Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.3d - Origins, Beliefs, Traditions, Customs, and Spread of Judaism

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

d) describing the origins, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Judaism;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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

Monotheism, attributed to Abraham, became the foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—religions that changed the world. The Hebrews were the first to become monotheists.

ESSENTIALS

Origins of Judaism

 Abraham

 Moses


Beliefs, traditions, and customs of Judaism

 Belief in one God (monotheism)

 Torah, which contains the written records and beliefs of the Jews

 Ten Commandments, which state moral and religious conduct

 Covenant


Spread of Judaism

 Exile

 Diaspora


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Civilization (3a)

Division of labor (3a)

Cultural diffusion (3a)

Code of Hammurabi (3b)

Theocracy (3b)

City state (3b)

Dynasty (3b)

Empire (3b)

Divine (3b)

Barter (3b)

Slavery (3b)

Ziggurat (3c)

Polytheism (3c)

Monotheism (3c)

Judaism (3d)

Diaspora (3d)

Exile (3d)

Torah (3d)

Ten Commandments (3d)

Jerusalem (3d)

Christianity (3d)

Islam (3d)

Pictograms (3e)

Cuneiform (3e)

Hieroglyphics (3e)

Alphabet (3e)


People

Hebrews (3a)

Phoenicians (3a)

Hammurabi (3b)

Jews (3d)

Abraham (3d)

Moses (3d)

Places

River Valley Civilizations (3a)

Mesopotamia (3a)

Fertile Crescent (3a)

Sumer (3a)

Egypt (3a)

India (3a)

Indus (3a)

China (3a)

Shang (3a)

Tigris & Euphrates Rivers (3a)

Nile River (3a)

Indus River (3a)

Huang He River (3a)

Jordan River

Nubia (3a)

Babylon (3a) 

Updated: May 21, 2018