ELA/Social Studies

  • Eastern Hemisphere-Social Studies (geography skills)

    by Heidi Jacobs Year Published: Geography
    Course Description: Students will be introduced to the five themes of geography location, place, human environment interaction, movement, and region. This class focuses on the Eastern Hemisphere especially in Asia and Africa with emphasis on Southeast Asia,   the Middle East, the Far East, and North Africa.
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  • Journeys-ELA

    by James Baumann Year Published: 2014 ENGLISH
     Readers are empowered by skill mastery; inspired by authentic, award-winning text; and confident that they are building the skills needed for college and careers. Backed by proven results, Journeys is the most widely-used reading program in the country. Journeys is a research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts program designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused with realistic pacing and manageable resources.
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  • The Ancient World-Social Studies-Global Studies introduction

    by Heidi H Jacobs Year Published: Global history

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    Mesopotamian Civilization  And here is it, the first of the civilization to have ever emerged on the face of planet earth ever since the evolution of humans. The origin of Mesopotamia dates back so far behind in the history, there is no known evidence of any other civilized society before them. The timeline of ancient Mesopotamia is usually kept around 3300 BC – 750 BC. Mesopotamia is generally credited with being the first place where civilized societies truly began to take shape.

    Ancient Egyptian civilization - The ancient Egypt is one of the oldest and culturally richest civilizations in this list. The ancient Egyptians are known for their prodigious culture, the ever standing pyramids and the sphinx, the Pharaohs and the once a majestic civilization that resided by the banks of the river Nile.

    Indus Valley Civilization:  One of the oldest civilizations in this list, the Indus valley civilization lies at the very cradle of subsequent civilization that arose in the region of the Indus valley. This civilization flourished in areas extending from what today is2 northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and of the three the most widespread, covering an area of 1.25 million km2. 

    Chinese Civilization:  Ancient China – also known as Han China, comes in at number 5 and has doubtlessly one of the most diverse history. In fact, if you consider all the dynasties from the very first to the very last that ever ruled in China, you get a significantly huge period of time that needs to be covered in concise. The Yellow river civilization is said to be the cradle of entire Chinese civilization as this is where the earliest dynasties were based. It was around the 2700 BC that the legendary Yellow Emperor began his rule, a point in time that later led to the birth of many dynasties that went on to rule the mainland China.

     Ancient Greek Civilization:  These periods also saw a number of ancient Greeks come into limelight – many of them changed our ways of world forever, many of them are still talking about to this day. The Greeks created the ancient Olympics, the concept of democracy and a senate. They created the base for modern geometry, biology, physics and whatnot. Pythagoras, Archimedes, Socrates, Euclid, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the great… the history books are full of such names whose inventions, theories, beliefs and heroics have had a significant influence.

    The Roman Civilization:  The Roman Civilization came into picture around the 6th century BC. Even the story behind the foundation of the ancient Rome is something of a legend, it’s full of myths. But at the height of its power, the Romans ruled over the biggest chunk of land in that era – all the present day counties surrounding the modern day Mediterranean sea were a part of ancient Rome.

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