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Common Core Curriculum: World History, Grades K–2. Common Core History: The Alexandria Plan

  • ID: 2766303
  • Book
  • May 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The Alexandria Plan

The Alexandria Plan is Common Core s curriculum for the teaching of United States and world history. This strategic framework identifies high–quality informational texts and narrative nonfiction that teach students history and promote mastery of the Common Core State Standards for ELA. The history studied complements the best state social studies standards. This four–volume series encompasses Grades K–2 and 3–5 for both United States and world history.

Features of each book include

  • Concise Era Summaries that orient both teachers and students to the historical background of an era
  • A list of suggested anchor texts that teach an essential aspect of an era
  • One text study per era that draws students through a close read of an anchor text with text–dependent questions and writing–based performance assessments
  • Learning Expectations that articulate the key ideas, events, facts, and figures to study in a particular grade span

This volume introduces lower elementary students to eighteen key eras in world history, from the discovery of fire to modern globalization, through stories that will captivate readers and inspire curiosity to learn more.

On the Cover: The Pyramids of Giza, ca. 2470 BC. Photo: Peter Adams - Getty

How hard is the test of time?

Common Core takes advantage of every opportunity to build students cultural literacy. That is why the cover of each book we publish is illustrated with an important work of painting, sculpture, or architecture. We select images that we know students will love to look at again and again. These works relate to ideas taken up in the book. Built more than 4000 years ago, the pyramids of Giza are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only one still in existence. They were constructed to serve as tombs for the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Today they stand as a reminder of how few works by man s hand survive the test of time.

Common Core, Inc. (commoncore.org) is a non–profit organization formed in 2007 to advocate for a content–rich liberal arts education in America s K–12 schools. To improve education in America, Common Core creates curriculum materials, conducts professional development, and also promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences. Common Core, Inc. is not affiliated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Introduction: How to Use the Alexandria Plan vii

Era 1 From First Fire to First Community: Humanity Evolves (ca. 200,000 bce to 3000 bce) 1
Text Study: Discovery in the Cave by Mark Dubowski and Bryn Barnard

Era 2 Civilizations Emerge: The Power of Words and of Bronze (ca
3500 bce to ca
1000 bce) 7

Text Study: Tut s Mummy: Lost . . . and Found by Judy Donnelly

Era 3 From Iron to Ideas: Religion and Freedom Take Shape (ca
1700 bce to 400 bce) 15

Text Study: Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

Era 4 The Classical Era: Hellenistic Greece and Rome Flourish (400 bce to 476 ce) 23
Text Study: Pompeii . . . Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt

Era 5 Religion and War: Driving Change in Asian Empires (1750 bce to ca
1650 ce) 29

Text Study: Hidden Army: Clay Soldiers of Ancient China by Jane O Connor

Era 6 The Rise of Islam: Religion Travels on a Road of Silk (ca
610 ce to 1500s) 37

Text Study: We re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road by Laurie Krebs

Era 7 Europe after Rome Fell: The Middle Ages Descend (400s to 1350) 43
Text Study: A Medieval Feast by Aliki

Era 8 The Renaissance: Thought Reborn and Made Beautiful (ca
1300 to 1648) 51

Text Study: Mario s Angels: A Story about the Artist Giotto by Mary Arrigan

Era 9 Americas North and South: The New World (ca. 20,000 bce to ca
1500 ce) 57

Text Study: Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin

Era 10 Europe s Global Expansion (1492 to ca. 1700) 63
Text Study: Pirates by Kate Riggs
Text Study: Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea (National Geographic)

Era 11 The Revolutionary Roots: The Modern West (ca
1600 to 1800) 69

Text Study: Peter the Great by Diane Stanley

Era 12 The Industrial Revolution: Nationalism Unites (1790s to 1880s) 77
Text Study: Louis Pasteur by Kremena Spengler

Era 13 Modern Imperialism: A Race of Conquest and Supremacy (ca. 1790s to 1900) 83
Text Study: Samurai by Kate Riggs

Era 14 National Rivalries: The Eruption of Global Conflict (1880s to 1918) 89
Text Study: The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I by Mark Greenwood

Era 15 Depression after Versailles: The Rise of Totalitarian Powers (1919 to 1930s) 95
Text Study: On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne

Era 16 Global Calamity: Appeasement Fails and Global Conflict Returns (mid–1930s to 1945) 101
Text Study: Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II by Marisabina Russo

Era 17 Post–War World: An Iron Curtain Divides the Globe (1945 to 1960s) 109
Text Study: Red Kite, Blue Kite by Ji–li Jiang

Era 18 The Cold War Thaws: Uneasy Cooperation between Nations (1960s to Present) 115
Text Study: Nasreen s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Era Summaries 123

