ERIC Number: ED470482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Foundation of Western Ideas: The Ancient Hebrews and Greeks. Grade 6 Model Lesson for Unit III. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
Important ideas from the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions are formally introduced to students in the sixth-grade course. Units three and five focus on people and ideas that form the roots of western civilization. The goal is to help students perceive how the viewpoints of Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman are congruent and divergent. Unit topics include: the Hebrews and the origins of Judaism; early Greece and the rise of Greek city-states; Greek culture, theater, religion, and philosophy; Athens, Sparta, and the Peloponnesian War; Alexander the Great; and ideas in western civilization. The lesson discusses the uses and significance of the topic; presentation and activities ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); and activities for other topics; suggests extended and correlated activities; contains an 18-item list of resources for the sample topic; general resources for student and teacher; and visual and performing arts resources. Appended are materials on "The Laws of Nature" and "Patriotism and Citizenship in Ancient Greece." Suggests nine weeks for lesson implementation. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Ancient History, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Greek Civilization, Intellectual History, Intermediate Grades, Judaism, Models, Social Studies, State Standards, Western Civilization
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: California; Greece; Italy (Rome)