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Topic: Southwest Asia and Egypt in 2nd millennium BCE 

World History

 Standard 5.  Understands the political, social, and cultural consequences of population movements and militarization in Eurasia in the second millennium BCE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the invention of the chariot affected Southwest Asian societies (e.g., how the chariot changed transportation, the development of chariot warfare, how the chariot contributed to the spread of new ideas and technology)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the chariot changed transportation
     2.Understands the development of chariot warfare
     3.Understands how the chariot contributed to the spread of new ideas and technology
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the origins of the Hittite people, their empire in Anatolia, and major cultural and political achievements of this society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of the Hittite people
     2.Understands features of the Hittite empire in Anatolia
     3.Knows major cultural achievements of Hittite society
     4.Knows major political achievements of Hittite society
   Benchmark 3.Understands significant individuals and events in Egyptian civilization (e.g., the extent of Egyptian expansion during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms, and some of the factors that made this expansion possible; major political and cultural achievements of Thutmose III, Ramses II, and Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows significant individuals and their roles in Egyptian civilization
     2.Understands significant events in Egyptian civilization
     3.Understands the extent of Egyptian expansion during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms
     4.Knows factors that made Egyptian expansion possible
     5.Knows major political and cultural achievements of Thutmose III in Egypt
     6.Knows major political and cultural achievements of Ramses II in Egypt
     7.Knows major political and cultural achievements of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the beliefs and accomplishments of Mesopotamian and Egyptian rulers (e.g., the religious ideas of Akenaton [Amenhotep IV] and the viewpoint that Atonism was an early form of monotheism, the accomplishments of Sargon and Akenaton [Amenhotep IV])
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the beliefs of Mesopotamian and Egyptian rulers
     2.Understands the accomplishments of Mesopotamian and Egyptian rulers
     3.Knows the religious ideas of Akenaton (Amenhotep IV)
     4.Understands the viewpoint that Atonism was an early form of monotheism
     5.Knows the accomplishments of Sargon
     6.Knows the accomplishments of Akenaton (Amenhotep IV)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the emergence and militarization of new kingdoms (e.g., what visual and written sources suggest about the impact of chariot warfare on the battlefield; the boundaries of major states in Southwest Asia, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean in the later part of the 2nd millennium BCE and why wars and diplomatic relations among these states may have represented the first era of "internationalism" in world history)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the emergence of new kingdoms in 2nd millennium BCE
     2.Understands the militarization of new kingdoms in 2nd millennium BCE
     3.Understands what visual and written sources suggest about the impact of chariot warfare on the battlefield
     4.Knows the boundaries of major states in Southwest Asia in the later part of the 2nd millennium BCE
     5.Knows the boundaries of major states in Egypt in the later part of the 2nd millennium BCE
     6.Knows the boundaries of major states in the Eastern Mediterranean in the later part of the 2nd millennium BCE
     7.Understands why wars and diplomatic relations among major states in Southwest Asia, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean may have represented the first era of "internationalism" in world history