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Topic: Emergence of Christianity 

World History

 Standard 9.  Understand how major religious and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean Basin, China, and India from 500 BCE to 300 CE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the significance of Jesus of Nazareth (e.g., the story of the life of Jesus, the messages of Jesus' prominent parables)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the story of the life of Jesus
     2.Knows the messages of Jesus’ prominent parables
   Benchmark 4.Understands events in the rise of Christianity (e.g., the life of Paul the Apostle and his contribution to the spread of Christian beliefs, how Christianity spread widely in the Roman Empire, how the New Testament illustrates early Christian beliefs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the life of Paul the Apostle and his contribution to the spread of Christian beliefs
     2.Understands how Christianity spread widely in the Roman Empire
     3.Understands how the New Testament illustrates early Christian beliefs
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the influence of Christian beliefs on political, social, and cultural aspects of society (e.g., how Jesus' moral teachings utilized and expanded upon the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Torah, the locations of centers of the Christian church, the impact of Christianity upon the Roman Empire, the values and stories expressed in early Christian religious art)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of Christian beliefs on political aspects of society
     2.Understands the influence of Christian beliefs on social aspects of society
     3.Understands the influence of Christian beliefs on cultural aspects of society
     4.Understands how Jesus’ moral teachings utilized and expanded upon the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Torah
     5.Knows the locations of centers of the Christian church
     6.Understands the impact of Christianity upon the Roman Empire
     7.Knows the values and stories expressed in early Christian religious art
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the spread of Christianity and how it related to other belief systems (e.g., the extent and consequences of Christian expansion in Asia, Africa, and Europe to the 4th century; the events and circumstances, including the role of the martyr, that helped this expansion; comparisons between Jewish and Christian approaches to monotheism; the influence of other faiths upon the development of Christianity and those teachings that are distinctive to Christianity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the spread of Christianity
     2.Understands how Christianity related to other belief systems
     3.Understands the extent of Christian expansion in Asia, Africa, and Europe to the 4th century
     4.Understands the consequences of Christian expansion in Asia, Africa, and Europe to the 4th century
     5.Understands the events and circumstances, including the role of the martyr, that helped the expansion of Christianity
     6.Understands comparisons between Jewish and Christian approaches to monotheism
     7.Understands the influence of other faiths upon the development of Christianity
     8.Knows those teachings that are distinctive to Christianity