A unit for the first time period of AP World History. Students explore the essential questions of “What do we know about ancient societies? How do we know it? How does the geography of a place impact human activity? What characteristics must a civilization possess?” Students will explore the Paleolithic Era by examining the Lascaux Caves and the modern “Paleo” diet. They will track the changes brought by the Neolithic Revolution and discuss the qualities of a civilization before completing a performance task in which they research and create a video about one of the six core/foundational civilizations.
Jacobie, M. Melendy, "Ancient Civilizations: What do we know and how do we know it?" (2013). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 257.