Unit 2: Development of Civilizations
State Standards

WHC 1.6.1- Describe types of evidence used by anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scholars to reconstruct early human and cultural development. 

WHC1.6.2- Describe the characteristics of early hunter-gatherer communities. 

WHC 3.2.2- Trace the evolution of hunting-gathering, agrarian, industrial and technological economic influences.

WHC 1.7.1- Explain how man adapted the environment for civilization to develop. 

WHC 2.3.2- Explain how climate affects human migration and settlement.

WHC 1.6.3- Analyze the characteristics of early civilizations. 

This unit will last about 3.5 weeks.  

Students will be introduced to the basic tools of the Historian.

We will discuss time, timelines, the students will be taught and tested over the meanings of BC, AD, BCE, CE, and Circa.  

The idea of and the importance of writing to humanity.  

What were Hunter-gatherers and their lifestyle, how they became farmers, and what led to the development of the first cities?

Why were the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers so important to the development of early man in their area? 

Where is the fertile crescent and why is it known as the cradle of civilization?
 

Important people:
Hammurabi
Nebuchadnezzar
Sargon