Students will learn to categorize relevant information into meaningful units through different note-taking strategies (i.e. Cornell
notes, outlines, graphic organizers, etc). Students will be given information through verbal explanation, reading, and videos.
Students will then take that organized knowledge and use it to participate in class discussions, write position essays, and
Standard 1: History
Goal 1.6: Explain the rise of human civilization
- Objective 6-9WHC.1.6.1 - Describe types of evidence used by anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scholars to
reconstruct early human and cultural development.
- Objective 6-9WHC.1.6.3 - Analyze the characteristics of early civilizations
Goal 1.7: Trace how natural resources and technological advances have shaped human civilization.
- Objective 6-9WHC.1.7.1 - Explain how man adapted the environment for civilization to develop.
Goal 1.8: Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of human civilization.
- Objective 6-9WHC1.8.2 - Identify the origins and characteristics of different social classes.
Goal 1.9: Identify the role of religion in the development of human civilization.
- Objective 6-9WHC.1.9.4 - Describe how different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.
Major Projects and Assignments
Two 2-page essays discussing the impact of past events on their time
Assessment Plan and Grading Policy
Daily Classwork - 50%
Tests - 30%
Projects - 20%
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = <60%
Assessment A B C D F
Daily Work Assignments turned in on time, fully completed, comprehensive answers Assignment turned in on time,
completed, answers correct but do not elaborate Assignment may have been late, 80% completed or correct Assignment more
than two days late or fewer than 70% completed or correct Assignment more than three days late or fewer than 60% completed
Tests Show skill mastery by 90% or greater of answers correct 80-89% correct 70-79% correct 60-69% correct <60% correct
Projects Followed all instructions with complete accuracy, neatness of work, turned in on time, demonstrate reasoning skills in
answers Followed most or all instructions, slightly reduced level of neatness, turned in on time, demonstrate knowledge in
answers Followed most instructions, slightly below average level of neatness, 1-2 days late, demonstrate knowledge but not
reason Followed most instructions, below average level of neatness, 3-4 days late, demonstrate only basic knowledge in
answers Did not follow all instructions, well below average level of neatness, 5 or more days late, little knowledge in answers