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Standard 6.3 Active Citizenship in the 21st Century

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Standard 6.3 Active Citizenship in the 21st Century. All students will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world.


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Compare and contrast the social organization of early hunters/gathers and those who lived in early agrarian societies.


Explain the various migratory patterns of hunters/gathers who moved from Africa to Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas, and describe the impact of migration on their lives and on the shaping of societies.


Relate the agricultural revolution (including the impact of food surplus from farming) to population growth and the subsequent development of civilizations.


Demonstrate an understanding of pre-agricultural and post-agricultural periods in terms of relative length of time.


Relate the development of language and forms of writing to the expression of ideas, creation of cultural identity, and development of more complex social structures.


Explain how archaeological discoveries are used to develop and enhance understanding of life prior to written records.     


Explain why different ancient river valley civilizations developed similar forms of government.


Explain how codifying laws met the needs of ancient river valley societies.


Determine the role of slavery in the economic and social structures of ancient river valley civilizations.


Determine the extent to which geography influenced settlement, the development of trade networks, technological innovations, and the sustainability of ancient river valley civilizations.


Compare and contrast physical and political maps of ancient river valley civilizations and their modern counterparts (i.e., Mesopotamia and Iraq; Ancient Egypt and Modern Egypt; Indus River Valley and Modern Pakistan/India; Ancient China and Modern China), and determine the geopolitical impact of these civilizations, then and now.


Explain how technological advancements led to greater economic specialization, improved weaponry, trade, and the development of a class system in ancient river valley civilizations.   


Analyze the impact of religion on daily life, government, and culture in various ancient river valley civilizations.  


Explain how the development of written language transformed all aspects of life in ancient river valley civilizations.

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