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Topic: Teotihuacán, Zapotec/Mixtec, and Moche civilizations 

World History

 Standard 17.  Understands the rise of centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and Andean South America in the 1st millennium CE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands different farming methods of Teotihuacan and Moche civilization (e.g., agricultural methods, water utilization, and herding methods used by the Teotihuacan and Moche peoples, and how the natural environment of the Andes helped to influence these methods)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands farming methods of the Teotihuacan civilization
     2.Understands farming methods of the Moche civilization
     3.Knows agricultural methods used by the Teotihuacan peoples
     4.Knows agricultural methods used by the Moche peoples
     5.Knows water utilization methods used by the Teotihuacan peoples
     6.Knows water utilization methods used by the Moche peoples
     7.Knows herding methods used by the Teotihuacan peoples
     8.Knows herding methods used by the Moche peoples
     9.Understands how the natural environment of the Andes helped to influence agriculture, water utilization, and herding methods used by the Teotihuacan and Moche peoples
   Benchmark 3.Understands methods used to study Zapotec, Teotihuacan, and Moche civilizations (e.g., locations of these communities and their major archaeological remains, what archaeological evidence such as clay pottery and figures reveal about Moche civilization, what remains of planned cities reveal about the structure of Zapotec and Teotihuacan civilization)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands methods used to study the Zapotec civilization
     2.Understands methods used to study the Teotihuacan civilization
     3.Understands methods used to study the Moche civilization
     4.Knows the location of the Teotihuacan community and its major archaeological remains
     5.Knows the location of the Zapotec community and its major archaeological remains
     6.Knows the location of the Moche community and its major archaeological remains
     7.Knows what archaeological evidence such as clay pottery and figures reveal about Moche civilization
     8.Knows what remains of planned cities reveal about the structure of the Zapotec civilization
     9.Knows what remains of planned cities reveal about the structure of the Teotihuacan civilization
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands what art and architecture reveal about early Mesoamerica and Andean societies (e.g., what art and architecture reflects about the character of the Zapotec state in the valley of Oaxaca; what art and artifacts indicate about the interests, occupations, and religious concerns of the Moche people; what murals infer about Mayan and Teotihuacan societies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what art and architecture reveal about early Mesoamerica societies
     2.Understands what art and architecture reveal about early Andean societies
     3.Knows what art and architecture reflects about the character of the Zapotec state in the valley of Oaxaca
     4.Understands what art and artifacts indicate about the interests of the Moche people
     5.Understands what art and artifacts indicate about the occupations of the Moche people
     6.Understands what art and artifacts indicate about the religious concerns of the Moche people
   Benchmark 4.Understands social features of Andean societies (e.g., different agriculture practices in the Moche/Andean region; kinship groups, regulated family and community life in Andean societies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows different agriculture practices in the Moche/Andean region
     2.Understands the structure of kinship groups in Andean societies
     3.Understands features of regulated family and community life in Andean societies
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands relationships between Mesoamerican and Andean societies (e.g., the growth of urban society centered on Teotihuacan and the importance of this city as a transmitter of Mesoamerican cultural traditions to later societies; comparisons between Mayan, Moche, and Teotihuacan religions and rituals; the basic structure, economy, and ritual of Andean societies such as the Moche, Tihuanaco, and Chimu; the basic construction and variations of Mesoamerican calendars; possible methods of contact between Mesoamerican and Andean societies and the cultural diffusion seen in areas such as agriculture, societal structure, and artisan crafts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the growth of urban society centered on Teotihuacán and the importance of this city as a transmitter of Mesoamerican cultural traditions to later societies
     2.Understands comparisons between Mayan, Moche, and Teotihuacan religions and rituals
     3.Understands the basic structure of Andean societies such as the Moche, Tihuanaco, and Chimu
     4.Understands the basic economy of Andean societies such as the Moche, Tihuanaco, and Chimu
     5.Understands the rituals of Andean societies such as the Moche, Tihuanaco, and Chimu
     6.Understands the basic construction and variations of Mesoamerican calendars
     7.Understands possible methods of contact between Mesoamerican and Andean societies
     8.Understands the cultural diffusion among Mesoamerican and Andean societies in areas such as agriculture, societal structure, and artisan crafts