World History

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Unit 3 Ideas and Armies 
Chapter 8 Africa and the Americas
2000 B.C. - 1500 A.D.




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Day 1
Topic   Map: Early African Kingdoms                                                 
Objective
Locate early civilizations in Africa
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Empires of West Africa  3:29

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History pp. 80-81

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Early Civilizations of Africa  46a & 46b 

 

Resources 
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Celebration of Africa
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Map of Nubia

 

Day 2
Topic 8-1 Ancient African Kingdoms    
Objective
Discuss how the ancient civilization of Kush and Askum passed along their culture.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
Terms to Learn
Savannah:
grassy plain
Terraces: raised levels of land

Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
People to Know
Kashta: Kushite king
Piankhi: Son of Kashta, who conquered Egypt
Ezana: Emperor of Askum destroyed Meroe and became a Christian

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Places to Locate
Kush: First African civilization
Askum:trading country

NUBIA: THE BLACK KINGDOM OF KUSH
Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush Part 1  10:02
Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush Part 2  9:59
Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush Part 3  10:02
Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush Part 4  9:53
Nubia: The Black Kingdom of Kush Part 5  8:57

The Ancient African Kingdom of Kush/Nubia   6:25


readme.gif (802 bytes) Section 8-1 Ancient African Kingdoms pp. 129-131
Kush
Askum


atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History p. 18

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Ancient Egypt Under Foreign Rule 11a 

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) King Taharqa's 710-664 BC  or Queen Amanirenas
Above biographies can be found at 6th Grade With Mr Jordan

Resources
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Ancient Africa  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Questions  braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Quiz
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Kush Pictures
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage Ancient Africa

 

Day 3
Topic 8-2 The Middle Kingdoms
Objective
Summarize how West African and East African kingdoms developed because of trade.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Places to Locate
Middle Kingdoms of Africa
Ghana: 300 A.D. to about 1100 A.D.
    
Mali:
13th - 15th Century  
Songhai:
1400's to 1500's  

THE GREAT EMPIRES OF AFRICA
The Great Empires of Africa  1/2  10:00
The Great Empires of Africa  2/2  3:06

AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS: THE GOLD COAST
African Civilizations: The Gold Coast Part 1/3  9:33
African Civilizations: The Gold Coast Part 2/3  8:25
African Civilizations: The Gold Coast Part 3/3  9:33

Timbuktu: The Mali Empire  5:54
King Mansu Musa  4:16
Songhai Empire  :44

readme.gif (802 bytes) Section 8-2 The Middle Kingdoms pp. 132-134
Ghana
Mali
Songhai
      

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History pp. 84-85

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Empires and States of Africa 48a & 48b 

 

Resources

 

Day 4
Topic 8-3 East African Civilizations:  Trading States of Africa   
Objective
Decscribe the the contributions of the East African civilizations.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
Terms to Learn
Population Explosion: large and sudden growth in population

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Places to Locate
Zimbabwe:trading kingdom
Kilwa:important trading city in East Africa
Swahili

Great Zimbabwe  3:20

ZIMBABWE'S ANCIENT RUINS
Zimbabwe's Ancient Ruins Part 1  8:34
Zimbabwe's Ancient Tuins Part 2  8:47
Zimbabwe's Ancient Ruins Part 3  8:46
 

Kilwa and Its Destruction by Europeans  8:36

readme.gif (802 bytes) Section 8-3 East African Civilization pp. 136-137
Zimbabwe
Kilea

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes)   Altlas of World History pp. 86-87

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Africa and Trade   28 


Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Swahili Cities of East Africa

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) African Empires Maps and Questions  5 pages

Resources

 

Day 5
Topic 8-4  Path to Americas  
Objective
Explain how bands of people crossed into the Americas.                             
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
Terms to Learn
Maize: Corn

Asian-American Land Bridge  18,000 years ago  :47
Land Bridge  1:00
Migratory Route East - West  3:27

THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF NORTH AMERICA
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 1/9    8:36
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 2/9   10:16
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 3/9   10:37
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 4/9   9:50
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 5/9   10:16
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 6/9   9:59
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 7/9   9:30
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 8/9   8:47
The First Inhabitants of North America Part 9/9   5:59

readme.gif (802 bytes) Section 8-4 Paths to America pp. 137

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History pp. 6-7

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)People Migrate Across the Earth  4a & 4b 

 

Resources
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) The First Americans  Easier
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Land Bridge and the Earliest Americans

 

Day 6
Topic    8-5 Mesoamerica: Olmecs and Mayas
Objective
Describe the civilizations that developed in Mesoamerica.
To gain an understanding of the geography of Mesoamerica and its influence on the Maya way of life.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
Terms to Learn
Agueducts:

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People to Know
Olmecs: 1200 to 600 BC
Mayas:
250 AD
Aztecs:


Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage Olmecs

The Olmec - Ancient Mexico  4:08


atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes)   Altlas of World History pp. 70

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Olmec Civilization   40a

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Olmecs

Resources

 

