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1. Unit Standards

1.1. History and Social Science Content Standards for California. World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations

1.1.1. 6.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece. 1. Discuss the connections between geography and the development of city-states in the region of the Aegean Sea, including patterns of trade and commerce among Greek city-states and within the wider Mediterranean region. 3. Students use a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries and to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the growth of economic systems 4.Explain the significance of Greek mythology to the everyday life of people in the region and how Greek literature continues to permeate our literature and language today, drawing from Greek mythology and epics, such as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and from Aesop’s Fables. 6. Compare and contrast life in Athens and Sparta, with emphasis on their roles in the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars 7. Trace the rise of Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture eastward and into Egypt. 8. Describe the enduring contributions of important Greek figures in the arts and sciences (e.g., Hypatia, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Thucydides).

1.2. Common Core State Standards for California: English Language Arts

1.2.1. SL.6.1.a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

1.2.2. SL.6.1.c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

1.2.3. SL.6.4. Present claims and findings (e.g., argument, narrative, informative, response to literature presentations), sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details and nonverbal elements to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. CA

1.2.4. WHST.6.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.

1.2.5. WHST.6.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

1.2.6. RL.6.7. Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

1.2.7. W.6.1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

1.2.8. W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

1.3. Visual and Performing Arts Standards for California 6th Grade

1.3.1. Visual Arts. Creative Expression. 2.6Use technology to create original works of art.

1.3.2. Visual Arts. Aesthetic Valuing. 4.1Construct and describe plausible interpretations of what they perceive in works of art.

1.3.3. Theater. Creative Expression 2.0 Creation/Invention in Theatre. 2.1 Participate in improvisational activities, demonstrating an understanding of text, subtext, and context. 2.2 Use effective vocal expression, gesture, facial expression, and timing to create character. 2.3 Write and perform scenes or one-act plays that include monologue, dialogue, action, and setting together with a range of character types.

1.3.4. Theatre. Connections and Applications 5.1 Use theatrical skills to communicate concepts or ideas from other curriculum areas, such as a demonstration in history–social science of how persuasion and propaganda are used in advertising.

1.4. Physical Education Standards for California 6th Grade

1.4.1. 5.1 Self-Responsibility. Participate productively in group physical activities

1.4.2. 5.4 Group Dynamics. Identify and agree on a common goal when participating in a cooperative physical activity.

1.5. Common Core State Standard for California Mathematics 6th Grade

1.5.1. 1.0 Students compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. Students solve problems involving fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages:

1.5.2. 1.1 Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers and place them on a number line.

2. Multiple Intelligence

2.1. Lesson 2,3,4,5,7,8 Verbal-Linguistic

2.2. Lesson 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Visual-Spatial

2.3. Lesson 3,4,6,7,8 Bodily-Kinesthetic

2.4. Lesson 6 Logical-Mathematics

2.5. Lesson 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Interpersonal

2.6. Lesson 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Intrapersonal

3. Final Assessment

3.1. Portfolio Presentation

3.1.1. Digital Portfolio shown in PowerPoint or Prezi

3.1.2. Added graphics/font/text

3.1.3. Recorded live

3.2. Where

3.2.1. Presentation in front of the classroom

3.3. When

3.3.1. After all 8 Lessons have been taught

3.4. Rubric

3.4.1. 6 areas to be assessed on- Content, Speaking, Eye Contact, Creativity, Organization, Time

4. Lesson -Topics -Objectives -DOK

4.1. Introduction to Ancient Greece: Timeline Prezi Lesson 1

4.1.1. Scholars will

4.1.2. Demonstrate their understanding of the important events in Ancient Greece during 3000 BC to 100 BC by creating a Prezi timeline.

4.1.3. Level 4 Extended Thinking

4.2. Introduction to Ancient Greece: Landforms, Seas, and Landmarks Lesson 2

4.2.1. Scholars will Demonstrate their understanding of the physical properties of Ancient Greece by comparing it to Ancient Egypt in a Triple Whammy paragraph. Create a detailed map of Ancient Greece using Scribble Maps.

4.2.2. Level 1 Recall. Level 2 Skill/Concept.

4.3. Ancient Greek Civilizations: Minoans and Mycenaeans Lesson 3

4.3.1. Scholars will

4.3.2. demonstrate their understanding of the unit vocabulary by creating a fold-able.

4.3.3. discuss the cause and effect that Greece’s geography had on their two earliest civilizations: Minoans and Mycenaeans.

4.3.4. participate in an improvisational interview about Crete and Peloponnese.

4.3.5. Level 2 Skill/Concept.

4.4. Art in Ancient Greece: The Hydria Lesson 4

4.4.1. Scholars will

4.4.2. observe a Greek Vase, construct questions, and write their own story for the vase.

4.4.3. design a story vase using a personal experience from one’s own life to depict.

4.4.4. Level 4 Extended Thinking

4.5. Greek Mythology: Hall of Heroes Lesson 5

4.5.1. Scholars will

4.5.2. Learn the stories about popular Greek gods and goddesses

4.5.3. Compare and contrast heroes of today to heroes in Greek Mythology.

4.5.4. Write a persuasive essay in the form of an advertisement convincing readers to vote for their hero to be elected in the Hall of Heroes.

4.5.5. Present their advertisements using theatrics.

4.5.6. Level 3 Strategic Thinking

4.6. 6th Grade Olympics: Sports in the First Olympics Lesson 6

4.6.1. Scholars will

4.6.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the first Olympic games in Greece by conducting a short research project

4.6.3. Organize the first ever 6th grade Olympic Games where they will be competing for a Gold, Silver, and Bronze in various sports.

4.6.4. Record and analyze athlete’s times in events.

4.6.5. Level 3 Strategic Thinking Level 4 Extended Thinking

4.7. Athens VS Sparta: Ancient Greek Debate Lesson 7

4.7.1. Scholars will

4.7.2. Investigate the Greek city-states Athens and Sparta.

4.7.3. Choose a city-state to support.

4.7.4. Create an argument based on textual information that is factual.

4.7.5. Participate in a Brains vs. Brawn Debate.

4.7.6. Level 3 Strategic Thinking

4.8. Alexander the Great: The Spread of Greek Culture Lesson 8

4.8.1. Scholars will

4.8.2. Demonstrate their understanding of Alexander the Great’s contribution to the spread of Greek culture by constructing interview questions

4.8.3. Write a dialogue consisting of a reporter and Alexander the Great.

4.8.4. Conduct an interview with Alexander the Great in modern time.

4.8.5. Level 2 Skill/Concept