Home



CDV of the Week: #1: Life

CDV of the Week: #2: Rule of Law

CDV of the Week: #3: Pursuit of Happiness

CDV of the Week: #4: Justice

CDV of the Week: #5: Separation of Powers

CDV of the Week: #6:Checks & Balances

CDV of the Week: #7: Popular Sovereignty

CDV of the Week: #8: Diversity

CDV of the Week: #9: Equality 

CDV of the Week: #10: Patriotism

CDV of the Week: #11: Common Good

CDV of the Week: #12: Freedom of Religion

CDV of the Week: #13: Truth

CDV of the Week: #14: Individual Rights


Unit 1: Rise & Fall of Empires

In this unit we will examine several early empires and compare the different factors that helped the empires to rise and to fall.  These include empires/dynasties in China (Qin, Han, Tang, Song), Mongol Empire, Greek and Roman empires, and finally Arab empires.

Essential Questions:  What allowed empires to grow?  What caused empires to collapse?  What role has religion played in the expansion and interactions of empires?

The goals of Unit 1 include the following:  

1.  Explaining how each empire achieved political stability.

2.  Describing how each empire achieved economic prosperity.

3.  Listing the technological innovations each empire employed.

4.   Analyze and explain the factors that led to the collapse of each empire.

5.  Explain the origins, beliefs, growth, and forces of interaction that lead to the spread of major      religions.


  • Michigan Social Studies- F1, F2, F3, F4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2 
  • National Geography Standards:  2, 3, 6, 13A, 14
  • Common Core-11.R.1, 11.W.1, 11.W.4, 11.W.10

 Contact C. Schull by email (schullc@harpercreek.net) or by phone (269-441-8484).  


Ċ
Carissa Schull,
Nov 21, 2016, 9:27 AM
Ċ
Carissa Schull,
Nov 21, 2016, 9:27 AM
ĉ
Carissa Schull,
Nov 21, 2016, 9:31 AM