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Social Studies- Unit 1 Early Humans and the Rise of Civilization


Learning Goals/Big Idea Questions-

  • How do social scientists interpret the past?
  • What capabilities helped hominids survive?
  • How did the development of agriculture change daily life in the Neolithic Age?
  • How did geographic challenges lead to the rise of city-states in Mesopotamia?
  • Why do historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization?
  • What were the most important achievements of the Mesopotamian empires?