Era 1 From First Fire to First Community: Humanity Evolves (ca. 200,000 bce to 3000 bce) 125
Human Origins and Migration Paleolithic Societies and the Emergence of
Human Culture The Agricultural Revolution Technology, Trade, and the Rise of Settled Communities

Era 2 Civilizations Emerge: The Power of Words and of Bronze (ca
3500 bce to ca
1000 bce) 128

The First Cities: Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China States of the Early Bronze Age The Invention and Impact of Writing The Later Bronze Age in West Asia and the Mediterranean

Era 3 From Iron to Ideas: Religion and Freedom Take Shape (ca
1700 bce to 400 bce) 132

Bronze Age Collapse and the New Peoples of the Iron Age Ancient Israel and the Roots of Eura Ancient Israel and the Roots of Eurasian Monotheism The Revival of Greek Culture and the Expansion of Greek Influence The Brief Glories of Classical Athens

Era 4 The Classical Era: Hellenistic Greece and Rome Flourish (400 bce to 476 ce) 137
Alexander s Empire and the Hellenistic Legacy Rome Rises Imperial Rome and Its Breaking Point Christianity, Constantine, and the Decline of the Western Empire

Era 5 Religion and War: Driving Change in Asian Empires (1750 bce to ca
1650 bce) 142

India: From the Vedas to the Guptas Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Wider World Imperial China Emerges China from Tang to Qing Lands beyond China: Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia

Era 6 The Rise of Islam: Religion Travels on a Road of Silk (ca
610 ce to 1500s) 148

Islam s Origins and Rapid Conquests Political Division and Cultural Achievement Amid Chaos, Continued Expansion Later Islamic Empires

Era 7 Europe after Rome Fell: The Middle Ages Descend (400s to 1350) 153
Europe Rebuilds in the Wake of Rome s Fall The Carolingian Empire and Its Successors The Feudal States of Western Europe European Commerce and Culture: The Medieval Revival

Era 8 The Renaissance: Thought Reborn and Made Beautiful (ca
1300 to 1648) 159

The Changing World of Late Medieval Europe Classical Revival, the Expansion of Learning, and the Rise of the Renaissance Exploration and the Roots of European Expansion The Reformation and Its Consequences

Era 9 Americas North and South: The New World (ca. 20,000 bce to ca
1500 ce) 166

Early Human Settlement of the Americas The Native Peoples of North America The Native Peoples of Mesoamerica The Native Peoples of South America

Era 10 Europe s Global Expansion (1492 to ca. 1700) 170
Spain Takes On the New World Other European Powers Enter the Americas The African Slave Trade Intensifies Europe Expands into Asia and Eastern Colonialism Begins

Era 11 The Revolutionary Roots: The Modern West (ca
1600 to 1800) 175

Uneven Growth and Economic Modernization Freedom versus Power: England and France in the Seventeenth Century New Ideas Emerge in a Rapidly Modernizing Europe America and France Enter the Age of Revolution

Era 12 The Industrial Revolution: Nationalism Unites (1790s to 1880s) 183
Napoleon s Europe Industrialization, Technology, Science and Turmoil Napoleon s Wake: Rising Threats to Europe s Old Regimes Nationalists, Conservatives, and the Unification of Italy and Germany

Era 13 Modern Imperialism: A Race of Conquest and Supremacy (ca. 1790s to 1900) 191
European Empires Face Decline in the Americas Britain Takes Over India as Europe Edges into Africa The West s Heavy Hand in the Pacific Late–Century Climax: The Disintegration of China and the Scramble for Africa

Era 14 National Rivalries: The Eruption of Global Conflict (1880s to 1918) 199
Empires in Collision Europe s Tinderbox Europe s Tensions Erupt into World War A New World of Science, Technology, War, and Culture

Era 15 Depression after Versailles: The Rise of Totalitarian Powers (1919 to 1930s) 207
The Versailles Settlement and Its Discontents Totalitarians Rising The Global Depression and the Entrenchment of the Nazis Science Advances in a World of Growing Danger

Era 16 Global Calamity: Appeasement Fails and Global Conflict Returns (mid–1930s to 1945) 215
Fascist Aggression Intensifies As Appeasement Fails, Europe Slides toward War Hitler Sweeps across Europe Global Conflict and the Devastation of Total War

Era 17 Post–War World: An Iron Curtain Divides the Globe (1945 to 1960s) 223
The Emerging Cold War Deterrence and the Uneasy Balance of the Superpowers The End of the Colonial Empires and the Rise of New Nations: South Asia and the Pacific Africa and the Middle East

Era 18 The Cold War Thaws: Uneasy Cooperation between Nations (1960s to Present) 229
Global Conflict and Diplomacy: Détente, China, and the Middle East The Cold War Ends and European Communism Falls The Changing Post Cold War World Recent Trends: Global Ties and Conflicts

Who Is Common Core 237

Acknowledgments 239

Index 241

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