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Social Studies 6th Spanish Cluster (6520D)    - PILOT COURSE -

Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for Bell, Clark, Knox, Millennial Tech, Montgomery, Pershing, and Wilson Middle Schools. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Participation in a world language immersion program.
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
 This course supports the dual-language immersion programs at the approved sites and is taught entirely in Spanish.
Course Description:
 Historia universal: Civilizaciones antiguas. Students learn about early humankind and the development of human Societies, the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush, the ancient Israelites (Hebrews), ancient Greece, the early civilizations of India and China, and the development of Rome.

Students grapple with geography, environmental issues, political systems and power structures, and civic engagement with fundamental ideas about citizenship, freedom, morality, and law. Students practice history as an interpretative discipline. They read written primary and secondary sources, investigate visual primary sources, and learn how to analyze multiple points of view, cite evidence from sources, and make claims based on that evidence in writing and speaking.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Burnstein, Shek et al., Ancient Civilizations (California Spanish ed.) Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 20016.