/cap/kidsindex.html

The Usborne Introduction to Archaeology:  Internet Linked

http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com

*Activity:  make an artifact Papier Mache Calabash (Kids

Multicultural Art Book p. 102

Australian Mother and Joey

 People Around the World Coloring Booklet

Cave Paintings of France

 

Archaeology Part II:  The Site for Digging

Dig sites around the world

Sighting the Site activity

http://www.unm.edu/~abqteach/archeology_cus/archi_abstracts.htm

Be an Archaeologist through Carbon Dating, Pictographs

Statues on Easter Island

Archaeological Adventure

http://library.thinkquest.org/3011/indexge.htm

Astro-Archaeology and Mysterious Lines

Examples:  Stonehenge, Temples of Ammon-RA, Hatsheput, and Thutmose, Gizeh Pyramid, Monks Mound of Illinois and Mounds in Mississippi and Ohio, Intihuatana Stone of Machu Picchu, Temples of Uaxactun, Guatemala of the Maya, Lines and triangles in the desert near Nazca Peru.

The Dig

http://library.thinkquest.org/J001645/create.shtml

http://www.cs.kzoo.edu/GridPkgSupplements/AssignmentsUsingGridPkg/Archaeology/Instructions/ArchaeologySimulation.shtml

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Famous Antiquities Museums

*Activity:  a real dig outside

**Raiders of the Lost Ark

http://library.thinkquest.org/3708/

***Video   Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

The Ancient World of Mesopotamia:  The Sumerians from Iraq and the Babylonians, the Hittites and the Assyrian Civilizations (The Middle East)

How Civilization Began

Map and Timeline

Ziggurats

Writing on Clay Tablets (Babylonia and Sumeria)

Sanskrit and Recording Trade with Cuneiform

Hammurabi’s Code of Laws (Babylonia)

The Music and the Instruments

The Laws Established by Ancient Sumerians/Babylonians

Slavery in this era

Nebuchadnezzar’s Hanging Gardens

The Stories of Esther and Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Mythology and Story Telling

Gilgamesh:  A Play

The Royal Game of Ur (Sumeria)

Mesopotamian Math Symbols

The Ancient Wonders of the World

*Students research the ancient wonders of the world

A Mural of Mesopotamian Gods

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Archaeology for the Public

http://www.saa.org/public/resources/foredu_lessonplans.html

About Archaeology http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/ask/

*Activity:  make a clay tablet

*Activity:  make a mask

*Activity:  African Bracelets

*African Ancestor Figure

*Persian Medallions

**Video:  Wonders of the World

**Video:  Ancient Civilizations:  Ancient Mesopotamia

 

The Ancient World:  Ancient Zimbabwe and Mali (Africa)

Map and Timeline

A Map of the Nile activity

Lifestyle of the Empire

Trade and Wars

Writing the Language of Kush: Hieroglyphics and cursive script

Meriotic Writing

A Game of Kushite Trade

Wari: An African Game

A Kushite Conflict Reenactment between Kushites and Romans

Building a Home in Kush

How to Make Iron

Slavery

Mythology

Wealth and Building

Song:  Fungi Arapaha, Ashi.

All This and Timbuktu!

Solving a Mystery of the Kushite Gods

A Weather Mystery for the Kushites

Study of the Famous Heroes of Mesopotamia and Africa

Sundiata the Folk Hero

Musa Mansa, Ruler of Mali

Sunni Ali Ber, Ruler of Songhay

Askia Muhammad, Ruler of Songhay

King John and Affonso I, Rullers of Kongolese

Idris Alaoma, King of Ghana

The Kushite Dynasty Dinner Party

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=31

*Activities:  Foil Wall Art

Spirit Mini-Mask

Animal Nose Mask

Paper Weaving

Adinkra Sponge Stamps

Korhago Mud Cloth (Kids Multicultural Art)

A Comic Strip of the Lion King

**Video:  Ancient Civilizations: Africa

 

The Ancient World:  The Egyptians (Africa)

Map and Timeline

The Sphynx – where did it come from?

