The World 1750 - Unit Overviews

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Student Edition

The World Through 1750


Journey Through a TCI Inquiry-Based Unit Immerse students in history with TCI’s inquiry-based units. Each unit in this program will guide students through the inquiry process, providing opportunities to engage in research projects and to develop arguments around primary sources. Additionally, each lesson in the unit offers guiding questions that facilitate class discussion and debate, stunning images for students to investigate, and rich written and visual primary sources. UNIT 3

AN C I E N T EGY P T AN D KUSH

Follow the steps below to complete a Guided Inquiry during this unit. Use the activities and disciplinary sources to build your knowledge and gather evidence. Then construct an argument that answers the compelling question. STEP 1 Developing Questions

Compelling Question How did ancient civilizations affect each other? Staging the Question

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Using Disciplinary Sources to Build Arguments

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Inquiry Project

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Geography Challenge

Find a picture of a pyramid from ancient Egypt. Find a picture of a pyramid from ancient Kush. Discuss: What is similar about the pyramids? What is different? Why might two different civilizations both build pyramids? How might they have interacted with each other?

Supporting Question 1 What do we know about ancient Egypt? Lesson: The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs

Activity “Visit” monuments along the Nile River to learn about four ancient Egyptian pharaohs and their important accomplishments. (Classroom Activity)

Sources Source A: "Ancient Egypt and Its Rulers" (Reading - Section 1) Source B: "The Egyptian Mummy Project" (Reading - Exploring the Social Sciences) Source C: "Analyzing Images of Pharaohs" (Online Reading - Explore)

Formative Task List three facts that historians think we know about Egypt. Then explain how archaeological techniques have changed over time.

Supporting Question 2 How did Egypt influence Kush? How did Kush influence Egypt? Lesson: The Kingdom of Kush

Activity Analyze and bring to life images representing four key periods in the history of the Kingdom of Kush. (Classroom Activity)

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Each unit includes an inquiry project to guide discovery of the content and tie together the lessons in a meaningful way.

Sources Source A: "Kush's Early Interactions with Egypt" (Reading - Section 1) Source B: "Through the Eyes of a Historian: Herodotus Writes About Kush" (Online Reading - Primary Source) Source C: "Something Borrowed: Kush Transforms Egyptian Ideas" (Online Reading - Explore)

Formative Task Write two paragraphs. In the first, explain the main ways that Egypt influenced Kush. In the second, explain the main ways that Kush influenced Egypt.

Video-based Geography Challenges kick off each unit by introducing students to a region and inspiring questions about the region.

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3 TCI’s Lessons Each lesson offers multiple approaches to learning. Whether teachers use the Classroom Activity, Video Activity, or Text with Notes, they’ll cover the same content.

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Timeline Challenge Each unit ends with a Timeline Challenge, an activity in which students practice their timeline and cause-and-effect skills to order major events from the unit.

Summative Assessments

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Each lesson and unit comes with a TCI-created summative assessment, which fully assesses student mastery of content and skills. The test is ready to take, but teachers can edit and customize the test to meet the needs of their classrooms.

4 Dive Deeper Each unit includes a variety of print and online resources to go in-depth with primary sources, literature, and high-interest readings directly related to the content.

Exploring Biographies

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F O U N D AT I O N S O F H I S T O R Y

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography is a useful tool

when studying ancient history. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore a compelling question of your choosing. Then complete a

Student-Directed Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 1 Investigating the Past Through Inquiry Play the role of detectives, interpreting cave paintings and artifacts to discover clues about how prehistoric humans lived. Key Skills: Making Predictions, Framing Questions to Research, Drawing Sound Conclusions

2 Themes of World History Analyze images of events in the ancient world. Research one key invention from the ancient world and present your ideas.

