Standards - Social Studies Grade 9 Grade 9 Social Studies...

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Social Studies: Grade 9 Grade 9 Social Studies - Page 1 of 7 World History: Civilizations The students will examine the social, cultural and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas in the beginnings of human society through 1500 C.E. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archaeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of great civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. They learn about the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Europe which influenced the rise of Western Civilization 500 to 1500 and the origins and accomplishments of the Renaissance period. Social Studies Content Standards (SS): Statements of what students should know and be able to do in a specific social studies grade level course. The standards provide a clear outline of content so that teachers can develop and align curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Components under each standard describe knowledge or skills and serve as progress indicators for gauging student’s achievement of each standard. Standard: 9SS1: Students examine the lives of the hunting and gathering people of the ancient world during the beginnings of human society. Components: 9SS1.a: Trace the approximate chronology and territorial range of early communities, and analyze the processes that led to their development. 9SS1.b: Analyze and compare how peoples of West Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Americas domesticated food plants and developed agricultural communities in response to local needs and conditions. 9SS1.c: Evaluate the types of evidence and methods of investigation by which scholars have reconstructed the early history of domestication, agricultural settlement, and cultural development. 9SS1.d: Describe social, cultural, and economic characteristics of large agricultural settlements on the basis of evidence gathered by archaeologists. Examples: Catal Hayuk and Jericho Standard: 9SS2: Students examine the characteristics of early civilizations including those of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River Valley, and China, from 4000 to 500 B.C.E. Components: 9SS2.a: Explain the criteria that have been used to define the idea of civilization and compare the key differences between civilizations and other forms of social organization. 9SS2.b: Compare causes and conditions by which civilizations developed in Egypt, Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean region, India, and China, and explain why the emergence of these civilizations was a decisive transformation in human history. Social Studies: Grade 9 Grade 9 Social Studies - Page 2 of 7 9SS2.c: Differentiate hierarchies in the social structures of early civilized peoples and explain the influence of religious belief systems upon ancient governmental systems, including analysis of the importance of Judaism. 9SS2.d:
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Gilbert during the Spring '11 term at Wisc Whitewater.

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Standards - Social Studies Grade 9 Grade 9 Social Studies...

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