Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts Curriculum Map Global Studies 1 and 2 Grade 9th



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Curriculum Map Global Studies 1 and 2 Grade 9th Teacher Mr. Cassidy

Academic School Year 2006-2007

Spring –Fall Semester




Unit/ time frame

Topic/ concept

Essential Questions

Activities

Skills students will learn



Standards

Reading

Chapters covered

books/ other resources


Literacy Assignments

Reading and Writing activities



Projects/

Assessments


Technology

Geography/

2 weeks


.Geography/

A. Elements of geography

B. Human and physical geography

C. Migration

D. Economic geography

E. Maps and map skills


How did the physical geography determine the lives of early humans?

1. What is geography?

2. How is geography depicted by humans? List the ways.

3. How do physical and human geography affect people, now and in the past?

4. What is the relationship between culture and environment?

5. What are the economic, political, and social similarities of river valley civilizations?



1. Plan, organize, and present geography research projects.

2. Analyze and test geographic generalizations.

3. Understand how to develop and use maps to present a variety of geographic information.

4. Investigate the characteristics and distribution of human populations across the Earth.

5. Explain how technological change affects people, places, and regions.


3.3 investigate the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on the Earth’s surface.

2.10 investigate key events and developments and major turning points in world history to identify the factors that brought about change and the long-term effects of these changes.



Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Unit Review handout




Warm-Ups and Closing Activities

Journal


Kinetic Cards

Think Alouds – Reading Text

Picture Walks

T Charts


Graphic Organizers

Visual Representations




1. Group activity where each group describes one of the five elements of geography and its effects on people.

2. Each student will create his/her own make-believe continent, that will include a number of specific geographic features.


Multiple choice Test.

DBQ



www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



Ancient Civilizations/

4 Weeks




A. Early Peoples

B. Neolithic Revolution

C. Early River Valley Civilizations


  1. Compare and Contrast

    1. Mesopotamia

    2. Egypt

    3. Indus Valley

    4. Yellow River

  2. Characteristics of Civilization

    1. geography

    2. political

    3. economic

    4. social structure

  3. Contributions of Civilizations

4. Demographic Patterns of Early Civilizations
What does it mean to be civilized?

Do humans shape environment or does the environment shape culture

1. What was the relationship of early peoples and their environments?

2. Why is the Neolithic Revolution called a revolution?

3. How are cities related to the development of early civilizations?

4. Why did early peoples migrate?

5. How does the legal system of a culture reflect its values?


1. Locate early civilizations on a map

 

2. Explain how early peoples answer the 3 basic economic questions of What, How and For Whom to Produce.



3. Make a timeline accurately placing Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Indian Civilizations.

4. Describe the role of women in classical civilizations.




2.1 define culture and civilization, explaining how they developed and changed over time. Investigate the various components of cultures and civilizations including social customs, norms, values, and traditions; political systems; economic systems; religions and spiritual beliefs; and socialization or educational practices.

2.15 interpret and analyze documents and artifacts related to significant developments and events in world history.



Chapter 2, 3

The Code of Hammurabi

The Epic of Gilgamesh


Journal

Graphic Organizers

Informational Paragraph Frames

Reciprocal Reading

Pairs Read

Stations Activity

Gallery Walk

Think Alouds – Writing Task Analysis

Closed Word Sort


1. Write an essay comparing how rulers used power in early civilizations.

2. Develop a graphic organizer categorizing the rise and fall of ancient empires into social, economic, geographic, and political categories.


Travel Brochure/Poster – Early River Valley Civilization
Multiple Choice Questions
Thematic Essay – Science & Technology – Early River Valley Civilizations

www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



Religion

3 weeks





Religion

A. Emergence of major world religions

B. Comparison of Major Beliefs of world religions

C. Spread of Major World Religions

Belief Systems

Polytheistic/monotheistic

Ancestor worship

Caste system

Reincarnation

Nirvana


Five Pillars

Ten Commandments

Culture
Why do people develop belief systems?
How do belief systems impact culture?

1. What are the major purposes of belief systems?

2. Compare and contrast the beliefs of major world religions.

3. How does a culture’s art and architecture reflect the religion?

4. What are the symbols, texts, and icons related to the major religions of the world?

5. Who are the key individuals associated



1. Describe the main beliefs of the major world religions.

 

2. Write an essay explaining the role of religion in the art and architecture of civilizations.



2.11 analyze the roles and contributions of individuals and groups to social, political, economic, cultural, and religious practices and activities.

2.13 examine the social/cultural, political, economic, and religious norms and values of Western and other world cultures.

2.1 define culture and civilization, explaining how they developed and changed over time. Investigate the various components of cultures and civilizations including social customs, norms, values, and traditions; political systems; economic systems; religions and spiritual beliefs; and socialization or educational practices.