Pyramids, Giza and ancient Pharoahs

Howard Carter and King Tut’s Tomb-Was King Tut Murdered?

How Bodies Were Preserved – Mummies

Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony in Egypt –Shakespeare

Napoleon and the Rosetta Stone

Mythology of the Egyptians

Alexander and the Library of Alexandria, Egypt

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Archaeological Adventure

http://library.thinkquest.org/3011/gallery.htm

Diggin Up the Facts About Archaeology

http://library.thinkquest.org/5751/

*Activities:  Egyptian Paper Beads

Egyptian Necklace

Make kids into mummies (group project)

**Video:  Jonny Quest The Mummy

 

The Ancient World:  Ancient China (Asia)

Map and Timeline

A Tour of Ancient China

The Emperors of the China

Designing an Emperor’s Silk Robes

Comparing Chinese Religions

Confucianism and Taoism

The Chinese Terra Cotta Soldiers

Crafting Terra Cotta Soldiers

Art and Science in Inventions that Changed the World

Chinese Invention Convention

Mythology

The True Story of Mulan

Mulan:  Campaigning for a Warrior

Wars and Territorial Battles

The Great Wall of China Enactment

The Grant Canal of China Quiz

The Chinese Game of Go

Chinese Writing in Pictographs and Calligraphy

Mandarin Chinese Language

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Activities:  Good Luck Dragon

Chinese Egg Painting

Traditional Papercuts

Kites (all from Kids Multicultural Art)

Chinese Lanterns

Book:  The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac by Susan Whitfield

**Video:  Mulan

**Video:  Ancient Civilizations:  Ancient China

 

The Ancient World:  India (Asia)

Map and Timeline

Indus Valley Travel Agents

Designing an Indus Valley City

Ancient Urban Planning

Wanted:  Indus Valley Plumbers

Designing an Indus Valley Seal

Deciphering Indus Valley Pictographs

Indus Valley Dictionary

The Taj Mahal

Sketching a Civilization’s Disappearance

A Vedic Caste System Simulation

Pantomime of Chandragupta’s Spy

Comparison of the Teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism

Activity:  Cast a movie version of The Ramayana

Activities:  India Banner

Ankle Bracelet

Indian Monsoons

Ivory Carvings

Henna Art

Indian Bracelets

Pookalam:  flower arrangements and decorations

Diwali, the celebration of good over evil

*Video:  Journey to the Center of the Earth

 

The Ancient World:  Ancient Japan (Asia)

Map and Timeline

The Emperors of Japan

Samurai and Geishas

Kabuki Theater

Isolationism and Trade

Pagodas and Mythology

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

*Activities:  Paper Egg Figure

Kokeshi Doll

Paper Uchiwa

Japanese Folding Screen

 Japanese Drago

Nage-Dama:  The Juggling Game

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Making and Using Chopsticks

The Soroban:  the Japanese abacus

**Videos:  Inuyasha in Japanese

The Ancient World:  Ancient Greece and Rome (Europe)

Map and Timeline

The Parthenon

The Acropolis

The Colisseum

The Trojan War – Was There a Horse?

The Lost City of Atlantis and the philosopher Plato

Mt. Vesuvius and the Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Individual Study Activity for Science (calendar)

Ancient Number Systems and the Abacas

The Secret of the Iceman’s Death

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Ancient Coins for Education-http://ancientcoinsforeducation.org/content/section/14/111/

*Activities:  Build a Greek temple (Kaleidoscope)

Make a Greek coin) air-drying clay,

bottlecaps, wax paper, metallic paint)

Greek Karagos Puppet

Italian Book Cover

**Videos:  Videos on Ancient Greece and Rome

                   The Fall of Troy-Did it really exist?

The Ancient World:  England and Norway

Map and Timeline

The Barbarians

The Angles and the Saxons

The Romans and the Vikings in England

 Roman and Viking ships – raids

Archaeological discoveries on Vikings in England, Norway and North America

Hadrian’s Wall-Digging for Gold

Navigation

Mythology:  King Arthur

Did King Arthur and Merlin the Wizard Exist?