Day 7
Topic    Mayans
Objective 
Describe the civilizations that developed in Mesoamerica.
To gain an understanding of the geography of Mesoamerica and its influence on the Maya way of life.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage Mayans

Mayan Civilization  7:39

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes)   Altlas of World History page 71
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Maya Civilization 40b

 

Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes)
Mayas
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Mayan Culture Worksheet   No information, just a page for recording data about Mayan Location, Government, Social Classes, Religion, Buildings, Occupations, and Accomplishments

 

Day 8
Topic    Mayans
Objective
Describe the civilizations that developed in Mesoamerica.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Note02.gif (247 bytes)
Mayans

Mayan Writing Deciphered  2:24
Mayan Math  1:12
Mayan Pyramids of Chicken Itza  3:29

MAYA - LOST CIVILIZATION
Maya - Lost Civilization 1 of 6  8:21
Maya - Lost Civilization 2 of 6  8:21
Maya - Lost Civilization 3 of 6  8:21
Maya - Lost Civilization 4 of 6  8:21
Maya - Lost Civilization 5 of 6  8:21
Maya - Lost Civilization 6 of 6  8:20

2012 Mayan Doomsday Prediction  9:55

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Mayan Report

Resources

 

Day 9
Topic    8-5 Mesoamerica: Aztecs
Objective
Identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico.
Locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map.
Place the Aztecs in the chronology of  American history.
Describe several aspects of Aztec culture.
Tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan.
Describe the way Tenochtitlan looked at its peak.
Understand the causes of the Aztec civilization's downfall.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Aztecs
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage Aztecs

AZTECS: INSIDE THE HIDDEN EMPIRE
Aztecs: Inside the Hidden Empire  1/5  10:00
Aztecs: Inside the Hidden Empire  2/5  10:01
Aztecs: Inside the Hidden Empire  3/5  10:01
Aztecs: Inside the Hidden Empire  4/5  10:01
Aztecs: Inside the Hidden Empire  5/5  10:01

Aztec Sacrifice  3:51

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History p. 74

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Aztec Empire of Mexico  42 

 

Resources
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Aztec Numbers
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Make Your Own Aztec Codex pages 2-4

 

Day 10
Topic Aztecs   
Objective
Identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico.
Locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map.
Be able to place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history.
Describe several aspects of Aztec culture.
Tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan and describe the way the city looked at its peak.
Understand the causes of the Aztec civilization's downfall
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
THE AZTEC EMPIRE
The Aztec Empire 1/5  10:00
The Aztec Empire 2/5  10:00
The Aztec Empire 3/5  10:00
The Aztec Empire 4/5  10:00
The Aztec Empire 5/5   2:54

ANCIENT WARRIORS: AZTECS
Ancient Warriors: Aztecs  Part 1  9:18
Ancient Warriors: Aztecs  Part 2  9:41
Ancient Warriors: Aztecs  Part 3  6:35

Aztec Warriors  5:31  student project with narration  pretty good!!!!!

Mexico: The Aztec 4  8:38  Cortez arrives in 1519
Hernando Cortez Flees the Aztecs  6:04
Aztec Palace Found in Mexico  1:42

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Aztecs  printout for kids

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Aztec Report Use above notes to complete the graphic organizer

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Aztecs-Mighty Warriors of Mexico

Resources

 

Day 11
Topic 8-6 Incas    
Objective
Discuss the Inca culture.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)  
Terms to Learn
Inca:
ruler or king
Pachacuti:
founder of Inca empire
Quipus:
counting devices

Pre-Inca Civilizations  2:54

Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage Incas

LOST CIVILIZATION - INCA
Lost Civilization - Inca  1 of 6  8:24
Lost Civilization - Inca  2 of 6  8:24
Lost Civilization - Inca  3 of 6  8:24
Lost Civilization - Inca  4 of 6  8:24
Lost Civilization - Inca  5 of 6  8:24
Lost Civilization - Inca  6 of 6  8:24

Machu Picchu  1:57

readme.gif (802 bytes) Section 6 The Incas pp. 140-142
History
Inca Way of Life

                      
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History p. 75

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Inca Empire   43 

star.gif (2279 bytes) Organizing Facts: Match the characteristics ofearly American civilizations
Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca

TEC
Resources
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Inca Empire
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Inca Religion
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Inca Map
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Inca Report

 

Day 12
Topic    Incas
Objective
Learn about the Inca Empire.
Take notes about the Inca Empire.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
Empire of the Incas  3:08

HISTORY'S TURNING POINT: THE CONQUEST OF THE INCAS
The Conquest of the Incas  Part 1/3  8:17
The Conquest of the Incas  Part 2/3  8:20
The Conquest of the Incas  Part 3/3  8:22

Resources

 

Day
Topic    Incas
Objective
Take notes about the Inca Empire.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Empire of the Incas
You will find the items below at this link.

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Inca Fact Cards
Use Inca Fact Cards as reference for notes.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Student Answer Sheet Student Answer Sheet
Students write notes on Inca topics.

