Albany City School District
 

SEPTEMBER
 

NYS STANDARD IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

Geography

  • Physical geography Identifying and defining world regions

 

Neolithic Times & Neolithic Revolution

  • Lucy

  • Nomadic groups

  • Stone Ages

 

Early River Valley Civilizations

  • Compare & Contrast

(Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and Yellow River civilizations)

  • Human and physical geography of early river civilizations

  • Traditional economics

  • Political systems

  • Social structures and urbanization

  • Contributions

  • Writing systems

  • Belief systems

  • Early technology-irrigation, tools, weapons

  • Architecture

  • Legal systems-Code of Hammurabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mysteries of Mankind,

National Geographic

Society 1992 video

 

 

Resources:  Appendix 1

#1.  Geography packet

 

#2.  How did humans evolve?

 

#3.  Thematic Essay

Graphic Organizer

Understanding basic geographic features and location

 

Analyze the influence of geography on civilizations

 

Development of Thematic Essay writing skills

 

Understanding the development early man

 

Analyze change from nomadic to sedentary lifestyle.

 

Understand influence of early River Valley Civilizations.

Label blank world map;

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading;

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions 

Assessments:
Appendix 2
#1.  Regents Bank

#2.  Thematic Essay:  Geography affects Civilization

#3.  Elements of Civilization Web Diagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

The emergence and spread of belief systems

  • Place of origin and major beliefs

  • Animism-African

  • Hinduism

  • Buddhism

  • Chinese philosophies

  • (Confucianism, Daoism)

  • Judaism

  • Christianity

  • Islam

  • Legalism

  • Shintoism

  • Jainism

  • Expansion of Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, and Buddhism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Religions Teacher Created Materials, Inc.  www.teacher
     created.com

Increase Vocabulary

 

Compare and contrast major world religions.

 

Understand the influence of religions on culture and world events.

 

Understanding the difference between monotheism and polytheism.

 

 

Understand the causes of the spread of religions (cultural diffusion)

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label and create maps

 

Create presentations on individual religions.

 

 

World Religion Jigsaw

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#4.  Thematic Essay:

Belief Systems

 

NOVEMBER
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

Classic Civilizations

  • Human and physical geography

  • Chinese contributions (engineering, writing, tools, bronze, government system, silk)

 

China

  • Dynastic Cycle

  • Mandate of Heaven

  • Han dynasty factors leading to growth

  • Silk road

  • Fall of the Han dynasty

 

Greece

  • Human and physical geography

  • Rise of city-states

  • Human and physical geography

  • Rise of city-states (Athens and Sparta)

  • Growth of democracy in Athens versus Spartan political system

  • Contributions: art, architecture, philosophy, science, mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pericles' Funeral Oration

 

The Iliad

 

The Odyssey

 

Images of Greek architecture and artwork (Google Image Search)

 

Resources:  Appendix 1

 

#4.  Graphic Organizer

 

#5.  The Greek Political Tradition

 

#6.  Golden Age Review Packet

Increase Vocabulary

 

Understand the concept of a Golden Age

 

Compare and contrast multiple Golden Ages throughout history

 

Understand the spread and influence of ideas along major trade routes

 

Analyze the influence of geography on the development of ancient Greece.

 

Compare and contrast ancient Athens and Sparta

 

Compare and contrast the democracy of ancient Athens and the democracy of the United States

 

Understand the influence of Ancient Greece's contributions (case study:  Olympics)

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

 

Label/create maps

 

Create the journal of a merchant on the silk road to Greek/Roman Territory.

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#5.  Contributions of Ancient Greece

 

 

 

DECEMBER
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFOMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

Classical Civilizations

 

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

  • Human and physical geography

  • Alexander the Great

  • Hellenistic culture-cultural contributions

  • Cultural diffusion

 

Greece & Hellenistic culture

 

Roman Republic

  • Human and physical geography

  • Formation of the Republic

  • Contributions-law (Twelve Tables), architecture, literature, roads, bridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selections from film The Gladiator

 

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

 

Roman Twelve Tables

Increase students' vocabulary

 

Examine the spread and preservation of Greek culture through Hellenistic and later societies.

