A. Bryant, S. Chauncey , M. Hickey, A. Krauss, B. LaFountain, K. McBride, M. McClellan, J. Streiff
Social Studies Key Ideas:
5.4, 5.1, 5.2
Social Studies : 5
Students will understand that geography has a direct impact on the development of society. As people adapted to and modified their environment, complex civilizations emerged in order to meet the needs of their people. Students will discover how physical environment influences people and culture including use of land, natural resources, economy, and settlement.
STAGE 1: DESIRED RESULTS – KEY UNDERSTANDINGS
Social Studies Framework
• 5.4 The diverse geography of the Western Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement in distinct ways. Human communities in the Western Hemisphere have modified the physical environment.
• 5.1 The first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment. Their interactions with their environment led to various innovations and to the development of unique cultures.
• 5.2 Between 1100 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E, complex societies and civilizations developed in the Western Hemisphere. Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to … T1
Students must understand perspective, interdependence, that history repeats itself, and change can come about from one person or a group.
Regions share common identifiable characteristics such as physical, political, economic, or cultural features.
People made use of resources in their environment to develop their way of life.
Civilizations adapted to and modified their environment through innovation to meet the needs of their people.
Students will keep considering ... Q1 & Q2
How does where we live influence how we live? How does geography impact civilization?
What makes a civilization rise and fall?
ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL
Students will know … K1
That the Western Hemisphere is divided into the following regions: North America (Canada & the US), Mesoamerica (Mexico & Central America), Caribbean, and South America
Key facts about the arrival and settlement of peoples of the Western Hemisphere including how they used resources
The characteristics of the following complex societies and civilizations: Mayas, Incas, & Aztec, (e.g. religion, transportation, social class, writing systems, government, language, technology, social hierarchy, theories of decline)
Students will be skilled at ... S1
Using geographic representations such as maps, photographs, satellite images, and models to describe where places in the Western Hemisphere are in relation to each other
Identifying and describing how environments affect human activities and how human activities affect physical environments
Explain how events are related chronologically to one another in time.
Compare and contrast characteristics of complex societies and civilizations.