3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:The Fertile Crescent
  • Subject(s):Social Studies
  • Days:20
  • Grade(s):6
Key Learning: The Fertile Crescent is a Cradle of Civilization
Unit Essential Question(s):
 
 
Why is the Fertile Crescent a "Cradle of Civilization?"
   
Concept: Fertile Region Located In Desert
Concept: Geography/Natural Resources Impact on Culture
Concept: Impact of 3 Major World Religions
Lesson Essential Question(s):

Where did Mesopotamian civilization develop? Why? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

Why did geographic conditions lead to the development of city-states? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How did religions and other belief systems compare among the people of the Eastern Hemisphere? How did they contrast? (A)
Concept: Government, Law, & City-States
Concept: Legacy
Concept:
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How did Hammurabi's Code affect or change the way people lived? (A)
How did people of these regions use resources to develop their economy? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What are the legacies we acquired from Mesopotamia? (A)
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Vocabulary:

Additional Information:

Hold a "Barter Day" in class Kids Discover "Mesopotamia" January 2- January 30

Vocabulary Report

  • Fertile Crescent -
  • Cuneiform -
  • city-states -
  • monotheism -
  • tributary -
  • Code of Hammurabi -
  • polytheism -
  • drought -
  • Hanging Gardens -
  • Mesopotamia -
  • barter -
  • Tigris River -
  • ziggurat -
  • surplus -
  • Abraham -
  • Euphrates River -
  • Babylon -
  • Sumer -
  • Assyrians -
  • Iraq -
  • Persian Gulf -