Throughout this unit we will be learning and acquiring multiple skills and a vast amount of knowledge about Ancient Civilizations. Knowing how to analyze primary sources, including employing the skills of sourcing, corroborating, contextualizing and close reading will be a focus in this unit. Below, you will find a day-by-day outline of the BIG ROCKS we will be discussing and when our key assignments will be due:
August 22 & 23 - Skills Pre-Assessment, Disclosure, Website August 24 & 25 - Civilizations Overview, 7 Characteristics and Examples August 26 & 29 - Egypt August 30 & 31 - Athens & Sparta, Major Philosophers and their contributions September 1 & 2 - Rome September 6 & 7 - Qin & Zhou Dynasties, SHEG Confucianism & Daoism September 8 & 9 - Why do civilizations fall? 6 Symptoms, First Formative Assessment September 12 & 13 - Hat Trick for Compare & Contrast Essay, Judaism September 14 & 15 - Christianity September 16 & 19 - Confucianism & Daoism September 20 & 21 - Buddhism September 22 & 23 - Hinduism September 26 & 27 - Islam September 28 & 29 - Summative Assessment for Unit 1
THINKING/READING LIKE A HISTORIAN: IMPORTANT RESOURCES
Throughout Unit 1, a strong emphasis was placed on Stanford's "Thinking/Reading Like a Historian." The links below provide extremely important resources you will need throughout the entire semester in helping you to read and understand the skills of Closed Reading, Corroboration, Sourcing and Contextualization. These are critical skills you will be expected to master throughout the semester. They will be worthwhile to you throughout your educational career and life, if you learn and apply them correctly. Use the links below often.