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Mesopotamia/Crash Course World History

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Title:

Mesopotamia/Crash Course World History

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1defac05-7d7e-40c7-bcd2-ebaf22f0f0de/mesopotamia-crash-course-world-history-3/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green presents Mesopotamia and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred marriages, ancient labor practices, the world's first law code, and the great failed romance of John's undergrad years.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
3 ) Identify the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.

•  Explaining essential aspects of culture, including social structure, languages, belief systems, customs, religion, traditions, art, food, architecture, and technology
Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Human Geography
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Discuss the essential components that make-up culture and the role culture plays in the human mosaic.
  • Map major cultural regions of the world.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • characteristics
  • distribution
  • complexity
  • cultural
  • mosaics
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How the belief systems, languages, social structure, customs, traditions, art, food, architecture, and technology all shape culture.
  • The role of popular culture and the impact it has on local culture.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Compare and contrast differing cultures around the world.
  • Identify the role that belief systems, languages, social structure, customs, traditions, art, food, architecture, and technology have in shaping culture.
  • Identify major cultural regions of the world.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are essential components that make-up culture.
  • Culture plays an important role in the human mosaic.
Tags: architecture, belief systems, customs, languages, Mesopotamia, religion, social structure, traditions
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Author: Ginger Boyd