Resources

 

Day 13
Topic    Incas
Objective
Learn about the Inca Empire.
Use notes to answer questions about the Inca Empire.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Empire of the Incas Test

Use the notes that they have taken when they take the test.
Resources

 

Day 14
Topic    Native American Farming Cultures                                         
Objective
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Amerindians
Towns and Temples of the Mississippian Culture 4:40
Pyramids of America: The Mississippians  3:35
Cahokia Archeologists  8:27
Ohio Mound Builders  :46
Kahokia Mound Builders  8:11

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History pp. 72-73

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Native American Farming Cultures  41a & 41b 

 

Resources

 

Day
Topic   Virtual Field Trips: Incas, Mayan
Objective
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) A Puzzle in Petén: An Interactive Dig
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Civilization of the Incas  Good site!  If you like history. Go Here.
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Diving With the Dead: An Interactive Dig
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Aztec Food Game
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Machu Picchu Student Web Activity
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Machu Picchu Puzzle
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Project Inca Student Web Activity
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) The Mesoamerican Ball Game  Best Museum website of 2002
Resources

 

Day
Topic    
Objective
State Goals
Classwork-Homework
Resources

 

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_Tests     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips      Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit

AMANIRENAS: Queen of Kush
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Biography of Queen Amanirenas  If the link doesn't work clink on this link to his index   6th Grade With Mr Jordan
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Candace Amanirenas and the Attack on Aswn
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Queen Amanirenas   Ruler of Meroe
ARCHAEOLOGY
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Downtown Underground: Archaeoloigical Clues to Tuscon's Past   History of Tuscon
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)Archaeology in the Classroom  128 pages of information
ASKUM
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Horn of Africa: Axum (Askum)
AZTECS
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Aztec Did You Know Cards
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Aztec Numbers
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Quetzalcoatl Medallion
 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Aztec Food Game
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) End of an Empire: The Spanish Conquest of Mexico  19 pages
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) In Search of Roots of Ancient American Civilizations  Cortez in 1519, great descriptions of Tenochticlan
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Aztec Empire: 1427- 1521
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Calendar: Sun Stone
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Conquest of the Aztez Empire: Herñan Cortés
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Daily Life
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mysteries of the 5th Sun  Sacrifice article
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Religion
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Teiothiouican
CORN
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Origin of Maize
INCAS
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) The Inca: A Lost Society  Lesson Plan   Student Worksheets
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes)Terraces   Build a model terrace
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) The Inca: A Lost Socirty Lesson Plan 6 pages collaborative work
 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Machu Picchu Student Web Activity
 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Project Inca Student Web Activity
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico  Speeches by Montezuma and Cortez and Massacre in the Temple
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) History of the Conquest of Peru
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes)  The Sacrificial Ceremony
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Civilization of the Incas Good site!
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Empire of the Incas Rulers and Achievements
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Geometry Step-by-Step From the Land of the Incas
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Peru's New Machu Picchu
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Quechua
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) First 8 Incas Drawings and biography
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) In Search of Roots of Ancient American Civilizations Pizzaro and the Incas 1532
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Inca Gods List
 camera.GIF (174 bytes)Photograph of Items of Everyday Use
 SchoolBus5.bmp (1581 bytes)The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu  Virtual Tour
KUSH    
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Chronology of Kush/Egypt
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Kingdom of Kush at Meroe
LAND BRIDGES
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Time Line of Bering Strait Land Bridges
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Land Bridges in the Bering Strait
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) People of the Bering Strait
MALI
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mission to Mali Web Quest
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Kingdom of Kush at Napta
MAYAS
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Calendar Count   Figure out your birthday using the Mayan long count.
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) How to Write Your Name in Mayan Glyphs
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Jaguar Mask coloring page
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Make a Mayan Shirt
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) The Mesoamerican Ball Game  Best Museum website of 2002
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Maya Civilization
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Mayan TimeLine
 SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) A Puzzle in Petén: An Interactive Dig  Greetings from Waka', a Maya site in northern Guatemala, where we'll be working for the next three months. How did the Maya site of Waka' fit into the struggle between two superpowers?
 SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Diving With the Dead: An Interactibe Dig Thousands of entrances to Xibalba, the Maya Underworld, can still be found across the Yucatán peninsula. These water-filled sinkholes, or cenotes, served not only as passageways to the afterlife, but as lifelines for the present.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mayan Math
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mysteries of the Mayan
MEXICO
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Mexico Map
NUBIA
 IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Map of Nubia
 IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Map of Nubia
OLMECS
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs  Lessons: Map of Mexico; Olmec History; Olmec Time Line;  Art
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) La Venta   One of the largest and most famous of the Olmec cities.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Olmecs and the Shang   The idea, that Chinese people crossed the waters to America at the end of the Shang dynasty and eventually became the Olmec people.
TRADE
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Indian Ocean Trade: a Classroom Simulation
WEBQUESTS
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Incan Web Quest
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Mayan Web Quest
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Nubian Webquest 


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