 

Compare and contrast Classical Greece and Hellenistic Culture

 

Analyze the effects of geography on the development of Ancient Rome

 

Compare and contrast the Roman contributions on later civilizations (government and law)

 

Compare and contrast the Roman Republic and basic Roman laws of the United States.

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Venn Diagram:

  • Compare and contrast Classical Greece and Hellenistic Culture

  • Roman government and United States government

 

Read and perform selections of Julius Caesar

Students act as reporters writing stories about a key event or person in Roman history.

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1. Regents Bank

 

 

 

JANUARY
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

Roman Empire

 

World History: 

 

  • Factors leading to growth (engineering, empire building, trade)

  • Contributions

  • Causes of decline

  • Role of migrating nomadic groups from Central Asia

  • Pax Romana

 

Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD)

  • Human and physical geography

  • Achievements (law-Justinian Code, engineering, art, and commerce)

  • The Orthodox Christian Church

  • Political structure and Justinian Code

  • Role in preserving and transmitting Greek and Roman cultures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images of Roman

Architecture and artwork

(Google image search)

 

 

 

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#7.  The World in Transition:  Justinian's code

 

#8.  Justinian and Byzantine Greatness

 

#9.  The Byzantine

Transmission of Culture

Increase vocabulary

 

Examine the effects of engineering (roads, aqueducts) and trade on the growth and power of the empire

 

Understand the causes and effects of Cultural Diffusion

 

Analyze causes, effects, and end of Pax Romana

 

Analyze causes of the fall of Rome

 

Examine the formation and growth of the Byzantine Empire

 

Understand the importance of the law codes

 

Examine the preservation of Greco-Roman Culture

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Locally-prepared

Mid-term

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#6.  DBQ:  The Fall of Rome

 

#7.  DBQ:  Byzantine Empire Under Justinian

 

 

FEBRUARY
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

Rise and fall of African Civilizations

 

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

Ghana, Mali, Axum, Songhai

  • Human and physical geography

  • Organizational structure

  • Contributions

  • Roles in global trade routes

  • Spread and impact of Islam

  • Mansa Musa

  • Timbuktu  and African trade routes

  • The golden age of Islam

  • Contributions to mathematics, science, medicine, art, architecture, and literature

  • Role in preserving Greek & Roman culture

  • Trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Religions  Teacher Created Materials, Inc.

www.teacher
     created.com

 

When Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#10.  African Kingdoms and Islam

Analyze the role of geography on the development and location of the Ancient African Kingdoms

 

Examine the effects and importance of trade routes

 

Compare and contrast the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, Axum, and Songhai

 

Understand the influence and contributions of Islam and the Islamic Golden Age

 

Case Study:  Ibn Battuta

 

Compare and contrast traditional societies and modern western society

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant  Regents-level

Multiple Choice

Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Map skills

 

Students create Travel Guides for visiting one of the Kingdoms

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1. Regents Bank

 

#8.  DBQ:  Africa Before European Arrival

 

 

MARCH
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

 

The rise and fall of the Mongols and their impact on Eurasia 

  • Human and physical geography

  • Origins- Central Asian nomadic

  • Tribes

  • The Yuan Dynasty: a foreign non-Chinese dynasty

  • Extent of empire under Ghengis Khan and Kublai Khan

  • Impact on Central Asia, China, Korea, Europe, India, Southwest Asia

  • Impact on the rise of Moscow

  • Interaction with the West and

  • Global trade, Pax Mongolia (e.g., Marco Polo)

  • Causes of importance of cities as centers of trade and culture

 

Medieval Europe

(500-1400 AD)

  • Human and physical geography

  • Frankish Empire-Charlemagne

  • Manorialism

  • Feudalism

  • Comparison to Japanese feudalism

  • Social hierarchy

  • Role of men and women

  • Spiritual and secular role of the Church

  • Monastic centers of learning

  • Anti-Semitism

  • Art and architecture

 

Crusades

  • Causes

  • Impacts on Southwest Asia, Byzantium, and Europe perspectives

  • Key individuals-Urban II, Saladin, and Richard the Lionhearted, Suleiman the Magnificent

  • Ottoman Empire's contributions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie:  Ghengis Khan: Terror and Conquest

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#11. Kublai Khan

 