The Mystery of Stonehenge

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Mysterious Places http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/tours.html

*Activities:  Build a Viking ship

Make runestones

Make a Viking

English May Basket

**Video:  Discoveries of Viking artifacts, ships

**Video:  King Arthur

 

The Ancient World:  Native Americans: the Toltecs, the

Incas, the Mayans, the Aztecs Civilizations  (South America)

Map and Timeline

The Pyramids and the Mummies found

Lifestyle of the Civilizations

Mythology

Food of the Maya, Aztecs and Incas

Teotihuacan, City of the Gods

The Spanish Conquest

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

*Activities:  Aztec Sun God

Aztec Codex

Cardboard Loom Weaving

Worry Doll

Los Animalitos

Lakota-Sioux Charm Bag

Sun Dance Skull

Sponge Painting Cut-Outs

Chippewa Dream Catcher

Mexican Picture Frame

Mexican String Art

Mexican Skeleton

Peru Band-in-a-Box

Book:  The Mexican Adventure by Richard Brightfield

**Video:  The Amazon Rain Forest

FINALE:  Radio Interviews with Famous Archaeologists                                          

           

References

Buck, Gladys G. (2004).  Early Africa.  Milliken Publishing.  ISBN 0-7877-0595-0

Conklin, W. (2005).  Mysteries in History: Ancient History.  Teacher Created Resources.

     ISBN 987-1-4206-3049-7

Conklin, W. (2006).  Ancient Civilizations:  China, India, Africa, Mespotamia.  Scholastic

     Inc.  ISBN 0-439-53993-5

Doherty, Edith J.S. & Evans, Louise C. (1992).  Stones and Bones. ISBN 0-945984-01-4

Get Talking Chinese:  Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (Audiotape) IBSN 978-0-7566

     -2902-1

Hands-On Heritage (2007).  India Activity Book.  ISBN-10 1-56472-350-X

Hands-On Heritage (2007).  Japan Activity Book.  ISBN-10 1-56472-020-9

McAlpine, J., Weincek, B., Jeweler, S., & Finkbinder, M.(1997).  Weekly Writing Activities

      for the Intermediate Grades:  An Integrated Approach on SocialStudies.  Educational

      Impressions.  ISBN 1-56644-008-4

Spellman, Linda (1983).  Monsters, Mysteries, UFOs.  Learning Works Enrichment Series.

      ISBN 0-88160-095-4

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ARCHAEOLOGY

Table of Contents

                                                Theme of the Day

1                                                                    Introduction to Archaeology

Study of the “ology” terms used in Science today

Movement of the Continents

Timeline of Ancient Civilizations

Antarctica secret to solving archaeological mysteries and

            home of Atlantis? Is Atlantis a Legend?

When Man Showed Up Archaeologically and

Paleontology – Ancient Man and What is Beauty?

What Archaeologists Do and Why

Bog People:  Iron-Age Man

Famous Modern Archaeologists and their Careers

            Robert Ballard-Titanic

            George Bass-nautical atchaeology

            Gertrude Bell-the Iraq national museum of

Antiquities

                                                            Howard Carter and the curse of King Tut’s Tomb

Old Bones and Teeth – Forensics, Biology and

Paleontology

Who Invented the Alphabet?

                                                Cryptozoologyhttp://www.cryptomundo.com

Begin Notebooks on Archaeology

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

http://www.binghamton.edu/cap/kidsindex.html

The Usborne Introduction to Archaeology:  Internet Linked

http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com

*Activity:  make an artifact Papier Mache Calabash (Kids

Multicultural Art Book p. 102

                                                                Australian Mother and Joey

                                                                People Around the World Coloring Booklet

                                                                Cave Paintings of France

 

Archaeology Part II:  The Site for Digging

Dig sites around the world

Sighting the Site activity

http://www.unm.edu/~abqteach/archeology_cus/archi_abstracts.htm

Be an Archaeologist through Carbon Dating, Pictographs

Statues on Easter Island

Archaeological Adventure

 http://library.thinkquest.org/3011/indexge.htm

Astro-Archaeology and Mysterious Lines

Examples:  Stonehenge, Temples of Ammon-RA, Hatsheput, and Thutmose, Gizeh Pyramid, Monks Mound of Illinois and Mounds in Mississippi and Ohio, Intihuatana Stone of Machu Picchu, Temples of Uaxactun, Guatemala of the Maya, Lines and triangles in the desert near Nazca Peru.

