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  • Course Code
    SS.MSS00007/MSS00008
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    World History students will explore the ancient world from Pre-History through the Middle Ages. Students will develop social science inquiry skills including questioning, gathering and using evidence, developing claims, and constructing arguments and explanations. Using these skills, students will learn to analyze significant historical developments and their connection to our world today. Students will build a strong understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment, the development of government systems, and the effect of trade and economic decisions on societies. This new understanding of the world will prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens.

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Unit Description
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6WH1Pre-History
This unit focuses on early human interaction with the environment, including the development of agriculture and early settlement patterns. This unit introduces students to thinking like a social scientist.
6WH2River Valley Civilizations
This unit explores the characteristics of the River Valley Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India (Harappan Civilization) and China, including the influence of geography on the development of civilizations, how governments met the needs of society, and the impact of economic decisions on society.
6WH3Classical Age
This unit focuses on the classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Students will evaluate the legacy of the classical age on the development of modern society, including the connection to our system of government.
6WH4Medieval Times
This unit focuses on the medieval time period in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. The study of this time following the classical period focuses on the expanding interconnected exchange among regions. Students will explore, and have an understanding of, the impact this time period has on the world today.