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Lesson Name

Who's Buried Where - And Why? Finding Cultural Universals with the Ancient Egyptians and Texas Caddo Indians

 

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Subject Area

World History and World Geography Studies

Grade Range

High School

TEKS

High School World History Studies

  • History (1A) Identify major causes and describe the major effects of the development of the river valley civilizations.
  • History (2B) Identify the characteristics of civilization.
  • Geography (16A) locate places of historical significance directly related to major eras and turning points in world history.
  • Geography (16B) Analyze the influence of human and physical geographic factors on major events in world history, including the development of river valley civilizations.
  • Culture (23B) Identify examples of religious influence on various events referenced in the major eras of world history.
  • Culture (26B) Analyze examples of how architecture reflects the history of the cultures in which they are produced.
  • Science, technology, and society (27A) identify the origin and diffusion of major ideas in mathematics, science, and technology that occurred in river valley civilizations.
  • Social Studies Skills
  • Science, technology, and society (29A) Identify methods used by archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and geographers to analyze evidence.
  • Social Studies Skills (29F) Analyze information by comparing and contrasting.
  • Social Studies Skills (30D) Transfer information from one medium to another.

High School World Geography Studies

  • Geography (5A) Analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural elements.
  • Geography (8A) Compare ways that humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment, including the influences of culture and technology.
  • Culture (16A) Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world and how these patterns influenced the processes of innovation.
  • Culture (16B) Describe elements of culture, including beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies.
  • Culture (17A) Describe and compare patterns of culture such as religion and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive.
  • Social Studies Skills (21A) Analyze and evaluate the validity and utility of multiple sources of geographic information such as primary and secondary sources.
  • Social Studies Skills (23C) Use problem-solving and decision-making processes to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.

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