2.15 interpret and analyze documents and artifacts related to significant developments and events in world history.



Chapters

4.4, 5.3, 7.2

The Ten Commandments



Rig Veda

The Analects

Journal

Graphic Organizers

Informational Paragraph Frames

Reciprocal Reading

Pairs Read

Gallery Walk

Think Alouds – Writing Task Analysis

Closed Word Sort



1. Locate the places of origin and spread of major religions on a world map.

 

2. Complete a comparison chart of the major world religions.



 

3. Write a Document Based Essay based on selections from the texts of the Torah, Bible, Koran, and Baggvid Gita.


Children’s Book for one major religion
Thematic Essay – Belief Systems
Multiple Choice Questions
Thematic Essay – Science & Technology – Early River Valley Civilizations


www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



Classical Civilization

4 weeks

A. Chinese Civilization

    1. Geography

    2. contributions

    3. Dynasties

  1. Indian Civilization

    1. geography

    2. Dynasties

    3. Hinduism

  2. Latin America

    1. geography

    2. contributions

    3. beliefs

  3. Africa

    1. geography

    2. contributions

    3. empires

  4. Greece and Rome

    1. geography

    2. contributions

    3. government

    4. culture

What causes empires to strengthen and to weaken?

What legacies have past civilizations left to modern society?

1. Why did early people migrate?

2. What are the significant achievements of the classical civilizations?

3. What was the status and role of women in these civilizations?

4. How have Greek and Roman political practices impacted later governments?



  1. Understand how the contributions of the classic civilizations have influenced our world.

  2. Describe the influence of the Mandate of Heaven and dynastic cycles.

  3. Describe how the political ideas of the Greeks and Romans has influenced our government.

  4. Describe how the African gold salt trade helped to spread the Muslim religion.

2.2 understand the development and connectedness of Western civilization and other civilizations and cultures in many areas of the world and over time.

2.4 understand the broad patterns, relationships, and interactions of cultures and civilizations during particular eras and across eras.

2.15 interpret and analyze documents and artifacts related to significant developments and events in world history.


Chapters

5, 6, 7, 8



  1. Homer’s Illiad

  2. Odyssey




Journal

Anticipation Guide

Frame of Reference

Concept Definition Map

Person Pyramid Graphic Organizer

Word Sort

Text Structure – Cause & Effect


1. Construct a timeline correctly placing events in ancient Greek and Roman history.

2. Write an essay discussing the extent to which Classical Greece and Rome were democratic.

3. Illustrate on a map of the ancient world how ancient civilizations were interdependent.
Silk Road Postcard
RAFT – Classical Civilizations
Multiple Choice Questions
DBQ – Fall of Rome


www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



European Feudalism

4 weeks





A. Manor System

B. Roman Catholic Church

C. Kingdoms and Empires


  1. Charlemagne

  2. Byzantine

  3. Islamic

D. Growth of Towns and Trade

E. Comparison with Japanese Feudalism

What causes empires to rise and fall?

Does religion change culture or does culture change religion?

1. How did the Byzantine Empire preserve the culture and knowledge of Greece and Rome?

2. Why was the fall of Constantinople considered a turning point in history?

3. What were the major advancements of the Islamic Golden Age?

4. What was the governmental structure of medieval Europe?

5. How did the status of men and women differ in medieval Europe?

6. How did the expansion of Christianity and Islam create cultural diffusion? 



1. Explain the differences in male and female roles in the Middle Ages.

2. Compare and contrast feudalism in Japan and Europe. 

3. List the major achievements of the Islamic Golden Age.

4. Diagram the social structure of medieval Europe.



2.4 understand the broad patterns, relationships, and interactions of cultures and civilizations during particular eras and across eras.

2.12 explain the dynamics of cultural change and how interactions between and among cultures has affected various cultural groups throughout the world.

3.5 analyze how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of the Earth’s surface.


Chapter

10, 11, 13



Piers Plowman by Langland

“Plague in Siena” – Agnolo di Tura

Pope Urban II’s Call for a Crusade


Journals

Read Alouds

Reciprocal Reading

Text Structure - Problem/Solution

Anticipation Guide

Three steps Kaplan Map/chart/ Graph



1. Write an essay on the role of feudalism in promoting the social, economic, and political stability of Europe.

2. Write a journal on a European Crusader in the Holy Land.


Middle Ages Board Game
Multiple Choice Questions
DBQ – Were the Middle Ages the Dark Ages or the Age of Learning?

www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word




The Age of Exploration & the Slave Trade

4 weeks


A. The Commercial Revolution

B. Age of Exploration and Colonization

C. The Columbian Exchange

D. Triangular Trade and Slavery

E. Mercantilism and the Encomienda System
Should civilizations expand?
Do wealth & power corrupt?
What is the source of prejudice?
Can cultural interaction ever be positive?

