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SSWH1:

The student will analyze the origins, structures, and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE to 500 BCE.

a.

Describe the development of Mesopotamian societies; include the religious, cultural, economic, and political facets of society, with attention to Hammurabi’s law code.

b.

Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt.

​c.

Explain the development of monotheism; include the concepts developed by the ancient Hebrews, and Zoroastrianism.

d.

Describe early trading networks in the Eastern Mediterranean; include the impact Phoenicians had on the Mediterranean World. 

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Explain the development and importance of writing; include cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and the Phoenician alphabet.

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