ERIC Number: ED470481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Beginnings of Civilization in the Near East and Africa: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush. Grade 6 Model Lesson for Unit II. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
This model lesson for sixth graders about the beginnings of civilization in the Near East and Africa aims to have students focus on the cultural and geographical features of a region: landforms, climate, and vegetation. The lesson features three major topics: (1) Sumer and Mesopotamia, (2) Egypt, and (3) Kush. It addresses the uses and significance of the topic; presentation and activities ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); activities for other topics; suggests extended and correlated activities; contains a 34-item resource list; general resources for student and teacher use, and visual and performing arts resources. An essay is appended, "The Good Things of Egypt" (John Feeney). Suggests eight weeks (40 class periods) for lesson implementation. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Ancient History, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Models, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, Student Research
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720. Tel: 916-319-0791. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; California; Egypt