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Topic: Emergence of Judaism 

World History

 Standard 7.  Understands technological and cultural innovation and change from 1000 to 600 BCE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands elements of Judaism and how it compares to other religions (e.g., the differences between Jewish monotheism and the polytheism of Southwest Asia, the ethical teachings of Judaism illustrated in stories from the Hebrew Scriptures, the major events in the early history of Judaism through the Babylonian Captivity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the various elements of Judaism
     2.Understands how Judaism compares to other religions
     3.Knows the differences between Jewish monotheism and the polytheism of Southwest Asia
     4.Knows the ethical teachings of Judaism illustrated in stories from the Hebrew Scriptures
     5.Knows the major events in the early history of Judaism through the Babylonian Captivity
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands social development and religious beliefs of Jewish civilization (e.g., the course of development of the Jewish kingdoms and the Jews' maintenance of religious and cultural traditions despite destruction of these kingdoms, the significance of the Torah in Judaism)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social development of Jewish civilization
     2.Understands religious beliefs of Jewish civilization
     3.Understands the course of development of the Jewish kingdoms
     4.Understands the Jews’ maintenance of religious and cultural traditions despite destruction of Jewish kingdoms
     5.Understands the significance of the Torah in Judaism
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands events that led to the spread of Judaism (e.g., the significance of the Babylonian captivity for the subsequent history and survival of Judaism, the significance of the Jewish diaspora for the transmission of Judaism in the Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of the Babylonian captivity for the subsequent history and survival of Judaism
     2.Knows the significance of the Jewish diaspora for the transmission of Judaism in the Mediterranean region
     3.Knows the significance of the Jewish diaspora for the transmission of Judaism in Southwest Asia
 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 IV (Grade 9-12)
   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"