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Unit 1- The Neolithic Revolution

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • Modern technology indicated human beings originated and migrated from Africa throughout the world.
  • Human beings developed from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age as they interacted with their environment and developed new forms of society.
  • Archeologists can use tools to draw conclusions from sites where early man resided.
  • A turning point is when there is a significant change in all aspects of society.
  • Artifacts tell us a great deal about a society.
  • The Neolithic Age represents a turning point in the development of human beings.
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Unit 2 – River Valley Civilizations

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • Civilizations developed along river valleys
  • Each civilization have certain characteristics in common but also developed a unique culture
  • The geography of the region in which the civilization developed impacted its economy
  • The cultural contributions of each civilization influenced succeeding societies

 

Unit 3- Classic Civilizations

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • Geographic factors impact the development of civilization
  • There are many possible types of political systems
  • Government is shaped by the individuals in control and its interaction with its citizens
  • Classical civilizations share many characteristics and continue to influence modern life.
  • Time and place determine daily life.
  • A Golden Age is a period of period of peace, prosperity, and cultural achievements
  • Innovations in the arts and philosophy during the period of Classical Civilizations influence life in the modern world.

 

 

Unit 4- Comparative World Religions

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • The major world religions (belief systems) share many similarities yet have differences
  • Religions (belief systems) are based on a set of mutually held values
  • All of the major religions have a “Golden Rule”
  • Religion has influenced the daily lives and outlook of many peoples throughout history
  • World religions continue to play a significant role in our world today

 

Unit 5- The Mediterranean World

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • Prior civilizations have contributed the cultural elements of religion, art, music, architecture, science and mathematics, traditions, beliefs, and language to the modern world.
  • Multiple causes contribute to the decline of a civilization.
  • Three distinct cultural regions developed and interacted in the Mediterranean World.
  • Feudal Europe has contributed the cultural elements of religion, art, music, architecture, science and mathematics, traditions, beliefs, and language to the modern world.
  • The Byzantine Empire has contributed the cultural elements of religion, art, music, architecture, science and mathematics, traditions, beliefs, and language to the modern world.
  • The Islamic Caliphates have contributed the cultural elements of religion, art, music, architecture, science and mathematics, traditions, beliefs, and language to the modern world during their Golden Age.
  • The different cultures that clashed in the series of wars known as the Crusades each brought their
  •  own unique perspective to the conflict.


Unit 6-Interactions Across the Eastern Hemisphere

 

What will students understand as a result of this unit?

  • Students will understand that trade networks promoted the exchange and diffusion of language, belief systems, tools, intellectual ideas, inventions, and diseases.
  • Pivotal events in history have promoted the interaction of people and the blending of cultures.
  • Throughout history trade has facilitated the exchange of ideas as well as goods.
  • Complex societies and civilizations adapt and design technologies that ensure adaptation to the environment and their survival.

 

 

 

                 

                       

 

 


Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 832-4500   Fax: (845) 832-4511

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

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