- Explain how the Neolithic Revolution dramatically changed the way people lived.
- Identify the basic features that define a civilization.
- Identify the shift in power in the Greek region over time.
- Define the different types of governments that developed in the Greek city-states.
- Describe how the Roman Republic was structured and the reason for this.
- Identify the various types of problems that led to the fall of Rome.
Topics & Textbook Alignment
Neolithic Revolution: 1.2
River Civilizations: 1.3
Greece: 4.2, 4.3, 4.5
Rome: 5.1, 5.2, 5.5
- The Neolithic Revolution and Beginnings of Civilization
- Ancient Greece
- The Roman Republic and Empire
F2: Systems of Human Organizations
Use the examples listed below to explain the basic features and differences between hunter-gatherer societies, pastoral nomads, civilizations, and empires, focusing upon the differences in their political, economic and social systems, and their changing interactions with the environment.
- Changes brought on by the Agricultural Revolution, including the environmental impact of settlements
- TWO ancient river civilizations, such as those that formed around the Nile, Indus, Tigris-Euphrates or Yangtze
- Classical China or India (Han China or Gupta empires)
- Classical Mediterranean (Greece and Rome)
F4: Regional Interactions
Identify the location and causes of frontier interactions and conﬂicts, and internal disputes between cultural, social and/or religious groups in classical China, the Mediterranean world, and south Asia (India) prior to 300 C.E.
4.1.1 Crisis in the Classical World – Explain the responses to common forces of change that led to the ultimate collapse of classical empires and discuss the consequences of their collapse. (See 4.3.3; 4.3.4; 4.3.5)