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Ancient History Era 1


TN Social Studies Standards - 2008-2009 Implementation

Ancient History - Era 1

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Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society

1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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1.1 understand the relationship between physical environments and culture
Level 1 - describe the components of culture (e.g., language, religion, customs, gender relations)
Level 1 - recognize how human migration and cultural activities influence the character of a place.
Level 2 - analyze the role of cultural diffusion and interactions among Earth’s human systems in the ongoing development of Earth’s cultural landscapes (e.g., the environmental changes of late Ice Age, changing territorial range in Africa and Asia
Level 2 - compare how cultures differ in their use of similar environments and resources
Level 3 - interpret scientific evidence regarding early human communities and its impact on the hunter gatherer culture

1.2 understand how language, art, music, belief systems, traditions, science, technology, values and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture.

Level 1 - identify early forms of written expression
Level 1 - identify early world examples of art
Level 2 - use archaeological evidence to discuss early cultural beliefs (e.g., emergence of complete belief systems)
Level 3 - indicate how different human communities expressed their beliefs. (e.g. late Paleolithic cave paintings, the communication of past memory).
Level 3 - construct a time line of technological innovations and rate the importance of technological advancements
1.3 understand the role that diverse cultures and historical experiences had on the development of the world.
Level 1 - identify differing early world cultures
Level 1 - identify characteristics of a physical environment that contribute to the growth and development of a culture
Level 2 - compare and contrast the resulting cultural difference between hunter gatherer cultures and agricultural cultures
Level 3 -analyze the various social and cultural roles that resulted due to a community's society (e.g. emergence of social class, occupational specialization, gender role differences).

2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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2.1 understand economic connections, conflicts, and interdependence.
Level 1 - identify how early world communities economically provided for their families (e.g., identify the location of major anthropologic geographic discoveries in relation to resources)
Level 1 - explain the relationship of supply and demand in early world communities
Level 2 - recognize economic relationships that resulted from early world economies
Level 2 - describe the change from hunter/gatherer economies to economies based on animal and plant domestication
Level 3 - compare and contrast the interactions among early world economic systems (e.g., evidence of early trade systems)
2.2 understand the changes that occur in the nature, use, distribution, and importance of resources
Level 1 - identify early world economy systems (e.g., hunter gatherers, agricultural, nomads)
Level 2 - study the changing role of economies based on the spread of agricultural communities
Level 3 - evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of hunter gatherer and early farming styles

2.3 recognize the importance of technologies on economic development

Level 1 - explain the relationship between the use, availability, and accessibility of resources and the subsequent technological developments
Level 2 - identify how agricultural advancements encouraged a further advancement in population and sophistication in early world communities
Level 3 - analyze how technological developments aided the development of produce and livestock

3.1 | 3.2

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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3.1 understand the importance of physical geographic features on world historic events
Level 1 - recognize and name early world major physical geographic features
Level 2 - examine the ways in which physical geographic features influence interaction of individuals and civilizations
Level 2 - identify early world vegetation, and natural resources
Level 2 - recognize how the world's surface is different from today's surface
Level 3 - assess the relative importance of physical geographic features the development of early world societies (e.g., changing climate of the world)
3.2 understand human geographic interactions and their impact on world historic events.
Level 1 - identify human communities that developed in response to environment
Level 2 - recognize the rise in human population in relation to climate changes and available resources
Level 3 - contrast the development and the sophistication of human communities in response to their environment
Level 3 - create a model fictitious early world community based on geographic elements

Governance and Civics
4.1 | 4.2

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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4.1 explain the development of a people’s need to belong and organize into a system of governance
Level 1 - recognize the relationship between a place's physical, political and cultural characteristics and the type of governance that emerges in that place
Level 2 - analyze types of early world governance (e.g., within the community, within the family)
Level 2 - recognize the differing role of individuals in governance
Level 2 - identify traditional laws and rules enacted in ancient civilizations
Level 3 - distinguish the differences among early world communities in their approach and implementation of governance
4.2 identify how cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control resources, rights, and privileges
Level 1 - list probable situations for early world cooperation and conflict over resources or privileges
Level 2 - compare and contrast roles of individuals in different forms of governance due to the economic, environmental, and geographic situations
Level 2 - analyze the necessity of establishing and enforcing the rule of law in early world communities
Level 3 - research archaeological evidence on cooperation and conflict among early world cultures over resources
Level 3 - explore the issues power, role, and status within early world communities

5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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5.1. understand the processes that gave rise to the earliest human civilizations
Level 1 - list ancient weapons and tools
Level 2 - understand the role of the environment in terms of influencing the development of weapons, and tools
5.2 understand the chronological flow of historical eras and events in Ancient History
Level 1 - describe the interaction between early human groups, the environmental and survival methods that led to the formation of civilizations
Level 2 - compare the development of several different early human civilizations including agrarian, hunter-gather, nomadic, warrior and pastoral
Level 2 - identify the characteristics of hunter-gatherer communities in various continental regions in Africa, the Americas, and Europe
Level 3 - explore the scientific evidence regarding early human settlements in Africa
5.3 understand how historical information is collected, recorded, interpreted, transmitted, and disseminated across various historical eras
Level 1 - describe the biological processes that shaped the earliest human communities
Level 1 - explain how geologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists study early human development
Level 2 - identify and label key traits of the various civilizations and how researches and archaeologists record these artifacts
Level 3 - compare and contrast the world civilizations by examining similarities and differences

Individuals, Groups and Interactions

Ancient History Curriculum Standards
3402 - Social Studies
Performance Indicators:

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6.1 understand the extent to which individuals, groups and institutions interact to produce continuity and change throughout world history
Level 1 - identify the difficulty of knowing individuals, and groups from early world cultures
Level 2 - create graphic representations or models of significant contact or trading patterns based on archaeological evidence
Level 2 - relate probable personal changes to early world social, cultural, and historical contexts
Level 3 - discuss why some groups developed and accepted complete sedentary agricultural practices while others retained earlier subsistence methods
Level 3 - Describe surviving evidence showing personal connections to place

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