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Unit 2: Contribution to the development of basic competences

Social competence and citizenship

Students will develop these competencies through the contents in this unit.

Knowledge of and interaction with the physical world

  • Understand the geography of the first civilisations in Egypt and Mesopotamia. (Page 16, Map)

  • Analyse common buildings in the first civilisations. (Page 17, Act. d; Page 20, Bottom picture; Page 23, Picture; Page 24, Act. a)

Cultural and artistic

  • Appreciate the importance of Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. (Page 22, Act. 1; Pages 24 and 25, Photos; Page 26, Act. 2)

Information handling and digital competence

  • Use alternative sources to find information. (Page 25, Netsurfers!)

  • Interpret maps, timelines and pictures. (Page 18, Map; Page 22, Act. 1; Page 27, Act. 3)

Competence in linguistic communication

  • Write descriptive texts, compose essays and justify answers using the appropriate vocabulary from the unit. (Pages 16 and 17, Act. a to d; Pages 18 and 19, Act. a to d; Pages 20 and 21, Act. a to c; Page 24, Act. a and b)

  • Evaluate students’ listening skills and vocabulary use. (Page 23, Listen and find; Page 26, Copy and complete)

Competence in learning to learn

  • Analyse contents and understand how they are related to each other. (Page 17, Act. 1 to 3; Page 157, Act. 1 to 3; Page 19, Act.1 to 3; Page 21; Page 26, Revision)

Autonomy and personal initiative

  • Look up information and persuade others to see a point of view. (Page 19, Act. 1 and 3; Page 21, Act. 2; Page. 27, Act. 3)

Unit 2

Social Competence and citizenship


Student’s book

Activity book

Didactic guide: Unit 2

Locate the first civilisations on a map

Pages: 14 and 15

Unit 2

Pages: 6 and 7

Learn about the city-states and empires of Mesopotamia.

Pages: 16 and 17

Unit 2

Pages: 8 and 9

Identify the main characteristics of Mesopotamian art

Pages: 16 and 17

Unit 2

Pages: 8 and 9

Recognise the Nile’s role in the Egyptian civilisation

Pages: 18 and 19

Unit 2

Pages: 10 and 11

Understand Egyptian society at the time of the pharaohs

Pages: 18 and 19

Unit 2

Pages: 10 and 11

Describe everyday life in Ancient Egypt

Pages: 20 and 21

Unit 2

Pages: 12 and 13

Understand religious beliefs in Ancient Egypt

Pages: 22 and 23

Unit 2

Pages: 14 and 15

Describe Egyptian temples and the art in tombs

Pages: 24 and 25

Unit 2

Pages: 14 to 17

Didactic objectives

  • Identify the first urban civilisations and understand their place in history.

  • Understand the social and economic organisation of the first city-states and the first empires in Mesopotamia.

  • Recognise the importance of the invention of writing.

  • Identify the characteristics of Mesopotamian sculpture and architecture.

  • Understand the role of geography in the development of the Egyptian civilisation.

  • Explain the power of the pharaoh and the privileged classes in Ancient Egyptian society.

  • Describe the economic activities and everyday life in Ancient Egypt.

  • Understand the religious beliefs and describe the art in tombs in Ancient Egypt.

  • Study and interpret different historical sources including paintings and sculptures.


  • Mesopotamia: the first city-states and the first empires.

  • Characteristics of the first writing system.

  • Mesopotamian art: architecture and sculpture.

  • Egypt: the rising of the Nile and the desert.

  • Egyptian society: pharaohs, the privileged class and the common people.

  • Everyday life in Ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian gods and religious beliefs.

  • Religious architecture and art in tombs in Ancient Egypt.

  • Locate the most important historical and cultural events from the first civilisations on a timeline.

  • Describe and analyse Egyptian and Mesopotamian art.

  • Develop an interest in learning about and conserving cultural heritage.

  • Study and interpret maps, drawings and pictures of buildings.

  • Analyse and compare the characteristics of different tombs.

  • Make a concept map about the first urban civilisations.

  • Look up information about different aspects of ancient civilisations using diverse sources.


  • Find out if the students understand and appreciate the importance of geography and the Nile River in the development of the Egyptian civilisation.

  • Check that they can describe the society in the first city-states.

  • See if they recognise the main characteristics of Mesopotamian culture.

  • Confirm that they can identify the activities of the different social groups in Ancient Egypt.

  • Evaluate if they know how everyday life was in Egyptian villages and cities.

  • Assess if they recognise the main differences between Egyptian and Mesopotamian temples.

  • Ensure that they understand the Egyptian religion and their beliefs in the afterlife.

  • Verify that they can describe the evolution of Egyptian tombs throughout history.


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