The Dig

http://library.thinkquest.org/J001645/create.shtml

http://www.cs.kzoo.edu/GridPkgSupplements/AssignmentsUsingGridPkg/Archaeology/Instructions/ArchaeologySimulation.shtml

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Famous Antiquities Museums

*Activity:  a real dig outside

**Raiders of the Lost Ark

 http://library.thinkquest.org/3708/

***Video   Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

2                                                                    The Ancient World of Mesopotamia:  The Sumerians

            from Iraq and the Babylonians, the Hittites and

                                             the Assyrian Civilizations (The Middle East)

How Civilization Began

Map and Timeline

Ziggurats

                                    Writing on Clay Tablets (Babylonia and Sumeria)

Sanskrit and Recording Trade with Cuneiform

Hammurabi’s Code of Laws (Babylonia)

                                    The Music and the Instruments

                                    The Laws Established by Ancient Sumerians/Babylonians

                                    Slavery in this era

Nebuchadnezzar’s Hanging Gardens

The Stories of Esther and Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Mythology and Story Telling

Gilgamesh:  A Play

The Royal Game of Ur (Sumeria)

                                    Mesopotamian Math Symbols

The Ancient Wonders of the World

*Students research the ancient wonders of the world

                                                A Mural of Mesopotamian Gods

                                                The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Archaeology for the Public

http://www.saa.org/public/resources/foredu_lessonplans.html

About Archaeology http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/ask/

                                                *Activity:  make a clay tablet

                                                *Activity:  make a mask

                                                *Activity:  African Bracelets

                                                *African Ancestor Figure

                                                *Persian Medallions

                                                **Video:  Wonders of the World

3                                                                    The Ancient World:  Ancient Zimbabwe and Mali (Africa)

Map and Timeline

A Map of the Nile activity

Lifestyle of the Empire

Trade and Wars

Writing the Language of Kush: Hieroglyphics and cursive

 Script

Meriotic Writing

A Game of Kushite Trade

Wari: An African Game

A Kushite Conflict Reenactment between Kushites and

 Romans

Building a Home in Kush

How to Make Iron

Slavery

Mythology

Wealth and Building

Song:  Fungi Arapaha, Ashi.

All This and Timbuktu!

Solving a Mystery of the Kushite Gods

A Weather Mystery for the Kushites

Study of the Famous Heroes of Mesopotamia and Africa

Sundiata the Folk Hero

Musa Mansa, Ruler of Mali

Sunni Ali Ber, Ruler of Songhay

Askia Muhammad, Ruler of Songhay

King John and Affonso I, Rullers of Kongolese

Idris Alaoma, King of Ghana

                                                The Kushite Dynasty Dinner Party

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=31

                                                *Activities:  Foil Wall Art

                                                                  Spirit Mini-Mask

                                                                  Animal Nose Mask

                                                                  Paper Weaving

                                                                  Adinkra Sponge Stamps

                                                                  Korhago Mud Cloth (Kids Multicultural Art)

                                                                 A Comic Strip of the Lion King

                                                **Video:  Ancient Civilizations: Africa

 

4                                                                    The Ancient World:  The Egyptians (Africa)

Map and Timeline

The Sphynx – where did it come from?

Pyramids, Giza and ancient Pharoahs

Howard Carter and King Tut’s Tomb-Was King Tut

 Murdered?

