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    Our Human HeritageA survey of human history from 750 BCE - 1600 CE

    Unit 1 Uncovering the Past: Historical Thinking and Skills

    Students will learn how to think like historians by viewing historical events and issues from the perspectives of people living at the time, avoiding evaluating the past in terms of today’s norms and values.

     

    Unit 2  Ancient Greece

    Students will understand the enduring impact the Ancient Greece had on later civilizations. The features covered include: well-organized central governments, complex religions, job specialization, social classes, arts and architecture, public works and writing.

     

    Unit 3 Ancient Rome

    Students will understand the enduring impact Ancient Rome had on later civilizations. The features covered include: well-organized central governments, complex religions, job specialization, social classes, arts and architecture, public works and writing.

     

    Unit 4 Feudal System

    Students will focus on conditions that gave rise to feudalism, as well as political, economic, and social characteristics of feudalism in Asia (Japan) and Europe.

     

    Unit 5 Early Middle Ages

    Students will understand how the breakup of the Roman Empire led to the development of feudalism and manorialism within Western Europe

     

    Unit 6  The Late Middle Ages

    Students will focus on the impact of three military conquests: Muslim conquests, the Crusades, and the Mongol invasions.

     

    Unit 7   West Africa

    Students will understand the effects of interactions among the West African empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay.

     

    Unit 8  The Renaissance and Reformation

    Students will focus on major achievements in art, literature, and inventions during the Renaissance and Reformation.

     

    Unit 9    Scientific Revolution and the Age of Exploration 

    Students will understand how the age of exploration led to the Columbian Exchange and to the Scientific Revolution.