Key Skills: Selecting Useful Information, Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View, Sequencing Events

3 World Religions Compare and contrast the development, key beliefs, and influence of major world religions.

Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Drawing Sound Conclusions, Analyzing Cause and Effect

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Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Library and Information Literacy Skills • Explore – Sikhism Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Foundations of History

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T H E R I S E O F C I V I L I Z AT I O N

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected the

development of the first human civilizations. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: How much are we able to

know about the first human civilizations? Then complete a Guided Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 4 From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers Create a comic book about two Stone Age characters based on the Neolithic development of agriculture. Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Framing Questions to Research, Map Skills

5 The Rise of Sumerian City-States Take on the role of ancient Mesopotamians

facing a series of issues. Propose and debate solutions, and then find out how Mesopotamians actually responded. Exploring Biographies – Detecting the Past: Clues from Archaeology Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis

6 Ancient Sumer Analyze artifacts to find evidence of the characteristics of civilization in ancient Sumer.

Investigating Primary Sources – How Did the Different Social Classes of Sumer Interact with One Another? Key Skills: Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Useful Information, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

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7 Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia Create "mechanical dioramas" that

illustrate major achievements of the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian empires. Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting; Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View; Recognizing the Role of Chance, Error, and Oversight in History

8 Early Civilizations in the Americas Trace the development of the first societies in the Western Hemisphere to discover their cultures and achievements. Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Map Skills

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – The Four River Valley Civilizations • Literature – The Hero of Sumer: King Gilgamesh of Uruk • Primary Source – What is Justice? A View from the Code of Hammurabi • Literature – Enheduanna: The First Poet Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history. VIDEOS ONLINE

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The Rise of Civilization

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AN C I E N T EGY P T AN D KUSH

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography and the environment influenced the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Kush. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit's compelling question: How did ancient civilizations

affect each other? Then complete a Guided Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 9 The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs “Visit” monuments along the Nile River to learn about four ancient Egyptian pharaohs and their important accomplishments. Exploring the Social Sciences – The Egyptian Mummy Project Key Skills: Creating a Timeline, Making Predictions, Selecting Useful Information

10 Daily Life in Ancient Egypt Create and perform dramatizations to learn about the social structure of ancient Egypt and daily life for members of each social class. Investigating Primary Sources – What Was It Like to Be a Scribe in Ancient Egypt? Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Drawing Sound Conclusions

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11 The Kingdom of Kush Analyze and bring to life images representing four key periods in the history of the Kingdom of Kush.

Key Skills: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion, Selecting Credible Sources: Secondary Sources, Map Skills

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Comparing the Written Languages of Egypt and Mesopotamia • Primary Source – Through the Eyes of a Historian: Herodotus Writes About Kush • Explore – Something Borrowed: Kush Transforms Egyptian Ideas Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Ancient Egypt and Kush

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ANCIENT INDIA

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography influenced the

civilizations of ancient India. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit's compelling question: How can people make a change for the better? Then complete an Embedded Action Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 12 Geography and the Early Settlement of India Explore physical features on the Indian subcontinent, and predict the location of the first settlements in India. Exploring Connections to Today – Saving the Ganges Key Skills: Map Skills, Making Predictions, Analyzing Cause and Effect

13 Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro Visit research stations to examine artifacts, and develop ideas about daily life in this civilization.

Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

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14 The Achievements of the Gupta Empire “Tour” sites in ancient India during the Gupta Empire, and create a palm-leaf book illustrating important achievements during this “golden age.” Key Skills: Creating a Timeline, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion, Selecting Useful Information

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Literature – Duty and Devotion in the Bhagavad Gita • Primary Source – Travels in India Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history. VIDEOS ONLINE

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Ancient India

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ANCIENT CHINA

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected the rise of dynasties in Ancient China. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit's compelling question: How does geography influence

culture? Then complete a Guided Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 15 Geography and the Early Settlement of China Create a relief map of China’s

five regions to analyze how geography affected settlement and ways of life in ancient China. Key Skills: Map Skills, Making Predictions, Comparing and Contrasting

16 The Han Dynasty Visit stations representing a part of Chinese life that was improved by a new practice, discovery, or invention during the Han dynasty. Key Skills: Selecting Useful Information, Drawing Sound Conclusions, Map Skills