How Bodies Were Preserved – Mummies

Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony in Egypt

–Shakespeare

Napoleon and the Rosetta Stone

Mythology of the Egyptians

Alexander and the Library of Alexandria, Egypt

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

                                                Archaeological Adventure

http://library.thinkquest.org/3011/gallery.htm

                                                Diggin Up the Facts About Archaeology

                                                http://library.thinkquest.org/5751/

                                                *Activities:  Egyptian Paper Beads

                                                                  Egyptian Necklace

                                                                  Make kids into mummies (group project)

                                                **Video:  Jonny Quest The Mummy

           

5                                                                    The Ancient World:  Ancient China (Asia)

Map and Timeline

                                                A Tour of Ancient China

The Emperors of the China

            Designing an Emperor’s Silk Robes

Comparing Chinese Religions

            Confucianism and Taoism

The Chinese Terra Cotta Soldiers

            Crafting Terra Cotta Soldiers

Art and Science in Inventions that Changed the World

Chinese Invention Convention

                                                Mythology

The True Story of Mulan

            Mulan:  Campaigning for a Warrior

Wars and Territorial Battles

The Great Wall of China Enactment

The Grant Canal of China Quiz

The Chinese Game of Go

Chinese Writing in Pictographs and Calligraphy

Mandarin Chinese Language

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Activities:  Good Luck Dragon

                Chinese Egg Painting

                Traditional Papercuts

                Kites (all from Kids Multicultural Art)

                Chinese Lanterns

                Book:  The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac by Susan

 Whitfield

*Video:  Mulan

6                                                                    The Ancient World:  India (Asia)

Map and Timeline

Indus Valley Travel Agents

                                                Designing an Indus Valley City

                                                            Ancient Urban Planning

                                                            Wanted:  Indus Valley Plumbers

                                                Designing an Indus Valley Seal

                                                Deciphering Indus Valley Pictographs

                                                Indus Valley Dictionary

                                                The Taj Mahal

                                                Sketching a Civilization’s Disappearance

                                                A Vedic Caste System Simulation

                                                Pantomime of Chandragupta’s Spy

                                                Comparison of the Teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism

Activity:  Cast a movie version of The Ramayana

Activities:  India Banner

                                                                Ankle Bracelet

                                                                Indian Monsoons

                                                                Ivory Carvings

                                                                Henna Art

                                                                Indian Bracelets

                                                                Pookalam:  flower arrangements and decorations

                                                                Diwali, the celebration of good over evil

                                                *Video:  Journey to the Center of the Earth

7                                                                    The Ancient World:  Ancient Japan (Asia)

Map and Timeline

The Emperors of Japan

Samurai and Geishas

Kabuki Theater

Isolationism and Trade

Pagodas and Mythology

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

                                                *Activities:  Paper Egg Figure

                                                                   Kokeshi Doll

                                                                   Paper Uchiwa

                                                                   Japanese Folding Screen

                                                                   Japanese Drago

                                                                   Nage-Dama:  The Juggling Game

                                                                   Japanese Tea Ceremony

                                                                   Making and Using Chopsticks

                                                                   The Soroban:  the Japanese abacus

                                                **Videos:  Inuyasha in Japanese

 

8                                                                    The Ancient World:  Ancient Greece and Rome (Europe)

Map and Timeline

The Parthenon

The Acropolis

The Colisseum

The Trojan War – Was There a Horse?

The Lost City of Atlantis and the philosopher Plato

Mt. Vesuvius and the Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Individual Study Activity for Science (calendar)

Ancient Number Systems and the Abacas

The Secret of the Iceman’s Death

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Ancient Coins for Education-http://ancientcoinsforeducation.org/content/section/14/111/

*Activities:  Build a Greek temple (Kaleidoscope)

                   Make a Greek coin) air-drying clay,

bottlecaps, wax paper, metallic paint)

                                                                   Greek Karagos Puppet

                                                                   Italian Book Cover

**Videos:  Videos on Ancient Greece and Rome

                   The Fall of Troy-Did it really exist?  

9                                                                    The Ancient World:  England and Norway

Map and Timeline

The Barbarians

The Angles and the Saxons

The Romans and the Vikings in England

 Roman and Viking ships – raids

Archaeological discoveries on Vikings in England, Norway

and North America

                                                Hadrian’s Wall-Digging for Gold

Navigation

                                                Mythology:  King Arthur

Did King Arthur and Merlin the Wizard Exist?

