Social Studies - 2019-20
WHI.3e - Development of Language and Writing
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
e) explaining the development of language and writing.
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
Language and writing were important cultural innovations because they facilitated the preservation and spread of knowledge.
Language and writing
Pictograms: Earliest written symbols
Oracle bone script: China
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)