Buenos Días King Tut, Mazal Tov Confucius (I've Got the Whole World in My Notebook) An Investigation into the Relationship between Early Civilizations and Their Environments
|1.||To explore the art of inquiry.|
|2.||To develop basic skills: research, map interpretation, social interaction, decision making, critical thinking, presentation, vocabulary, metacognition.|
|3.||To develop a global perspective.|
|4.||To think critically about the reasons civilizations, cultures, and people differ from one other.|
|5.||To study the nature of civilization in general, early civilizations in particular.|
|6.||To explore the relationship between civilization and geography and climate toward a level of awareness of our own world.|
|7.||To become aware of one's learning style and the process of learning.|
|1.||In class: Students will explore the basic features of civilization in general and the basic features of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Chinese, and Mayan civilizations in particular.|
|2.||In class: Students will become part of a Civilization Team and will be assigned responsibility for researching one aspect/department of that civilization. For example, if the civilization is Chinese, the department might be Politics.|
|3.||In class/outside of class: Students will learn basic information about all four civilizations (through discussion, activities, homework). There will be a test on this information.|
|4.||Outside of class: (a) Students will collect data on the details of the way in which China was governed--the ruler, the laws, punishments, defense, conflicts with other nations, collapse of ruling elites, etc.; and (b) having collected the data, students will then ask, How have these aspects of Chinese government been molded by Chinese geography and climate?|
|5.||In class: About halfway through the project, each student will submit an outline or sketch of his product. He will|
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Publication information: Book title: Teaching World History:A Resource Book. Contributors: Heidi Roupp - Editor. Publisher: M.E. Sharpe. Place of publication: Armonk, NY. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 156.
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