Curriculum Map Template-Beginnings to Human Societies

The Kenton County School District
Middle School Curriculum Map
Grade Level
Unit Title
Core Content
7th grade
Beginnings to Human Societies
2.3.2, 4.4.2, 5.3.1, 4.1.2
4 weeks
CS-U-3 *Interactions among
individuals and groups assume various
forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation,
conflict, competition) and are
influenced by culture.
G-U-4 *People depended on, adapted
to, or modified the environment to meet
basic needs.
G-U-4 *Human actions modified the
physical environment and in turn, the
physical environment limited or
promoted human activities.
G-U-1 *The use of geographic tools
(e.g., maps, globes, photographs,
models, charts, graphs) and mental
maps helps interpret information,
analyze patterns and spatial data, and
better understand geographic issues.
HP-U-5 *Each era-Beginnings to
Human Society-in the history of world
civilizations had social, political,
economic and/or cultural
Critical Thinking and Skills
2.3.2 *Explain how compromise and
cooperation are possible choices to
resolve conflict among individuals and
groups in early civilizations.
4.4.2 *Describe ways in which the
physical environment both promoted
and limited human activities. (e.g.,
exploration, migration, trade,
settlement, development) in early
5.3.1 *Explain and give examples of
how, as early hunters and gatherers
developed new technologies, they
settled into organized civilizations.
4.1.2 *Describe how different factors
(e.g., rivers, mountains, plains) affected
where human activities were located in
early civilizations.
*land bridge
*Stone Age
*slash and burn
Learning Targets
(In student friendly terms)
1. I can explain how archeologists, historians,
and geographers investigate the past. (G-U-1)
2. I can explain the differences from Paleolithic
to Neolithic times. (G-U-4, G-U-3, G-U-1)
3. I can explain how the change from the Stone
Age to the Neolithic Revolution changed the way
people live. (HP-U-5, G-U-4)