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Ancient Mesopotamia

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Title:

Ancient Mesopotamia

URL:

https://youtu.be/9GQdh2eGP-Y

Content Source:

Other
Khan Academy
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this free video from Khan Academy, students will learn about Ancient Mesopotamia.  This video can be used to introduce a lesson about early civilizations.  The video is 9 minutes and 23 seconds in length.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
2 ) Analyze characteristics of early civilizations in respect to technology, division of labor, government, calendar, and writings.

•  Comparing significant features of civilizations that developed in the Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Indus, and Huang He River Valleys
Examples: natural environment, urban development, social hierarchy, written language, ethical and religious belief systems, government and military institutions, economic systems

•  Identifying on a map locations of cultural hearths of early civilizations
Examples: Mesopotamia, Nile River Valley

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze and compare the characteristics of early civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India based on their natural environments, urban development, technology, division of labor and social hierarchies, types of government, ethical and religious belief systems, economic systems, calendar, and writings.
  • Locate and describe the cultural hearths of early civilizations including those in Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • technology
  • early civilizations
  • labor
  • government
  • developed
  • division of labor
  • cultural hearths
  • natural environments
  • urban development
  • social hierarchy
  • types of government
  • ethical and religious belief systems
  • economic systems
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The characteristics of early civilizations, including natural environments, urban development, technology, division of labor and social hierarchies, types of government, ethical and religious belief systems, economic systems, calendar, and writings the similarities and differences among the civilizations that developed in the Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Indus, and Huang-He River valleys.
  • The locations of cultural hearths of early civilizations.
Skills:
The students are able to:
  • Analyze and compare early civilizations using a list of characteristics.
  • Locate places on a map.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are ways early civilizations developed to meet the demands of their environment and the needs of their people.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.2- identify and list characteristics of early civilizations.


Tags: Ancient Mesopotamia, early civilizations
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Ginger Boyd