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Cambridge School
Ancient History Syllabus Unit 1

Instructor: Ms. Patty Guardiola
Telephone: 504-8730-2105
Email: patty.guardiola@cambridgehn.com
Office Location: Main Office
Office Hours: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday
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Class days/time: Monday –Thursday 8:00 – 10:00 AM

Course Description:

The purpose of this courseis to introduce students to the importance of studying History; we will examine the many people, places, and events that have led us to where we are today, politically, philosophically, artistically, and scientifically. For if we do not know from where we came, we have no map to take us where we should go next.
Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives:
* Explain the origins, developmentand achievements of early human beings.
* Study the Early River Valley civilizations
* Learn about the Indo-Europeans
* Study the characteristics of the Egyptian, Nubian, Assyrian, and Persian Empires

Required Texts/ Reading:
* E-book
* e-resources
* Students’ Handbook

Library Liaison:
Ms. Andrea Andino

Classroom Protocol:

* Students are expected to attendclass regularly
* Students must always bring their binder, pen, and any other material relevant, in order to contribute with the smooth development of the class
* When using the computer, students are to abide by the rules stated on the classroom wall
* Once the class has started, everyone must pay attention and follow instructions as to what book page, kind of activity, etc, we will workon during the period.
* In order to maintain an appropriate environment, students must always observe our three basic rules: respect yourself, respect others, respect the school
* The rule for the use of cell phones applies for this class.

Assignments and Grading Policy:

* Quizzes and exam will add up to 50%
* Homework 15%
* Class work and participation 10%
*Projects 25% 3 different possibilities, we will make a raffle.

The class work will be graded every day, homework assignments are to be submitted according to schedule, if a student fails to do so, s/he will lose the points but must present the work anyway, as a requirement for taking tests.

Content Distribution
Unit 1 Beginnings of Civilization

Date | Chapter 1Peopling of the World |Objectives | Content | Pgs. | Assignment |
Aug. 23 | Sect. 1 Humans Origins in Africa | Explain the origins, development, and achievements of early human beings. | * Fossil evidence shows that the earliest humans originated in Africa and spread across the globe. * The study of early human remains and artifacts, helps in understanding our place in human history | From pg. 5 - 11 | In yournotebook: * Section assessment: pg. 11 * Section vocabularyRead * Guided Reading Workbook(see Students’ Resources) |
Aug. 25 | Sect. 2 Humans try to control nature | • List technological and artistic achievements of thePaleolithic Age.• Describe the Neolithic Revolution.• Explain the growth of villages. | * The development of agriculture caused in increase in population and the growthof a settled way of life. * New methods for obtaining food and the development of technology, led the foundations for modern civilizations | From pg. 14 - 18 | In your notebook: * Section assessment: pg. 18 * Section vocabularyRead * Guided Reading Workbook (see Students’ Resources) |
Aug. 30 | Sect. 3 Civilization-Case Study: Ur in Sumer | • Explain how villages grew intocities.• List the characteristics of civilization.• Describe how the city of Ur exemplifies earlycivilizations. | * Prosperous farming villages, food surpluses and new technology, led to the rise of civilizations * Contemporary civilizations share the same characteristics typical of ancient civilizations | From pg. 19 - 23 | In your notebook: * Section assessment: pg. 18 * Section...
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