WS/fcs unit Planning Organizer



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Unit Planning Organizer

Subject(s)

Social Studies

Conceptual Lenses

Grade/Course

9th Grade

  • Power

  • Authority

  • conflict




Unit of Study

Early Middle Ages (2.6, 3.1, 3.2)

Unit Title

Unit 5: Early Middle Ages

Pacing

5 days (block)




Unit Overview

Points of focus in this unit include the interaction among peoples in Eurasia and the resulting secular and religious power struggles. Students will understand:



  • Meeting the needs of the people: Establishment of feudalism in western Europe

  • Contributions of Empires: Legacy of the Byzantine Empire

  • The Islamic culture: achievements and their impact on Europe

  • The Power of Religion: Religion as a unifying institution. Religious and secular powers compete for authority






Unit Enduring Understanding(s)

Unit Essential Question(s)



  1. Chaotic environments may lead to the development of less complex political, economic and social systems which still provide security and stability

  2. Interaction among and between nations may increase economic, technological and cultural achievements

  3. Religion can be a unifying force both politically and culturally.

  4. Absolute power can evolve when leaders have complete authority in religious and political matters.

  5. Religion often influences political and social changes as a result of conflict among different belief systems.







  1. How do societies recover from political chaos?

  2. How does increase interaction impact societies?

  3. In what ways can religion unify society?

  4. What is the impact when religious and secular powers are combined?

  5. How does religious conflict lead to societal changes?



Essential State Standards


Priority Objectives

Supporting Objectives

WH.H.2.6 Analyze the interaction between the Islamic world and Europe and Asia in terms of increased trade, enhanced technology innovation, and an impact on scientific thought and the arts.


WH.H.3.1 Explain how religion influenced political power and cultural unity in various regions of the Europe, Asia and Africa.
WH.H.3.2 Explain how religious and secular struggles for authority impacted the structure of government and society in Europe, Asia, and Africa.






Unpacked” Concepts

(students need to know)

Unpacked” Skills

(students need to be able to do)

COGNITION

(RBT Level)

WH.H.2.6

  • increased trade, enhanced technology innovation, and an impact on scientific thought and the arts


WH.H.3.1

  • religion influenced political power and cultural unity in various regions of the Europe, Asia and Africa.


WH.H.3.2

  • religious and secular struggles for authority impacted the structure of government and society in Europe, Asia, and Africa.


WH.H.2.6

Analyze (interaction)



WH.H.3.1

Explain (how)



WH.H.3.2

Explain (how the impact)



WH.H.2.6

Analyze


WH.H.3.1

Understand



WH.H.3.2

Understand




Unit “Chunking” & Enduring Understandings

Essential Factual Content

Suggested Lesson Essential Questions

H

G

C & G

E

C

Meeting the needs of the people
When government is no longer able to meet the needs of the people, alternative systems often emerge to provide stability and security

  • Feudalism

  • Manoralism

  • Ruling elite




How do societies respond when the government fails to meet their needs?

X




X

X

X

Contributions of Empires

Empires are often measured by their lasting achievements and contributions to civilization.



  • Codifying laws

  • Religious schisms

  • Art & architecture

What are the legacies (political, cultural, economic, and intellectual) of empires?

X




X

X

X

Military and economic Interaction between regions often leads to political, economic, and social innovations.

  • Nation-states

  • Cultural diffusion

  • Taxation

  • Social hierarchy

  • Rebirth of learning

How do societies impacted from regional interactions?



X

X

X

X

The Islamic culture

Religious cultural unity may develop into political authority



  • Theocracy

  • Secular

  • Bureaucracy

In the absence of a strong secular government, how does religious authority fill the political void?

X




X




X

The Power of Religion

The struggle for political power between secular and religious authorities often results in economic and social changes



  • Religion

  • Secular

How does the struggle between religious and secular authority affect society?

X




X

X

X

Sub Concepts



HISTORY
religion

GEOGRAPHY



CIVICS & GOVERNMENT
Power

Authorities



ECONOMICS



CULTURE
Society

Religion


Migration

Innovation

Civilization




Language Objective EXAMPLES


  • Key Vocabulary LO: SWBAT define and explain the terms, feudalism, legacies, civilization and cultural diffusion

  • Language Functions LO: SWBAT explain how societies respond when the government fails to meet their needs.




  • Language Skills LO: SWBAT read a passage about the a empire and identify the effects of the empire’s achievements and contributions. (Reading passages should be chosen/modified in accordance with the LEP students’ zone of proximal development).

  • Grammar and Language LO: SWBAT use adjectives and adverbs (to add details.) in an essay about a particular empire. .

  • Lesson Tasks LO: SWBAT read and summarize a passage about the Islamic culture and explain this summary to a group.

  • Language Learning Strategy LO: SWBAT develop a cause/effect graphic organizer analyzing and identifying the causes and effects of the declining of an empire. (The linguistic load will vary from LEP student to LEP student. Level 1-2 LEP students may need a word bank or other supplement to complete this activity using this strategy).





Historical Thinking and Geography Skill Resources

○ “Straight Ahead” □“Uphill” ∆“Mountainous”



Historical Thinking

Geography Skills

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General Unit Resources


SAS Curriculum Pathways

  • #1224 Medieval Europe

  • #1223 Early Islamic Civilizations

  • #1338 Medieval Europe: The Crusades

  • #381 Medieval Muslim Scholars

Learn 360

  • Feudal Societies

  • A Christian Nation

  • Medieval Awakening

Bridging World History Bridging World History

  • Unit 12: Transmission of Traditions

History for us All http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/

  • Unit 5: Patterns of Interregional Unity





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