This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 6th grade social studies.

The course begins with a short review of geography and how to read maps correctly. The rest of the class focuses on ancient civilizations, their cultures, and their histories. The students first learn about the very first civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Babylonians.

Next the students learn about ancient Egypt, including the old, middle, and new kingdoms. They will then learn about ancient Israelites, including the lost tribes of Israel. The students then learn about ancient Greece and its impact on architecture, athletics, and medicine. Ancient India will be discussed next along with the idea of caste as a cornerstone of a civilization. The students will also learn about ancient China and the various dynasties and their impact. Ancient Africa is also studied, particularly the great cities of Timbuktu and Zimbabwe.

Finally, the students will learn about ancient Rome. They will learn about the daily life of Romans, the culture of the time, and the fall of Rome.

1- Course Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Understanding Plagiarism
4- Pretest
Assignment: Pretest
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- What is Geography?
1- Objectives and Vocabulary
2- Geography Introduction
3- History and Geography
Worksheet: Primary and Secondary Sources
4- Geography Themes
5- Essential Elements
6- Geographer’s Tools
7- Maps!
8- Maps Continued
Assignment: Draw a Map
9- Timelines
Handout: Timeline of your Life
Assignment: Timeline of your Life
10- Review and Chapter Test
Quiz: Geography Chapter Test

3- The First Civilizations
1- The Stone Age
2- Stone Age Art
Worksheet: The Stone Age
3- What Is A Civilization?
Assignment: What is Civilization?
4- Types of Government
5- Ancient Mesopotamia
Assignment: Ancient Mesopotamia
6- The Sumerians
Worksheet: The Sumerians
7- The Babylonians
Essay: The Babylonians

4- Ancient Egypt
1- Egyptian Civilization
2- Overview of Ancient Egypt
3- Culture of Ancient Egypt
4- Old Kingdom
5- Middle Kingdom
6- New Kingdom
Assignment: Kingdoms Comparison
7- Society & Contributions
Assignment: Social Pyramid Document Analyzer
Essay: Social Pyramid Essay
Worksheet: Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

5- Ancient Israelites
1- Historical Overview
2- People of Ancient Israel
Essay: Famous People of Ancient Israel
3- Lost Tribes of Israel
4- Impact of Ancient Isreal

6- Ancient Greeks
1- Ancient Greece 1
Assignment: Map Assignment
2- Athens
3- Language and Games
Assignment: Greek Alphabet
4- Architecture
5- Ancient Greece II
6- Culture
Worksheet: Short Answer
7- Athletics
Essay: Olympics
8- Medicine
Essay: Greeks Essay

7- Mid-Term Exam
1- Midtest
Assignment: Midtest
Quiz: Midterm Exam

8- Ancient India
1- Overview of Ancient India
2- Early India
3- The Indus Civilization
4- The Aryan Invasion
5- The Later Vedic Age
6- Village, Caste, And Family
Quiz: Ancient India
Essay: Indian Caste System
7- Ancient India Geography
Handout: Ancient India Geography QL1105
Assignment: Geography of India

9- Ancient China
1- Ancient Chinese Civilization
2- Shang Dynasty
3- Zhou Dynasty
4- Qin Dynasty
Assignment: Great Wall
5- Han Dynasty
6- Society and Contributions
Essay: Ancient Chinese Civilizations
7- More Information
Handout: Buddhism and the Silk Road Handout
Assignment: Buddhism and the Silk Road Activity

10- Ancient Africa
1- Ancient Africa
2- The Great Timbuktu
3- The Great Zimbabwe
Essay: The Great Cities
4- Music and Art
5- Anansi an Mancala
Assignment: Ancient Africa

11- Ancient Rome
1- Geography
2- The Roman Empire
Worksheet: Roman Empire
3- Roman Rulers
Assignment: Rome Leaders
4- The Babylonians
5- Daily Life
Worksheet: Roman Numerals
6- Legend
7- Constantine
8- The Collapse of the Empire
Worksheet: Caesar
Essay: Roman Contributions

12- Ancient Rome II
1- Ancient Rome II
2- Poetry
3- Public Buildings
4- Entertainment
5- The Fall of Rome
Assignment: Ancient Rome II

13- Final Exam
1- Post-test
Quiz: Final Exam

14- Course Evaluation
Handout: Course Evalulation
Assignment: Course Evaluation