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World History 
 Standard 3.Understands the major characteristics of civilization and the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley
  
Topics1. Early civilization in Southwest Asia and India; 2. Impact of the environment on society; 3. Religion, belief systems, and values
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 1.Understands environmental and cultural factors that shaped the development of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley (e.g., development of religious and ethical belief systems and how they legitimized political and social order; demands of the natural environment; how written records such as the Epic of Gilgamesh reflected and shaped the political, religious, and cultural life of Mesopotamia)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  environmental influences on early civilizations
B.  cultural influences on early civilizations
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands how environmental factors shaped the development of the civilization of Mesopotamia   
  2. Understands how environmental factors shaped the development of the early civilization of Egypt   
  3. Understands how environmental factors shaped the development of the civilization of the Indus Valley   
  4. Understands how cultural factors shaped the development of Mesopotamia   
  5. Understands how cultural factors shaped the development of early Egyptian civilization   
  6. Understands how cultural factors shaped the development of the Indus Valley   
  7. Understands the development of religious and ethical belief systems and how they legitimized political and social order   
  8. Understands how written records such as the Epic of Gilgamesh reflected and shaped the political, religious, and cultural life of Mesopotamia   


Citation Log: BD(BE,141,142;​C;​WE,53;​LE,199,203)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document