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17 The Silk Road Experience the benefits and dangers of trading along the Silk Road. Investigating Primary Sources – How Did Geography Affect Travelers Along the Silk Road? Key Skills: Making Predictions; Analyzing Cause and Effect; Recognizing the Role of Chance, Error, and Oversight in History

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Daily Life During the Han Dynasty • Literature – Muk Lan’s Parting: An Anonymous Ballad Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history. VIDEOS ONLINE

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Ancient China

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ANCIENT GREECE

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected settlement in ancient Greece with its high mountains and many islands. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit's compelling question: How can you make a

difference? Then complete an Embedded Action Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 18 The Rise of Democracy Participate in the four forms of government practiced in ancient Greece to determine which of your favorite songs the class should listen to.

Key Skills: Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View, Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Useful Information

19 Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta Compare life in Athens and Sparta by preparing a placard with illustrations, information, and a challenge question.

Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting; Drawing Sound Conclusions; Identifying Bias, Stereotyping, and Propaganda

20 The Golden Age of Athens Take a “walking tour” of Athens to discover the major cultural achievements of Athens during the 5th century b.c.e.

Investigating Primary Sources – What Do Dramas of Ancient Greece Reveal About Its Society? Key Skills: Map Skills, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Framing Questions to Research

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21 The Legacy of Ancient Greece Discover the legacy of ancient Greece by matching descriptions of modern life to images of ancient Greek achievements. Exploring the Social Sciences – Painting the Gods Key Skills: Selecting Useful Information, Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Primary Source – Athens vs. Sparta • Primary Source – Pericles’ Funeral Oration • Literature – The Poetry of Sappho and Aesop’s Fables Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Ancient Greece

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ANCIENT ROME

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected the

development and expansion of the Roman Empire. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit's compelling question: What can we learn from

ancient Rome? Then complete a Structured Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 22 The Rise of the Roman Republic Conduct a simulation to experience the plebeian struggle for equality in ancient Rome.

Key Skills: Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View, Sequencing Events, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

23 From Republic to Empire Create commemorative "columns" about four key periods of growth in the Roman Empire.

Key Skills: Creating a Timeline; Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis; Identifying Bias, Stereotyping, and Propaganda

24 Daily Life in the Roman Empire Explore how a teenager might have experienced eight aspects of ancient Roman life, such as education and family life. Investigating Primary Sources – Why Did Gladiators Fight? Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Selecting Useful Information, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

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25 The Legacy of Rome in the Modern World Play the Rome to Home game to discover how aspects of Roman culture influence modern life. Exploring Connections to Today – Lessons from Pompeii Key Skills: Map Skills, Comparing and Contrasting, Selecting Useful Information

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Changing Citizenship in the Roman Republic • Biography – Cicero and the Roman Republic • Literature – Livy and Vergil on the Founding of Rome Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Ancient Rome

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UNIT 8

E U R O P E D U R I N G M E D I E VA L T I M E S

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore the political geography of medieval Europe. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore a Compelling Question of your choosing. Then complete a

Student-Directed Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 26 The Development of Feudalism in Western Europe Assume the roles of

peasants, knights, lords, and a ruler to understand the relationships that defined medieval European society. Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Making Predictions, Framing Questions to Research

27 The Decline of Feudalism Perform different scenarios to see how events in medieval Europe led to the decline of feudalism and the rise of democratic thought. Exploring Biographies – The Trials of Joan of Arc Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Drawing Sound Conclusions

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28 The Byzantine Empire Examine images that represent key people, places, and events in the development of the Byzantine Empire.

Investigating Primary Sources – What Kind of Ruler Was Justinian I? Key Skills: Selecting Useful Information, Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Primary Source – Charlemagne’s Successful Rule • Explore – Human-Environment Interaction in Medieval Europe • Primary Source – Medieval Fairs and Markets Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history. VIDEOS ONLINE

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Europe During Medieval Times

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UNIT 9

T H E M I D D L E E A S T D U R I N G M E D I E VA L T I M E S

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore the geography of the Arabian

Peninsula and how it contributed to the spread of Islam. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: How does culture spread

around the world? Then complete a Guided Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 29 Muslim Innovations and Adaptations Visit a series of stations to discover innovations and adaptations made by medieval Muslims. Exploring Connections to Today – History at the Dinner Table Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Map Skills, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion

