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World History Journal
1st six weeks 2013
Today’s Lesson 8/27, 8/28
• Journal Warm-up 10 minutes
• Eras of my life assignment: 30 minutes
• Notes Chapter One: 40 minutes
Warm-up August 28/29
Read “Interact with History “ on
page 6.
Answer the prompts in sentences:
• What physical actions did these
tools help humans do?
• What modern tools do these
early tools resemble?
Neolithic Tool Kit
• TEKS (27) Science, technology, and society. The student understands
how major scientific and mathematical discoveries and technological
innovations affected societies
Today’s Lesson 8/29 8/30
• Journal Entry
• Notes re civilization
• Graphic organizer activity
Warm-up August 29/30
• PROMPT: (Write in
complete sentences.)
• Before agriculture
developed, how did
people get food?
• How would life be
different if agriculture
never developed?
Learning Objectives:
• Identify major causes of the development of agriculture
• Summarize the impact of farming (Neolithic Revolution) on the creation of river valley
Today’s lesson September 3/4
• Journal Prompt Hammurabi’s code
• Notes re Mesopotamia
• Finish group work
– Hunter/gatherer
– Ur/ Austin
• Chapter 2 Pictograph assignment due next
Warm-up September 3-4
WH (20) Government
• Identify the impact of political
and legal ideas contained in
documents including
Hammurabi’s Code.
• Hammurabi made decisions on
these which became laws and
part of Hammurabi’s Code.
• Based on you idea of
“fairness” and modern day
laws, explain what you think
should happen in each case.
What should be done to the
carpenter who builds a house
that falls and kills the owner?
Eric Lessing/Art Resource, NY
Learning Objective
Ancient Mesopotamian
carving of a carpenter at work.
Today’s Lesson September 5/6
• Journal Warm-up:
• Finish and turn in:
– Mesopotamia notes with pictographs
– Group poster H/G v AG; Ur/ Austin
• Guided Reading Notes: Egypt
• BBC Video: Life and Death in the Valley of the
Kings with handout
• Graphic Organizer-
Warm-up September 5/6
Text p. 40
• What were Egyptian
customs for dealing
with the deaths of
their leaders?
• Why did they do
these customs?
Image source: historylink101.com
Learning Objective:
History (2) Identify the characteristics of early civilizations.
Discovery video
BBC video
Daily Agenda 9/9-9/10
• Journal Warm-Up ( 10 Minutes)
• Early River Valley Civilizations notes- Indus and
Chinese Valleys (30 Minutes)
• History of the World in 100 Objects-BBC radio
address with handout (30 Minutes)
• Begin Venn diagram activity
Journal Warm Up-9/9, 9/10
Compare and contrast how the four river valley
civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus and
China) are similar and different with regards to
geographic features, power and social class
Image source: www.crystallinks.com
• Prompt:
• PG. 44- Unlike other
river valley civilizations,
the Indus Valley cities
had indoor plumbing
and sewage systems.
• What do you think life
was like in cities
without plumbing?
Daily Agenda 9/11-9/12
• Journal Warm-Up ( 10 Minutes)
• Chapter One Vocab Matching Activity ( 15
• Chapter 2 Vocab Grouping Activity (20
• Venn Diagram Group Activity (25 Minutes)
• Begin REQUIRED Review
Warm Up 9/11-9/12
OBJECTIVE: Compare and contrast how the
four river valley civilizations (Mesopotamia,
Egypt, Indus and China) are similar and
different with regards to geographic features,
power and social class structure.
• PG. 52- Visual Summary
• Each River Valley
Civilization shares
geographic benefits and
• What benefits does the
Nile River valley have
that the others lack?
• Why might the other
civilizations have chosen
to settle in their
locations even without
these benefits?
Daily Agenda 9/13 and 9/16
• Test on Unit One
• Test review
• No journal prompt
Daily Agenda 9/17-9/18
• Journal Warm Up- Should I Stay or Should I
• Introduce Art Bonus Activity
• Group Readings:
– The Rig Veda
– The Enlightened One
• Notes: Introduction to Chapter 3
• Caste System Activity with “Exit Ticket”
Warm Up 9/17-9/18
• Should I Stay or Should I
Go? Pg. 56
• Read the short paragraph
Interact with History
• Questions:
Image source: www.iloveindia.com
– If you stay, will you be
able to live in peace with
the conquerors?
– If you leave will you be
welcomed into the land
you flee to? Will you have
to adopt the customs of
the people living there?
Describe the major political,
religious/philosophical and cultural influences
of Persia, India, and China.
Daily Agenda 9/19-20
• Caste System Warm Up ( 15 Minutes)
• Guided Reading Notes, Minoans and
Phoenicians ( 25 Minutes)
• Video: The Ancient Island of Crete: Knossos
• Phoenician Alphabet Activity (15 Minutes)
• Flood Stories Activity (15 Minutes)
Warm Up 9/19-20
• Directions:
– You have been randomly
assigned to one of 4 castes.
– Read information on your
caste from PG.
– Answer the following
questions in your journal:
• What is day-to-day life like
in your caste?
• What jobs or activities are
• Do you support
elimination of the caste
system all together?
WH. Describe the major political, religious/philosophical and cultural influences of
Persia, India, and China.
Daily Agenda 9/23-24
• Journal Warm-up
• QUIZ- Minoan and Phoenician Civilization
• Guided Reading
– Assyria Dominates the Fertile Crescent
• Judaism Timeline
Journal Warm-Up 9/23-24
• PG. 74- Here you see listed
The Ten Commandments
– A list of ten laws handed
down to Moses from God
• These commandments, or
laws, are also found in
• Questions:
– Which of these
commandments are still
followed today?
– Do you think any are enforced
by law?
WH (20) Identify the impact of the legal ideas
in the Jewish Ten Commandments
Daily Agenda 9/25-26
• Journal Warm-Up ( 10 Minutes)
• Complete Judaism timeline and paragraph (30
• Video (12 Minutes)
– Building Empires: The Rise of the Persians and the
• Class discussion: What Makes An Empire?
• Group Venn Diagram
Warm Up 9/25-26
• PG. 95- The Royal Road
• Directions:
– Read information on page
95 about the Persian Royal
• Answer:
– Why was the Royal Road so
important to the Persian
– What modern
communication networks
do we use today?
WH (19) Government
Identify the characteristics of monarchy and theocracy as forms of government in early
Daily Agenda 9/27, 9/30
• Journal Warm Up: Respect Your Elders
• Finish Venn Diagram Activity ( Cyrus vs.
• Videos:
– Behind The Great Wall
– The Great Wall of China
• Paired Outline Notes
Warm Up 9/27-30
• PG. 97- Confucius Urges
• Directions:
– Read the paragraph
titled Confucius Urges
– Answer the following
• What were Confucius’ 5
basic relationships?
• Give the definition of
Filial Piety
WH (23) Culture: Describe the central ideas of Confucianism.

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