MS. CHRISTI TURNER - World History

8th Grade World History
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8th grade World History
8th grade Advanced World History 


 Scottsboro Junior High School

8th Grade World History

1st Nine Weeks Syllabus

2019-2020

Teacher Name:  Christi Turner

Phone: 256-218-2300

E-Mail: cturner@scottsboroschools.net

UNIT FOCUS: Ancient Civilizations through 133 BCE

WEEK & DATES

ACTIVITIES

ASSIGNMENTS

GRADE


8/5 – 8/9


8/7   – STUDENTS RETURN





WELCOME BACK!




8/12 – 8/16


Prehistory to Early Civilizations

map

vocabulary

reading assignment

notes

map

vocabulary

reading assignment

Map/vocabulary quiz

Prehistory Test



8/19 – 8/23




Mesopotamia

map

vocabulary

reading assignments

notes

map

vocabulary

reading assignment

Map/vocabulary quiz

Mesopotamia Test



8/26 – 8/30

India

map

vocabulary

reading assignment

notes

map

vocabulary

reading assignment




9/2 – 9/6


9/2 – NO SCHOOL


Complete India chapter

Begin China

map

vocabulary

reading assignment

notes

India Test

China:

 map

vocabulary

reading assignment




9/9 – 9/13


– PROGRESS REPORTS


China 

map

vocabulary

reading assignments

notes

map

vocabulary

reading assignment




9/16 – 9/20




Complete China chapter

Begin Egypt

map

vocabulary

reading/writing hieroglyphics

Map/vocabulary quiz

China Test

Egypt:

map

vocabulary

hieroglyphics



9/23 – 9/27



Egypt

map

vocabulary

reading assignments

map

vocabulary

reading assignment




9/30 – 10/4


Complete Egypt chapter

Begin Greece

map

vocabulary

reading assignment


Map/vocabulary quiz

Egypt test

Greece:

map

vocabulary

reading assignment



10/7 – 10/11



10/9 – LAST DAY OF NINE WEEKS


Greece

Foldables

Handouts

Reading assignments

Reading assignment

vocabulary practice



Course of Study

1. Explain how artifacts and other archaeological findings provide evidence of the nature and movement of prehistoric groups of people.

Examples: cave paintings, Ice Man, Lucy, fossils, pottery

Objective 8.1.1: Define artifact and archaeology.

Objective 8.1.2: List artifacts and archaeological findings that have been used as evidence of the existence and movement of prehistoric groups of people.

Additional content to be taught:

• Identifying the founding of Rome as the basis of the calendar established by Julius Caesar, which was used in early Western civilization for over a thousand years

• Identifying the birth of Christ as the basis of the Gregorian calendar used in the United States since its beginning and in most countries of the world today, signified by B.C. and A.D.

• Using vocabulary terms other than B.C. and A.D. to describe time

Examples: B.C.E., C.E.

• Identifying terms used to describe characteristics of early societies and family structures

Examples: monogamous, polygamous, nomadic


 2. Analyze characteristics of early civilizations in respect to technology, division of labor, government, calendar, and writings.

Objective 8.2.1: Identify common characteristics that form the basis of early civilizations.

Additional content to be taught:

• Comparing significant features of civilizations that developed in the Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Indus, and Huang He River valleys

Examples: natural environment, urban development, social hierarchy, written language, ethical and religious belief system, government and military institutions, economic systems

• Identifying on a map locations of cultural hearths of early civilizations

Examples: Mesopotamia, Nile Valley


 3. Compare the development of early world religions, philosophies, and their key tenets.

Examples: Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Greek and Roman gods

Objective 8.3.1: Define philosophy, religion, and tenets.

Objective 8.3.2: Identify the key tenets of early world religions and philosophies.

Additional content to be taught:

• Identifying cultural contributions of early world religions and philosophies

Examples: Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Greek and Roman gods, Phoenicians


 4. Identify cultural contributions of Classical Greece, including politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, and science.

Objective 8.4.1: Identify cultural contributions of Classical Greece that have influenced modern life.




The teacher may give additional tests, quizzes or assignments at his/her discretion.  Students should see the teacher for specific dates and times of what was covered during an absence from class.  


The teacher reserves the right to modify this schedule as needed.  Students are responsible for knowing about modifications announced in class.