The Mystery of Stonehenge

The Naked Archaeologist from History International

Mysterious Places http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/tours.html

*Activities:  Build a Viking ship

                  Make runestones

                  Make a Viking

                  English May Basket

**Video:  Discoveries of Viking artifacts, ships

                                                **Video:  King Arthur

10                                                                The Ancient World:  Native Americans: the Toltecs, the

Incas, the Mayans, the Aztecs Civilizations  (South America)

                                                Map and Timeline

The Pyramids and the Mummies found

                                                Lifestyle of the Civilizations

                                                Mythology

                                                Food of the Maya, Aztecs and Incas

Teotihuacan, City of the Gods

The Spanish Conquest

                                                The Naked Archaeologist from History International

                                                *Activities:  Aztec Sun God

                                                                     Aztec Codex

                                                                     Cardboard Loom Weaving

                                                                     Worry Doll

                                                                     Los Animalitos

                                                                     Lakota-Sioux Charm Bag

                                                                     Sun Dance Skull

                                                                     Sponge Painting Cut-Outs

                                                                     Chippewa Dream Catcher

                                                                     Mexican Picture Frame

                                                                     Mexican String Art

                                                                     Mexican Skeleton

                                                                    Peru Band-in-a-Box

                                                                    Book:  The Mexican Adventure by Richard Brightfield

**Video:  The Amazon Rain Forest

                       

                                                References

Buck, Gladys G. (2004).  Early Africa.  Milliken Publishing. 

ISBN 0-7877-0595-0

Conklin, W. (2005).  Mysteries in History: Ancient History.

 Teacher Created Resources.  ISBN 987-1-4206-3049-7

Conklin, W. (2006).  Ancient Civilizations:  China, India, Africa,

 Mespotamia.  Scholastic Inc.  ISBN 0-439-53993-5

Doherty, Edith J.S. & Evans, Louise C. (1992).  Stones and Bones.

 ISBN 0-945984-01-4

                                               

                                                Get Talking Chinese:  Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (Audiotape)

                                                IBSN 978-0-7566-2902-1

Hands-On Heritage (2007).  India Activity Book. 

ISBN-10 1-56472-350-X

                                                Hands-On Heritage (2007).  Japan Activity Book. 

ISBN-10 1-56472-020-9

McAlpine, J., Weincek, B., Jeweler, S., & Finkbinder, M.

(1997).  Weekly Writing Activities for the Intermediate Grades:  An Integrated Approach on SocialStudies.  Educational Impressions.  ISBN 1-56644-008-4

Spellman, Linda (1983).  Monsters, Mysteries, UFOs.  Learning Works

 Enrichment Series.  ISBN 0-88160-095-4

 


 

Archaeology and Ancient Civilizations

GPS Standards

AG-BAS-1: The student evaluates human needs and demonstrates the role of agriculture in meeting the needs of humans: historically, currently and in the future.
a.Explains the three basic human needs and sources of food, clothing and shelter.
b.Identifies major categories of food and fiber products.
c.Defines agriculture and agricultural industry.
d.Traces major changes and accomplishments in the history of agriculture.
e.Identifies the major branches of the agriculture industry.
f.Describes major factors in world consumer preferences.
g.Compares and contrasts US and world agriculture practices.
h.Discusses the skills needed for agricultural work and explains how they have changed.

SSWH1 The student will analyze the origins, structures and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE to 500 BCE.
a. Describe the development of Mesopotamian societies including the religious, cultural, economic, and political facets of society including Hammurabi's law code.
b. Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt.
c. Explain the development of monotheism including the concepts developed by the ancient Hebrews and Zoroastrianism.
d. Identifying early trading networks and writing systems existent in the Eastern Mediterranean including those of the Phoenicians.
e. Explain the development and importance of writing including cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and the Phoenician alphabet.

