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Legacies of the Ancient World
Grade Seven
Essential Understandings  


Students will …
     
-  understand that the geography and resources of a region help to determine every aspect of life including language, food, shelter, clothing and technology.

-  understand that governing systems develop to maintain order and achieve societal goals.

-  understand that economic systems structure choices about how goods, services, and people are used and distributed.

-  understand that the value and belief systems of a society are reflected in every aspect of life including the social organization, architecture, arts, literature and sciences.

-  understand that societies undergo technological and ideological change – both positive and negative – when they encounter other cultures.

-  understand that written and non-written sources (bones, artifacts, ruins/remains, and fossils) are used by modern historians and scientists to form hypotheses of past lives and systems.

-  recognize the ideals commonly attributed to the United States and compare these ideals with those of civilizations studied.


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