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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   6  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.2.3 Understands and analyzes how technology and ideas from ancient civilizations have impacted world history.  
 
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Examples
-Examines the impact of the Phoenician alphabet on improved communication among societies.
-Examines the impact of irrigation on the establishment of river societies.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Ancient Civilizations (8000 BCE—600 CE)