SS7G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources, and population size on African countries.

a. Describe the impact location has on countries such as Chad, Egypt, and South Africa, with regard to trade, migration, agriculture, and industry.
b. Explain the impact physical features such as deserts, mountains, rivers, and proximity to the ocean have on countries such as Ethiopia, Sudan, and Morocco.
c. Explain the distribution of natural resources in Africa and how that has affected the development of countries such as Chad, Sudan, and South Africa.
d. Describe the effect the Sahara, Sahel, Savannah, and tropical rain forest have on where people live, the type of work they do, and transportation.

SSWH12 The student will examine the origins and contributions of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
a. Describe the geographical extent of the Ottoman Empire during the rule of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Safavid Empire during the reign of Shah Abbas I, and the Moghal Empire during the reigns of Babur and Akbar.
b. Explain the ways in which these Muslim empires influenced religion, law and the arts in their parts of the world.

SSWH2 The student will identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies from 1100 BCE to 500 CE.

a. Describe the development of Indian civilization including the rise and fall of the Maurya Empire, "Golden Age" under Gupta, and the emperor Ashoka.
b. Explain the development and impact of Hinduism and Buddhism on India and subsequent diffusion of Buddhism.
c. Describe the development of Chinese civilization under the Zhou, Qin.
d. Explain the impact of Confucianism on Chinese culture including the examination system, the Mandate of Heaven, the status of peasants, the status of merchants and the patriarchal family and diffusion to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

SSWH11 Students will investigate political and social changes in Japan and in China from the seventeenth century CE to mid nineteenth century CE.

a. Describe the policies of the Tokugawa and Qing rulers, to include Oda Nobunaga, and Kangxi.
b. Analyze the impact of population growth and its impact on the social structure.

CLADV.CC1 The students acquire information from reading passages to compare and contrast their own culture with the Roman world and to reinforce and expand their knowledge of other disciplines through the study of the Latin language. The students:

a.Identify words and terms studied in Latin with other academic disciplines.
b.Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the musical, artistic, philosophic, and legal terms associated with Latin.
c.Compare and contrast the history, daily life, art, architecture, philosophy, literature, and mythology of the ancient world to the modern world.
d.Apply knowledge of ancient cultures by sharing with others in the school and community.

CLADV.CU1 The students demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, practices, and products of Roman culture. The students:

a.Demonstrate an understanding of ancient Roman history, customs, and private and political life based on reading selections.
b.Demonstrate an understanding of ancient Roman philosophy, art, and religion based on reading selections.

CLI.CC2 The students acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints via the study of Latin and the Greco-Roman civilization.

b.Recognize and compare plots and themes of classical mythology in contemporary literature and art.
a.Identify similarities and differences in ancient Roman and contemporary culture.
c.Compare the influence of Latin and the Greco-Roman culture on the customs of other cultures.

CLII.CC2 The students acquire information from reading passages and consequently recognize the distinctive viewpoints of Latin and the Greco-Roman civilization. The students:

a.Identify similarities and differences in ancient and contemporary cultures.
b.Recognize and relate classical influences on modern social and political systems.
c.Demonstrate the influences of the Latin language and literature on English literature and artistic styles.

CLII.CU1 The students demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, practices, and products of the Greco-Roman culture. The students:
a.Demonstrate an understanding of the ancient Romans based on reading selections and discussions regarding Roman political systems and history.
b.Demonstrate an understanding of the ancient Romans based on reading selections and discussions regarding Roman daily life and culture.

SES2 Students will understand how plate tectonics creates certain geologic features, materials, and hazards.
a. Distinguish among types of plate tectonic settings produced by plates diverging, converging, and sliding past each other.
b. Relate modern and ancient geologic features to each kind of plate tectonic setting.
c. Relate certain geologic hazards to specific plate tectonic settings.
d. Associate specific plate tectonic settings with the production of particular groups of igneous and metamorphic rocks and mineral resources.
e. Explain how plate tectonics creates and destroys sedimentary basins through time.

