**Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

The student will improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis by: 

1a) identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history to 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1b) using maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world and interpret the past to 1500 A.D. (C.E.);

1c) identifying major geographic features important to the study of world history to 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1d) identifying and comparing political boundaries with the locations of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms from 4000 B.C. (B.C.E.) to 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1e) analyzing trends in human migration and cultural interaction from prehistory to 1500 A.D. (C.E.);

1f) analyzing the impact of economic forces, including taxation, government spending, trade, resources, and monetary systems on events to 1500 A.D. (C.E.). 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Relationship Building + Skill Building
(1 week)

Research and Analysis
(throughout the course)
WHI.1 - Historical Research and Geographical Analysis

Prehistory
(1 week)
WHI.2a - Hunter-Gatherer Societies
WHI.2b - Paleolithic Era
WHI.2c - Neolithic Era
WHI.2d - Archaeological Discoveries

Ancient River Valley Civilizations
(2 weeks)
WHI.3a - Location of Ancient River Valley Civilizations
WHI.3b - Development of social, political, and economic patterns
WHI.3c - Religious Traditions
WHI.3d - Judaism
WHI.3e - Development of language and writing

Age of Empires
(2 weeks)
WHI.4a - Persia
WHI.4b - India

On The Move
(2 weeks)
WHI.4c - Hinduism
WHI.4d - Buddhism
WHI.4e,f - Classical China
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Greece
(3 weeks)
WHI.5a - Geography of Ancient Greece
WHI.5b - Greek Mythology
WHI.5c - Social Structure and Citizenship
WHI.5d - Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
WHI.5e - Golden Age of Pericles
WHI.5f - Greek Contributions in the Arts
WHI.5g - Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great

Rome
(3 weeks)
WHI.6a - Rome's Geography
WHI.6b - Roman Mythology and Religion
WHI.6c - Roman Republic
WHI.6d - Punic Wars
WHI.6e, f - Roman Republic to Roman Empire
WHI.6g - Pax Romana
WHI.6h - Christianity
WHI.6i - Church in the late Roman Empire
WHI.6j - Roman Contributions
WHI.6k - Fall of Western Roman Empire

Byzantine and Russia
(2 weeks)
WHI.7a - Establishment of Constantinople
WHI.7b - Justinian and the Byzantine Empire
WHI.7c - Byzantine Art and Architecture
WHI.7d - The Great Schism
WHI.7e - Impact of Byzantine on Russia and Eastern Europe

Islam
(1 week)
WHI.8a - The origins, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Islam.
WHI.8b - Influence of Geography on Islam
WHI.8c - Turning points in the spread of Islam
WHI.8d - Contributions and achievements of islamic civilization

Africa
(1 week)
WHI.10d - African Kingdoms

Early Middle Ages
(2 weeks)
WHI.9a - Spread and influence of Christianity
WHI.9b - Feudal Society
WHI.9c - Age of Charlemagne
WHI.9d - Angles, Saxons, Magyars, and Vikings
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Late Middle Ages
(3-4 weeks)
WHI.10a - Major Trade Routes
WHI.10b - Goods, Technology, Ideas
WHI.10c - Japan
WHI.12a - Emergence of nation-states
WHI.12b - Conflicts among Eurasian powers
WHI.12c - Black Death
WHI.12d - Church Scholars

Renaissance
(2 weeks)
WHI.13a - Italian Renaissance
WHI.13b - Rise of Italian city-states
WHI.13c - The Renaissance
WHI.13d - Italian and the Northern Renaissance

Trade Routes & Americas
(2 weeks)
WHI.10a - Major Trade Routes
WHI.10b - Goods, Technology, Ideas
WHI.10c - Japan
WHI.11a,b - Major Civilizations of the Western Hemisphere

Review and Assessment for the previous 30 weeks.
(3-6 weeks depending on lost days and SOL schedule)

44 Days 35 Days 58 Days 43 Days
ELL 6-12 Standards