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Topic: Alexander and Hellenistic society and culture 

World History

 Standard 8.  Understands how Aegean civilization emerged and how interrelations developed among peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia from 600 to 200 BCE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands Alexander's achievements as a military and political leader (e.g., reasons for the disintegration of the empire into smaller areas after his rule; the campaigns, battles, and cities founded in Alexander's imperial conquests)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Alexander’s achievements as a military leader
     2.Understands Alexander’s achievements as a political leader
     3.Knows reasons for the disintegration of the empire into smaller areas after Alexander’s rule
     4.Knows the campaigns, battles, and cities founded in Alexander’s imperial conquests
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands elements of Alexander of Macedon's legacy (e.g., the scope and success of his imperial conquests; his rise to power, methods used to unite the empire)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the scope and success of Alexander’s imperial conquests
     2.Understands Alexander of Macedon’s rise to power
     3.Knows methods Alexander used to unite the empire
   Benchmark 5.Understands the impact and achievements of the Hellenistic period (e.g., major lasting achievements of Hellenistic art, mathematics, science, philosophy, and political thought; the impact of Hellenism on Indian art; how architecture in West Asia after the conquests of Alexander reflected Greek and Macedonian influence)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the Hellenistic period
     2.Understands the achievements of the Hellenistic period
     3.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic art
     4.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic mathematics
     5.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic science
     6.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic philosophy
     7.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic political thought
     8.Understands the impact of Hellenism on Indian art
     9.Understands how architecture in West Asia after the conquests of Alexander reflected Greek and Macedonian influence
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands how conquest influenced cultural life during the Hellenistic era (e.g., the cultural diffusion of Greek, Egyptian, Persian, and Indian art and architecture through assimilation, conquest, migration, and trade; the benefits and costs of Alexander's conquests on numerous cultures, and the extent to which these conquests brought about cultural mixing and exchange)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the cultural diffusion of Greek, Egyptian, Persian, and Indian art and architecture through assimilation, conquest, migration, and trade
     2.Understands the benefits and costs of Alexander’s conquests on numerous cultures
     3.Understands the extent to which Alexander’s conquests brought about cultural mixing and exchange
   Benchmark 6.Understands the characteristics of religion, gender, and philosophy in the Hellenistic era (e.g., the significance of the interaction of Greek and Jewish traditions for the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity; the changes in the status of women during the Hellenistic era, their new opportunities, and greater restrictions; what different Greek philosophers considered to be a "good life")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the characteristics of religion in the Hellenistic era
     2.Understands the characteristics of gender in the Hellenistic era
     3.Understands the characteristics of philosophy in the Hellenistic era
     4.Understands the significance of the interaction of Greek and Jewish traditions for the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity
     5.Understands the changes in the status of women during the Hellenistic era, their new opportunities, and greater restrictions
     6.Knows what different Greek philosophers considered to be a "good life"