1. How did the new centers of trade arise?

2. What was the relationship of the decline of feudalism and the rise of capitalism?

3. What role did the new class of merchants play in the development of capitalism?

4. How did the new capitalist economy affect the way men and women worked?


1. Explain the development of capitalism as an economic system

2. Describe the contributions of the new class of merchants to the development of capitalism.

3. Discuss the effects of European exploration and colonization.


2.5 analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history.

2.8 analyze evidence critically and demonstrate an understanding of how circumstances of time and place can influence perspective.

2.12 explain the dynamics of cultural change and how interactions between and among cultures have affected various cultural groups throughout the world.


Chapters

14, 16, 19, 20



The Journal of Christopher Columbus excerpt

The Journals of Matteo Ricci – excerpt

Short Report of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolome de Las Casas

Journal

Problematic Situation

Frame of Reference

Debate


Think-Pair-Share

Trading Cards

Read Alouds

Person Pyramid

Informational Text Frames

Writing to Learn – Conversations Across Time




1. Draw a map of the world trade routes.

2. Engage in a simulation to form a joint stock company.

3. Write entries in a diary for a slave.

4. Write an essay on the effects of the triangular trade.


Research Project – History Hall of Fame or Shame
DBQ – Was Columbus a hero or a villain?

www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word




Renaissance and Reformation

3 weeks


  1. Revival of Greek and Roman art and architecture

  2. DaVinci and Michelangelo

  3. Humanism

  4. Literature

    1. Dante

    2. Cervantes

    3. Shakespeare

  5. English Reformation

    1. Henry VIII

  6. Reformation

    1. Martin Luther

    2. John Calvin

    3. 95 Theses

    4. Council of Trent

Does scientific investigation destroy traditions?

Can absolute monarchy be beneficial to society?

Are some political systems better than others?

Have human rights always existed?



  1. How did the rediscovery of classical models influence arts and literature?

  2. How did discontent with the church lead to the Protestant Reformation?

  3. How did the Renaissance create a new emphasis on individual

  1. Understand how capitalism impacted the Renaissance.

  2. Discuss how the Renaissance was different from the Middle Ages.

  3. Describe the ideas that influenced Renaissance scholars, artists, and writers.

  4. Understand how the need for religious reform came about.

2.2 understand the development and connectedness of Western civilization and other civilizations and cultures in many areas of the world and over time.

2.11 analyze the roles and contributions of individuals and groups to social, political, economic, cultural, and religious practices and activities.

5.4 identify and analyze advantages and disadvantages of various governmental systems.


Chapters

17

1.Machiavelli The Prince



2.John Locke Two Treaties of Government

3. English Bill of Rights

4 .Martin Luther 95 Theses



Journal

BLPT Kaplan

Text Structure – Cause & Effect

Word Sort

Synectics – Metaphor Creation

Collaborative Bloom’s Questions




Create a cause effect diagram of the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the art and writing of the Middle Ages.

Resume of Monarch, Scientist or Philosopher
Multiple Choice Questions
Thematic Essay – Political Systems

www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



The Rise of the Nation States



4 weeks

A. Decline of Feudalism

B. Growth of Towns

C. New Nations Consolidated

D. Dynamic Royal Leaders



  1. England – Elisabeth I

  2. France – Louis XIV

  3. Spain – Ferdinand & Isabella

  4. Russia – Ivan the Great

C. The Reponses to Absolutism

Can absolute monarchy be beneficial to society?

Are some political systems better than others?

Have human rights always existed?

1. What are the key characteristics of a nation state?

2. What factors led to the decline of feudalism and the rise of nations?



1. Describe the forces leading to the rise of the nation states.

2. Explain the development of nationalism in Europe.

3. Compare the leadership styles of different kings and queens.


2.5 analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history.

2.8 analyze evidence critically and demonstrate an understanding of how circumstances of time and place can influence perspective.

2.12 explain the dynamics of cultural change and how interactions between and among cultures have affected various cultural groups throughout the world.


Chapters

19-21

Starry Messenger – excerpt by Galileo

Magna Carta

English Bill of Rights


Journal

Problematic Situation

Frame of Reference

Debate


Think-Pair-Share

Trading Cards

Read Alouds

Person Pyramid

Informational Text Frames

Writing to Learn – Conversations Across Time





Write an essay on the concept of limited government using the ideas of Hobbes, Machiavelli, Locke, and Rousseau.

 

Compare the English Bill of Rights with the U.S. Bill of Rights.



 

Construct a timeline of events in Europe from the year 500 to 1500.

Research Project – History Hall of Fame or Shame



www.regentsprep.org

www.atlas.com

www.encarta.com

www.googleearth.com

www.wikipedia.org

Smart Board Software

Power Point

Microsoft Word



















































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