UNIT 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations (to 600 B.C.E.); Chapters 1 & 2

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Enjoy the last hours of summer
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Class Orientation/ Registration

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FIRST DAY; navigate Blackboard; discuss syllabi, year-long goals & class rules; CMMs (GRQs; starting with the end in mind); go over guide and EDpuzzle; note taking instruction

Bring laptops (every day unless otherwise instructed)

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Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); What is History?; What does it mean to be human?; analyze textbooks; class expectations and requirements; organize files

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Discuss Humanity; Migration, Maps, and Current Events; watch clip from West Wing (NNN (no notes necessary); just watch & enjoy); go to Blackboard - submit your responses to the Student Introductions (Google Form on Blackboard)

Read pp. 11-20 (First Migrations (in BlackBoard)); watch video; take notes on guide; think about "What does it mean to be human?"

Read pp. 20-26 (The Ways We Were); take notes on guide2 (only "The Ways We Were"); think about "Why are maps useful?"

Read pp. 26-44 (Breakthroughs and Globalization of Agriculture); finish guide2; video; guide3; video; What is the greatest invention in human history?

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Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); The First Agricultural Revolution; discuss GRQ

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First Civilizations



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Formative Assessment - Calculated (FC); The Rise of the State; essay outline practice



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Compare and Contrast: Mesopotamia and Egypt; review for summative

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Unit 1 Test: Technological and Environmental Transformations (Multiple-Choice and Essay Outline)

Read 61-71 (First Civilizations); guide4; video; What does it mean to be "civilized"? Read 71-80 (Erosion of Equality and the Rise of the State); guide5; How do states form and why are they important?

Read 80-90 (Comparing Mesopotamia and Egypt); guide5; How and why do different cultures emerge?; review for review

Study for Summative Read 117-19; 129-38; guide

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