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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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SS2000: Ancient World History

Course Description

Analyze how ancient societies were developed on all continents. Use social science lenses of geography- economics- history- and civics when reading and writing about the content. Learn the foundations of inquiry by asking and answering compelling questions.

Essential Standards:

  • Individually and with others, students describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives. (D2.Civ.6.6-8) 
  • Individually and with others, students analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places. (D2.Geo.5.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students explain how changes in transportation and communication technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices. (D2.Geo.7.6-8)
  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. (RH.6-8.1) 
  • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. (RH.6-8.2)
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies. (RH.6-8.4)
  • Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally). (RH.6-8.5)
  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. (RH.6-8.7)
  • Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. (WHST.6-8.1)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (WHST.6-8.2)