9780618347919

World History, Grades 6-8 Ancient Civiliztions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618347919

  • ISBN10:

    0618347917

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-12-13
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Introduction to World History
Strategies for Taking Tests
1(3)
Part 1: Strategies for Reading History
2(4)
Part 2: Test-Taking Strategies and Practice
6
Rand McNally Atlas
1(3)
The Tools of History
4(42)
Starting with a Story: The Discovery of the Lascaux Cave Paintings
6(2)
The World's Geography
8(6)
Activity: Make a Geography Themes Poster
13(1)
How Maps Help Us Study History
14(12)
Connect to Today: Navigation and the Global Positioning System
24(2)
How Archaeologists Study the Past
26(12)
Literature: from A Bone from a Dry Sea
34(4)
How Historians Study the Past
38(8)
The Earliest Human Societies
46(32)
Starting with a Story: The Hunter of the Alps
48(2)
Hunters and Gatherers
50(8)
Skillbuilder: Finding Main Ideas
56(2)
Learning to Farm and Raise Animals
58(6)
Activity: Grow a Plant
63(1)
The First Communities
64(10)
Daily Life: Living in a Complex Village
70(4)
Writing About History
Narratives
74(4)
Unit 2 Early Civilizations of Southwest Asia
Ancient Mesopotamia
78(30)
Starting with a Story: The Long Dry Spell
80(2)
Geography of Mesopotamia
82(6)
Activity: Make a Diagram
87(1)
The First Civilization
88(10)
Skillbuilder: Reading a Map
96(2)
Life in Sumer
98(10)
Connect to Today: Mesopotamian Inventions
104(4)
Early Empires
108(34)
Starting with a Story: Day of Misfortune
110(2)
Mesopotamian Empires
112(6)
Activity: Build a Monument
117(1)
Assyria Rules the Fertile Crescent
118(10)
Reader's Theater: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
124(4)
Persia Controls Southwest Asia
128(10)
Daily Life: The Court of Darius
134(4)
Writing About History
Expository Writing: Explanations
138(4)
Unit 3 Ancient Africa
Ancient Egypt
142(42)
Starting with a Story: The Death of Ramses II
144(2)
Gift of the Nile
146(8)
Daily Life: Life on the Nile River
152(2)
Life in Ancient Egypt
154(10)
Connect to Today: The Legacy of Egypt
162(2)
The Pyramid Builders
164(8)
Activity: Make a Pyramid
171(1)
The New Kingdom
172(12)
Reader's Theater: Hatshepsut's Expedition to Punt
178(6)
Kush and Other African Kingdoms
184(30)
Starting with a Story: An African's Pilgrimage
186(2)
Nubia and the Land of Kush
188(8)
Skillbuilder: Explaining Geographic Patterns
194(2)
The Kingdom of Aksum
196(6)
Activity: Design a Pillar
201(1)
West, Central, and Southern Africa
202(8)
Writing About History
Research Reports
210(4)
Unit 4 Ancient Asian and American Civilizations
Ancient India
214(34)
Starting with a Story: Saraswati Earthquake
216(2)
Geography and Indian Life
218(8)
Activity: Make a Climate Graph
225(1)
The Origins of Hinduism
226(6)
Buddhism and India's Golden Age
232(8)
The Legacy of India
240(8)
Connect to Today: Indian Health Practices
244(4)
Ancient China
248(36)
Starting with a Story: The Minister of Justice Comes to Town
250(2)
Geography Shapes Life in Ancient China
252(6)
China's Ancient Philosophies
258(8)
Skillbuilder: Comparing and Contrasting
264(2)
The Qin and the Han
266(10)
Literature: from The Emperor's Silent Army
272(4)
The Legacy of Ancient China
276(8)
Activity: Keep a Silk Roads Journal
281(3)
Ancient America
284(36)
Starting with a Story: King Pacal II and His Sons
286(2)
The Geography of the Americas
288(6)
Ancient Andean Civilizations
294(6)
The Olmec of Mesoamerica
300(6)
Activity: Make a Shoebox Time Capsule
305(1)
The Mayan Civilization
306(10)
Daily Life: Playing the Mayan Ball Game
312(4)
Writing About History
Expository Writing: Comparison and Contrast
316(4)
Unit 5 The Roots of Western Ideas
The Hebrew Kingdoms
320(30)
Starting with a Story: Ruth and Naomi
322(2)
The Origins of the Hebrews
324(10)
Literature: The Exodus
330(4)
Kingdoms and Captivity
334(8)
Skillbuilder: Constructing Time Lines
340(2)
Rome and Judea
342(8)
Activity: Design a Fortress
347(3)
Ancient Greece
350(38)
Starting with a Story: The Persian Invasion
352(2)
The Geography of Greece
354(6)
Beliefs and Customs
360(10)
Reader's Theater: Atalanta's Last Race
366(4)
The City-State and Democracy
370(8)
Activity: Make Vocabulary Cards
377(1)
Sparta and Athens
378(10)
Daily Life: Life in the Agora
384(4)
Classical Greece
388(38)
Starting with a Story: Changing Times
390(2)
The Golden Age of Greece
392(6)
Peloponnesian War
398(6)
Activity: Create a Storyboard
403(1)
Alexander the Great
404(6)
The Legacy of Greece
410(12)
Connect to Today: Greek Influences Today
418(4)
Writing About History
Persuasive Writing
422(4)
Unit 6 The World of Ancient Rome
The Rise of Rome
426(36)
Starting with a Story: The Assassination of Julius Caesar
428(2)
The Geography of Ancient Rome
430(6)
The Roman Republic
436(6)
Rome Becomes an Empire
442(10)
Daily Life: Life in a Roman Fort
450(2)
The Daily Life of Romans
452(10)
Activity: Make a Mosaic
459(3)
The Birth of Christianity
462(28)
Starting with a Story: The Burning of Rome
464(2)
The Origins of Christianity
466(10)
Literature: Two Parables of Jesus
472(4)
The Early Christians
476(6)
Rome and Christianity
482(8)
Activity: Make a World-Religions Pie Graph
487(3)
Rome's Decline and Legacy
490(2)
Starting with a Story: The Arrival of the Goths
492(2)
An Empire in Decline
494(5)
Activity: Hold a Debate
499(1)
The Fall of the Roman Empire
500(6)
Skillbuilder: Drawing Conclusions from Sources
506(2)
The Byzantine Empire
508(6)
The Legacy of Rome
514(6)
Connect to Today: Roman Influences Today
520(4)
Writing About History
Expository Writing: Problem and Solution
524

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