#12.  Ghengis Khan

 

#13.  Marco Polo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies:

Kingdom of Heaven

 

Selections of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

 

Canterbury Tales

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#14.  The Bayeux Tapestry.  The Battle of Hastings 1066 AD

(Bayeux Tapestry Coloring Book)

 

#15. Henry Knighton, Chronicle.  The Black Death, 1348-1350

 

#16.  William Shakespeare, Richard II (1595) and Henry V (1599).  English Nationalism

 

#17.  The Crusades:  Muslim and European Reactions

 

 

 

Analyze the effects of geography on the development of Mongol civilization

 

Examine the effects of the nomadic Mongol lifestyle on Asia, specifically China

 

Understand the effects

Pax Mongolia

 

Understand the importance of trade

 

Study the impact of Mongol expansion on Eastern and Western Europe

 

 

Increase vocabulary

 

Understand feudalism and manorialism and their effects on society

 

Understand the system of mutual obligations, and social stratification created by feudalism

 

Analyze the role and impact of religion on society

 

Examine the art and architecture of the time and how it represents the beliefs of the times

 

Examine the causes of the Crusades

 

Analyze the impact of the Crusades on both societies

 

Examine cultural diffusion and the growth of trade as a result of the Crusades 

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents- level

Multiple Choice

Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Create maps showing the dates and stages of Mongol Expansion

 

Create a journal from the point of view of a Mongolian Soldier, or local defenders of an Asian territory

 

Create a propaganda campaign encouraging Asian territories to surrender to the Mongols.

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1. Regents Bank

 

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple

Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Create and label a manor town and castle

 

Create an ad campaign recruiting soldiers for the Crusades

 

Venn Diagram comparing the lives of peasants and nobles

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#9.  DBQ:  The Middle Ages:  Dark Ages, Age of Faith, Age of Feudalism, or a Golden Age?

  

 

 

APRIL
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

Global trade and interactions

  • Resurgence of Europe

  • Hanseatic League and Italian city-states

  • Trade fairs and towns

  • Medieval guilds

  • Commercial revolution

  • Major trading centers-Nanjing/Venice

 

Renaissance and Humanism

  • Human and physical geography

  • Shift in worldview-otherworldly to secular

  • Greco-Roman revival (interest in humanism)

  • Art and architecture (e.g., da Vinci and Michelangelo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images of Renaissance artwork and Architecture (Google image search)

 

Shakespeare's Plays

 

Dante's Divine Comedy

 

Artwork of:  Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael

 

The Prince, Machiavelli

Increase vocabulary

 

Examine the role of trade in the growth of towns and cities

 

Analyze the growth of the middle class and its impact on feudal society

 

Understand the role of the Commercial Revolution in the beginning of the Renaissance

 

Examine the influence of Ancient Greece and Rome through the Renaissance on Europe

 

Analyze the impact of Renaissance contributions on later cultures

 

Study key figures

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Venn diagram:  Ancient Greece and Renaissance Society

 

Presentations or jigsaw on Renaissance artwork, artists, and writers

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#10.  DBQ:  Middle Ages or Early Renaissance?  Differing interpretations.

 

 

 

 

MAY
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

RESOURCES
 
SKILLS ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

 

Reformation and Counter Reformation

  • Human and physical geography

  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses:  the challenge to the power and authority of the Roman Catholic Church

  • Anti-Semitic laws and policies

  • Henry VIII and the English Reformation

  • Calvin and other reformers

  • Counter Reformation (Ignatius Loyola, Council of Trent)

  • Roles of men and women within the Christian churches

  • Religious wars in Europe:  causes and impacts

Spain and Portugal on the eve of the encounter

  • Human and physical geography

  • Reconquista under Ferdinand and Isabella

  • Trade

  • Columbus

  • Magellan circumnavigates the globe

  • Exploration and overseas expansion

The rise of Mesoamerican empires

  • Aztec and Incan empires before 1500

  • Human and physical geography

  • Organizational structure

  • Contributions

Effects of Exploration

  • The encounter between Europeans and the peoples of Africa, the Americas, and Asia