30 From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires Research the Crusades and

then write a news article to explain how an event during the Crusades affected Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Investigating Primary Sources – What Motivated People to Participate in the Crusades? Key Skills: Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Useful Information, Sequencing Events

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Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Cultural Interaction in Abbasid Baghdad • Literature – Medieval Muslim Writers: Ferdowsi and Rabia Basri • Literature – The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam (1048–1123) Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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The Middle East During Medieval Times

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U N I T 10 T H E CULT U R E AN D K I N G DO M S O F W EST AF R I CA

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected the

development of West African societies. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: Has trade or religion had a

greater influence on West Africa? Then complete a Structured Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 31 Early Societies in West Africa Respond to different scenarios faced by people living in early societies in West Africa. Then compare your decisions to events in history. Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis

32 Ghana: A West African Trading Empire Experience how trade developed among North African traders and Wangaran gold miners.

Key Skills: Map Skills, Selecting Useful Information, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

33 The Influence of Islam on West Africa Analyze a gallery of contemporary photographs from West Africa to identify Islamic influences.

Investigating Primary Sources – What Does Ibn Battuta’s Writing Reveal About Islam in Medieval Mali? Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Making Predictions, Framing Questions to Research

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34 The Cultural Legacy of West Africa Learn a call-and-response song. Then listen to a famous West African tale and create a dramatization of the story. Exploring Connections to Today – Youssou N’Dour: A Modern-Day Griot Key Skills: Drawing Sound Conclusions, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Selecting Useful Information

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Primary Source – Account of Ghana by Abu Ubayd al-Bakri • Biography – Askia Muhammad I (?–1538) • Literature – West African Oral Stories Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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The Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa

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IMPERIAL CHINA

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography impacted

settlements in China and its expansion. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: How can we use the past to improve the world today? Then complete an Embedded Action Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 35 The Political Development of Imperial China Debate which types of civil servants would be best to help the emperor govern China.

Investigating Primary Sources – What Was It Like to Take a Civil Service Examination? Key Skills: Sequencing Events, Selecting Useful Information, Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis

36 Chinese Discoveries and Inventions Evaluate the influence of ten medieval Chinese discoveries or inventions.

Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources

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37 China's Contacts with the Outside World Consider the benefits and drawbacks of contact with foreigners during three Chinese dynasties. Exploring Biographies – The Explorations of Admiral Zheng He Key Skills: Map Skills, Creating a Timeline, Making Predictions

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Comparing Medieval Revolutions in Agriculture • Biography – Empress Wu Chao (625–705) • Literature – Poetry from the Tang Dynasty Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history. VIDEOS ONLINE

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Imperial China

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UNIT 12

P R E - F E U D A L J A PA N

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography played a role in the development of Japanese societies. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: To what extent has Japan’s

culture been influenced by its history? Then complete a Guided Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 38 The Influence of Neighboring Cultures on Japan Play a matching game to connect cultural aspects of Japan to their country of origin. Exploring Literature – Tomoe Gozen: History or Legend? Key Skills: Map Skills, Sequencing Events, Analyzing Cause and Effect

39 Heian-kyo: The Heart of Japan's Golden Age Learn the social customs of the Heian aristocracy, such as ranking systems, fashion choices, and pastimes.

Investigating Primary Sources – Why Was Lady Murasaki an Important Figure in Japan’s History? Key Skills: Making Predictions, Selecting Useful Information, Drawing Sound Conclusions

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Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Cultural Diffusion in Korea • Primary Source – The Seventeen Article Constitution by Prince Shotoku (574–622) Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Pre-Feudal Japan

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UNIT 13

C I V I L I Z AT I O N S O F T H E A M E R I C A S

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how the geography of the Americas

impacted the development of its civilizations. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: How can studying the past lead to an appreciation of other people and places? Then complete an Embedded Action Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 40 The Maya Interpret the meaning of the Sacred Round used by the Maya to reveal aspects of Maya culture.

