SS.6.W.2.3

Identify the characteristics of civilization.

Clarifications

Examples are urbanization, specialized labor, advanced technology, government and religious institutions, social classes.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 6
Strand: World History
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2103030: M/J Geography: Asia, Oceania, Africa (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2103040: M/J Geography: Europe and The Americas (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
2103042: M/J Geography: Europe and The Americas & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018 (course terminated))
2105020: M/J World Cultures (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2105025: M/J World Cultures & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2105030: M/J Advanced World Cultures (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109010: M/J World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109020: M/J World History, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7821022: Access M/J World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2109015: M/J World History and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109025: M/J World History, Advanced and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7821024: Access M/J World History and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2019 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.6.W.2.In.c: Recognize common characteristics of civilizations, such as cities, technology, government, and religion.
SS.6.W.2.Su.c: Recognize a characteristic of civilizations, such as cities, technology, government, or religion.
SS.6.W.2.Pa.c: Recognize a characteristic of civilization, such as a city.

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Lesson Plans

What is a Civilization?:

In this lesson, students work in groups answering questions about what they would need for their civilizations to survive on a deserted island. They will then relate their findings to the basic features of a civilization in essay form.

Type: Lesson Plan

A Day in the Life of an Egyptian:

In this lesson, students will learn about the daily lives of ancient Egyptians from every social class. Life varied dramatically for people based upon their rank in the social order, and students will examine how people from all walks of life lived. Students will use creative means to present what they have learned about the lives of Egyptians from all social classes.

Type: Lesson Plan

WebQuest

Pyramids, and Hieroglyphics, and Mummies! Oh My!:

This WebQuest allows students to investigate ten aspects of ancient Egyptian life through stories, exploration, and interactive challenges. Students will have a chance to "wander" around an ancient Egyptian temple, learning some of its secrets.

Type: WebQuest

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