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Grade 6 Ancient Civilisations   Tags: "ancient civilisations", gr6, humanities  

A guide to assist students with their Humanities unit
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The things you need to find out about are:

  • Timeline - A  timeline showing the important events of the time period
  • Geography - The location of the civilization on a map
  • Rulers/Government - Who was in charge?
  • Society - How was life different for rich and poor people?
  • Religion - What role did religion play in the peoples' lives?
  • Achievements - What were the great achievements of the civilisation? 
  • Important People - Who were the important people in this period? (Leaders? Kings? Queens? Doctors? Inventors? Builders? etc.) 
  • Foreigners - How did the civilization deal with other countries?
  • Maps and pictures - Relevant pictures and maps to support your information

Assessment Criteria

To achieve a 7 or 8, you will need to have achieved the following:

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding:

We have used relevant Humanities vocabulary always accurately. We have shown detailed knowledge and understanding of the facts and ideas about our ancient civilisations through clear descriptions, good explanations and well-chosen examples.

Criterion B; Investigating:

We have followed a simple plan to completely answer the research question. We have used methods accurately to collect and record appropriate information in line with the research question.  We have completely answered the question.

Criterion C: Thinking Critically:

We have made connections between information to give relevant opinions.

Criterion D: Communicating: 

We have communicated information and ideas in a way that is always clear to others. We have organised information completely in the order needed for the task. We have created a list of sources of information that follows the task instructions



Ancient Civilisations

Egyptian Civilisation. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Feb 2014.

Aerial View Of An Amphitheatre - Greek Theatre. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Feb 2014.

                                          Roman Aqueduct At Phaselis, Ancient Ruins On The Mediterranean, Turkey, Eurasia. Photography.

                                          Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Feb 2014.


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