Key Skills: Creating a Timeline, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Framing Questions to Research

41 The Aztecs Analyze several images to learn about the development of the Aztec Empire.

Investigating Primary Sources – How Did Religion Influence Aztec Culture? Key Skills: Making Predictions, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Drawing Sound Conclusions

42 The Incas Simulate relaying a message from one part of the Incan empire to another. Exploring the Social Sciences – Walking Across Space: Incan Rope Bridges Key Skills: Map Skills, Comparing and Contrasting, Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View

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Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – The Impact of the Environment on Mesoamerican and Andean Civilizations • Primary Source – The Popul Vuh • Literature – Poem by Nezahualcoyotl (1402–1472) • Biography – Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (1438–1471) Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Civilizations of the Americas

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UNIT 14

T H E M E D I E VA L W O R L D , 1 2 0 0 – 1 4 9 0

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography helped the medieval world become more interconnected. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore a Compelling Question of your choosing. Then complete a

Student-Directed Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 43 The Mongol Empire Complete a gallery walk in which you examine primary sources to analyze the impacts of the Mongol Empire.

Key Skills: Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Drawing Sound Conclusions

44 Increasing Trade and Competition Research changes in naval technologies and create a journal describing the benefits and consequences of global trade.

Key Skills: Selecting Useful Information, Identifying Frame of Reference and Point of View, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion

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Unit Closer Studying Sources Use this reading as a further source for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Trade and Interconnectedness Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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The Medieval World, 1200–1490

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U N I T 1 5 E U R O P E ’ S R E N A I S S A N C E A N D R E F O R M AT I O N

Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore the political geography of Europe during the Renaissance. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: How can you make a

difference? Then complete an Embedded Action Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 45 The Renaissance Begins Analyze images to explore various aspects of society that contributed to the rise of the Renaissance.

Investigating Primary Sources – How Does Renaissance Art and Literature Reflect Humanist Ideals? Key Skills: Map Skills, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Comparing and Contrasting

46 Florence: The Cradle of the Renaissance Take a “tour” of Florence, learning about various aspects of the Renaissance.

Exploring Connections to Today – From Gutenberg to the Internet Key Skills: Making Predictions, Framing Questions to Research, Selecting Useful Information

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47 The Reformation Begins Explore the main ideas and key individuals of the Reformation.

Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Selecting Useful information, Sequencing Events

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and

to deepen your understanding of the content: • Literature – Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes (1547–1616) • Primary Source – The boke of Nurture, or Schoole of good manners by Hugh Rhodes (1577) Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

Timeline Challenge Review the key events from this unit by sequencing events on a timeline. Then add your own events that you consider to be important in history.

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Unit Opener Geography Challenge Watch a video to explore how geography affected the

outcomes of European voyages. Then use the maps and reading to answer the Geography Challenge questions in your notebook.

Inquiry Project Explore the unit’s compelling question: What is the legacy of the early modern period in Europe? Then complete a Structured Inquiry. Gather evidence throughout the activities, reading, and additional research to write an argument that answers the question by the end of the unit.

Lessons 48 The Age of Exploration Discover the causes of European exploration and its effects on the world.

Exploring Perspectives – Bartolomé de Las Casas: From Conquistador to Protector of the Indigenous Key Skills: Map Skills, Analyzing Cause and Effect, Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis

49 The Scientific Revolution Explore how people’s understanding of the world was affected by the Scientific Revolution.

Key Skills: Making Predictions, Selecting Useful Information, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion

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50 The Enlightenment Visit an Enlightenment salon and learn about five of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers.

Investigating Primary Sources – How Did the Enlightenment Influence the Declaration of Independence? Key Skills: Comparing and Contrasting, Selecting Credible Sources: Primary Sources, Analyzing Cause and Effect

Unit Closer Studying Sources Use these readings as further sources for your Inquiry Project and to deepen your understanding of the content: • Explore – Colonialism During 1450–1750 • Primary Source – The Influence of Magna Carta • Primary Source – Freedom of Thought and Religion by Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) Then look for additional sources online, including Explore, Primary Source, Literature, and Biography readings.

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