Discipline: Social Studies
Grade(s)/Level: 7th Grade
Course: 7th Grade Ancient Civilizations
©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011
Ancient India and China both developed along river valleys and became flourishing civilizations. This module will explore the geography, culture/customs, and the government of these two civilizations. Students will then draw conclusions or make implications in regard to the development and longevity of one of the cultures and how it developed with its own unique government and culture/customs. Students will be assigned one culture for research, and through shared presentations, students will be exposed to both cultures.
After researching secondary sources on ancient India or China, write a report that explains the geography, culture/customs, and government of these civilizations. What conclusions or implications can you draw? Cite at least three sources, pointing out key elements from each source.
Task 18 - Informational or Explanatory/Synthesis L1
After researching _____ (informational texts) on _____ (content), write a/an _____ (report or substitute) that explains _____ (content). What conclusions or implications can you draw? Cite at least _____ (#) sources, pointing out key elements from each source.
Author(s): Donna Schaidle, Kevin Biddle, Jeremy Troop
Contact Information: Elizabethtown Area School District
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