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M/J World Cultures

Subject: Social Studies

Course Description:

Somebody discovered the wheel. Somebody discovered gunpowder. Somebody even figured out how to count to ten. From ancient Mesopotamia, to China and its ancient dynasties, different civilizations left their mark on history. They also left their mark on how we live today. In this course, you’ll become a quiz show contestant, traveling back to these ancient civilizations to dig out the facts. In ancient Egypt, you’ll visit the pyramids and find out the secrets of preserving mummies. You’ll see how the Mayas developed astronomy to a precise science. You’ll even investigate ancient sewers in ancient Rome. Throughout the centuries, and still today, our world is made up of dozens of different cultures. They all are different, and they all have made big contributions to what we know and who we are. This will be a very big adventure. There is so much to see. And by the time you’re done, you’ll have lots of memories to share with your friends.

Major Topics:

Segment 1:

  • Geography Themes
  • Introduction to Mesopotamia
  • Study Sumer
  • Explore Babylon
  • Analyze Assyria
  • Contributions from the Ancient Mesopotamians
  • Fall of Mesopotamia
  • Explore Egypt
  • Study the Nile River
  • Visit the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt
  • Death practices of ancient Egypt
  • Egyptian Middle Kingdom
  • Egyptian New Kingdom
  • Egyptian finds (such as King Tut's tomb, curse of the mummy)
  • Ancient Egyptian women
  • The contributions from the Ancient Egypt
  • History and Geography of Ancient China
  • Early Chinese Dynasties
  • Chou Dynasty
  • Dynasties after Chou
  • Traditions and Celebrations of the Ancient Chinese
  • Modern China
  • Ancient Chinese Contributions
  • Introduction to Ancient Greece
  • Greek Time periods
  • Sparta and Athens
  • The Olympics
  • Greek Religion and Greek Mythology
  • Contributions of Ancient Greece

Segment 2:

  • Introduction to Ancient Rome
  • The Etruscans
  • Introduction to the Roman Republic
  • War and More in the Roman Republic
  • The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Daily Life in Ancient Rome
  • Contributions of Ancient Rome
  • Time and Place (BD and AD, Latitude and Longitude, the Continents)
  • Introduction to the Middle Ages
  • Changes in the Middle Ages
  • Contributions from the Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • Introduction to Mesoamerica
  • The Olmec
  • The Maya
  • The Aztecs
  • The Incas
  • Mesoamerican Contributions
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution
  • People from the Scientific, Agricultural and Industrial Revolution
  • Contributions for all- Ways for Students and Student's Families to Contribute to the World

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, true/false questions, short answer questions, writing assignments, projects, oral assessments, and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 2105020
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Recommended for 6th Grade

Estimated Completion:
2 segments / 32-36 weeks