Social Studies - 2019-20
WHI.3c - Development of Religious Traditions
The student will apply social science skills to understand the ancient river valley civilizations, including those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus River Valley, and China and the civilizations of the Hebrews and Phoenicians, by
c) explaining the development and interactions of religious traditions;
How did civilizations gain, consolidate, maintain, and lose their power?
Do the benefits of innovation outweigh the costs?
How does our environment affect us? How do we affect it?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Religion was a major part of life in all early civilizations.
Development of religious traditions
Polytheism was practiced by most early civilizations.
Monotheism was developed by the Hebrews.
Mesopotamian religion continued to influence Hebrew monotheism, but that influence decreased over time.
Division of labor (3a)
Cultural diffusion (3a)
Code of Hammurabi (3b)
City state (3b)
Ten Commandments (3d)
Hieroglyphics (3e)Alphabet (3e)
River Valley Civilizations (3a)
Fertile Crescent (3a)
Tigris & Euphrates Rivers (3a)
Nile River (3a)
Indus River (3a)
Huang He River (3a)
Nubia (3a)Babylon (3a)