SST-06.2.04

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.04 Identify the features of Mesopotamian civilization and its contributions to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify contributions of the Mesopotamian civilization to the modern world.
  • I can identify Mesopotamia as the first civilization.
  • I know that Mesopotamia is known as “land between the rivers."
  • I can identify the 7 characteristics of a civilization. I can define Hammurabi’s Code of Laws.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe the 7 characteristics of a civilization.
  • I can explain the impact of Hammurabi’s Code of Laws on the modern world.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

1 Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

2 Developing

  • identify Mesopotamia as the first civilization. know that Mesopotamia is known as “land between the rivers”.
  • identify the 7 characteristics of a civilization. define Hammurabi’s Code of Laws.

3 Proficient

  • describe the 7 characteristics of a civilization.
  • explain the impact of Hammurabi’s Code of Laws on the modern world.

4 Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Hammurabi's Code of Laws
  • Mesopotamia
  • Sumer
  • Fertile Crescent
  • city-state

Characteristics of a Civilization:

  • Stable Food Supply
  • Social Structure
  • Systems of Government
  • Religion
  • Arts
  • Written Language
  • Technology

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