  • The Columbian exchange

  • European competition for colonies in the Americas

  • Triangular trade and slavery

  • European mercantilism

  • Spanish colonialism and the introduction of the Encomienda system

Political ideologies:  global absolutism

  • Human and physical geography

  • Thomas Hobbes, the Leviathan

  • Jacques-Benigne Bossuet:  Absolutism and Divine right theory

  • Case studies:  Akbar the Great, Suleiman the Magnificent, Philip II, Louis XIV, Ivan the Terrible, and Peter the Great, Elizabeth I

The response to absolutism:

The rise of parliamentary democracy in England

  • Background-Magna Carta

  • Divine Right, Monarchy-Stuart rule

  • Puritan Revolution-Oliver Cromwell

  • Glorious Revolution- John Locke and the English Bill of Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95 Theses

 

Movies:

Luther

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#18.  The Protestant Reformation

 

#19.  Luther, Martin; Britannica

Intermediate Encyclopedia

 

#20.  Reformation Statutes:  Act in Restraint of Appeals (1533), Act of Supremacy (1534)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#21.  the Mayan Creation Story

 

 

 

Movie:  1492 Conquest of Paradise

 

Chapter 21

 

Movie:  Elizabeth

 

Readings:

Elizabeth's Golden Speech

 

Chapter 21, section 5

 

Movie:  Cromwell

 

Simon Schama:  History of Britain (History Channel Documentary)

 

Resources:

Appendix 1

#22. Olaudah Equiano's Journal

 

#23.  Magna Carta

 

Understand the impact and influence of the Renaissance on the Reformation

 

Analyze the causes of the Reformation

 

Analyze the role of the Printing Press in spreading Renaissance and Reformation ideals

 

Study and understand the roles and impact of:  Martin Luther, Henry VIII, John Calvin, John Tetzel, Johann Guttenberg

 

Understand the concepts of indulgences, purgatory, heresy

 

Compare and contrast the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church and the early Protestant Churches

 

Examine the role of education in the counter Reformation

 

Examine the causes and impact of the religious wars.

 

Examine the beliefs about geography and how it was used to both stop and encourage exploration.

 

Analyze the causes of exploration (the Three G's)

 

Study Columbus; the causes and effects of his voyage

 

Examine the various explorers who followed him

 

Analyze the impact of geography on the development of the Mesoamerican Empires

 

Examine the cultural achievements of the Empire

 

Analyze the impact of European Arrival

 

 

 

Increase vocabulary

 

Understand mercantilism

 

Analyze the effects of the Columbian Exchange

 

Study the role of the Triangular trade on the involved cultures

 

Understand and analyze the rise of the Absolute Monarchs

 

Study the rule of various absolute monarchs

 

Examine the challenge to Absolutism

 

Study the role of Oliver Cromwell in the Puritan Revolution

 

Examine the Effects of the English Civil war on other cultures

 

Daily tests an quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level

Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Venn diagrams:

  • Catholic Church and Luther's beliefs

  • Catholic Church and the Anglican Church

 

Students pretend to be a panel that has observed
Luther at Worms, heard and read his writings and lectures. Have an in-class debate with students representing either the Catholic viewes or Protestant views.

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#11.  DBQ:  Civilizations of the Americas

 

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Pick an explorer and create a timeline of 15 date from his voyage

 

Students create a presentation to convince Queen Isabella to fund their expedition in search of a trade route that takes them west to get to the East: they may only use period-specific knowledge

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#11. DBQ:  Civilizations of the Americas

 

 

 

Daily tests and quizzes based on classroom activities and reading

 

Relevant Regents-level Multiple Choice Questions

 

Label/create maps

 

Create a journal written from the perspective of an European Explorer, and enslaved African, or a Native

 

Presentations/Role playing of individual Absolute Monarchs

 

Assessments:

Appendix 2

#1.  Regents Bank

 

#12. Absolutism and Democracy

 

 

 

JUNE
 

NYS STANDARD/KEY IDEA/PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

 

RESOURCES
 

SKILLS

ASSESSMENT

World History:  Economics, Civics, Citizenship and Government, Human and Physical geography

 

Comprehensive Review for Global 9 content

Golden Age Review Packet

 

Regents Questions

 

www.regtnsprep.org

Test-taking strategies

Locally-prepared

Final Examination