UNIT 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations (to 600 B.C.E.); Chapters 1 - 2

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Enjoy the last hours of summer

Class Orientation/ Registration

FIRST DAY; navigate Blackboard; discuss syllabi, year-long goals & class rules; CMMS (GRQs; starting with the end in mind); go over guide and EDpuzzle; note taking instruction

Bring laptops (every day unless otherwise instructed)

Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); What is History?; What does it mean to be human?; analyze textbooks; organize files

Discuss Migration, Maps, and Current Events; watch clip from West Wing (NNN (no notes necessary); just watch & enjoy); go to Blackboard - submit your responses to the Student Introductions (Google Form on Blackboard)

Read through class expectations and requirements; Ch1: Section 1 (Human Origins in Africa); watch video; take notes on guide; think about "What does it mean to be human?"

Read Ch1:S2 (Humans Try to Control Nature; Civilizations); take notes on guide2; video; think about "Why are maps useful?"

Read Ch1:S3 (Civilizations); guide2; video; What is the greatest invention in human history?

Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); The First Agricultural Revolution; Civilizations & Inventions

First Civilizations;
Indus and Yellow River Valleys

Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); Mesopotamia; essay outline practice

Compare and Contrast: Mesopotamia and Egypt; review for summative

Unit 1 Test: Technological and Environmental Transformations (Multiple-Choice (MCQs) and Stimulus-Based Questions (SBQs))

Read Ch2:S3 (44-47; Indus City Planning); Ch2:S4 (50-53; China Under the Shang); guide3; video; How and why do different cultures emerge?

Read Ch2:S1 (Mesopotamia); guide4; video; What does it mean to be "civilized"?


Read Ch2:S2 (Egypt); guide; video4; How do states form and why are they important?; review for review

Study for Summative Chill :)

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