SS7G10 The student will evaluate the impact of government policies and individual behaviors on Southern and Eastern Asia's environment.
a. Describe environmental problems nations such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan in Southern Asia are facing (e.g., pollution of the Ganges River, air pollution, such as the Asia Brown Cloud, and overpopulation).
b. Explain the problems nations in Southern Asia such as India, Pakistan, and Indonesia have in developing policies concerning environmental issues such as pollution of rivers, industrial pollution, and the extraction of natural resources, including the destruction of the rain forest.
c. Describe the environmental problems, such as overpopulation, industrial pollution, and flooding, facing countries in Eastern Asia; include China, Japan, and South Korea.
d. Explain efforts by governments and industries in China, Japan, and South Korea to meet environmental problems such as overpopulation, industrial pollution, and flooding.

SS7G11 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources, and population size on Southern and Eastern Asian countries.
a. Describe the impact of location on trade, agriculture, and industry on India, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, and Japan.
b. Describe the impact climatic conditions have on population distribution, agriculture, and industrial development in Southern and Eastern Asia.
c. Explain the distribution of natural resources and how that has affected the development of countries such as Bangladesh, India, China, and Japan.
d. Describe how the geography of Southern and Eastern Asia has affected the population in terms of where people live, the type of work they do, and transportation.

SS7G12 The student will describe the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia.
a. Describe the predominant religious practices, customs, and traditions of the people of India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.
b. Evaluate the effect of the literacy rate on the development of countries such as India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.
c. Explain the major literary, artistic, and music forms of India, China, and Japan.

CLI.CU1 The students demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, practices, and products of the Greco-Roman culture. The students:
a.Demonstrate an understanding of the ancient Romans based on reading selections and discussions regarding celebrations, family and social structures, food and eating habits, living conditions, entertainment practices, and the concept of time.
b.Recognize elements of Greco-Roman culture in reading selections

SS7E9 The student will give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers across time.
a. Analyze how India has benefited from increased trade with other countries since 1991.
b. Analyze the impact of trade on modern Japan.
c. Explain the importance of the Pacific Rim in trade and economic development.
d. Describe why Southern and Eastern Asia are becoming a significant factor in international trade.
e. Define types of trade barriers that exist in Southern and Eastern Asia, especially for countries such as India and Indonesia, and how those barriers are being overcome.
f. Illustrate how international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between and among nations and identify examples of currencies from India, China, and Japan.

SS6H1 The student will describe the civilizations at the time of the Columbian Exchange and the impact of European exploration on those civilizations.
a. Describe Aztec and Incan societies prior to the Columbian Exchange; include religious beliefs, origins of their empires, the astronomic and calendar developments of the Aztecs, and the roads and aqueducts of the Incas.
b. Describe the encounter and consequences between the Spanish and the Aztec and Incan civilizations; include how small Spanish forces defeated large empires, and the roles of Cortes, Pizarro, Montezuma, and Atahualpa.

SS6G8 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe.
a. Explain the diversity of European culture as seen in a comparison of German, Greek, Russian, French, and Italian languages, customs, and traditions.
b. Describe the customs and traditions of the major religions in Europe; include Judaism, Christianity (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant), and Islam and locate where each religion is the primary religion.
c. Explain how the literacy rate in Europe has had an impact on its development in the modern world.
d. Describe major contributions to literature (e.g., Nobel Prize winning authors), art (e.g., Van Gogh, Picasso), and music (e.g., classical, opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber).

ELAWLRL3 The student deepens understanding of literary works from around the world by relating them to their contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods. The student
a. Relates a literary work to primary source documents of its literary period or historical setting.
b. Relates a literary work to the seminal ideas of the time and place in which it is set or the time and place of its composition.

  1. Greek
  2. Roman
  3. Classical Multicultural
  4. Western European
  5. Contemporary Multicultural

c. Compares and contrasts specific characteristics of different genres as these genres develop and change over time and across cultures (e.g., classical multicultural with contemporary multicultural, Western with Eastern European).
d. Analyzes a variety of cross-cultural works representing different genres within the same specific time period in order to identify types of discourse (e.g., satire, parody, allegory, pastoral) that cross the lines of genre classifications.