Social Studies - 2018-19

3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (Greece and Rome)

The student will describe how people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that ancient world peoples adapted to their environment in order to survive

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

People in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment in different ways.

ESSENTIALS

Human activities develop in response to physical environments. When the environment does not meet human needs, people adapt to meet those needs.

Ways people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environments

Ancient Greece:

·  Limited farming due to mountains

·  Traded across the Mediterranean Sea

·  Built ships to fish in and trade across the Mediterranean Sea

Ancient Rome:

·  Limited farming due to mountains

·  Traded across the Mediterranean Sea

·  Built roads to connect to land in western Europe and Africa


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 29, 2018