Social Studies 3 A
Students will look at the beginning of civilization, examining the ancient Hebrew civilization, the Phoenicians, and the Kush tribe of ancient Africa.
In this course, students will explore basic fundamentals of social studies including geography, civics, and economics. Students will look at the beginning of civilization, examining the ancient Hebrew civilization, the Phoenicians, and the Kush tribe of ancient Africa. They will examine the Native American tribes of the Cherokee, Sioux, and Hopi. Students will look at the first explorers of the Americas and learn about the beginning of the United States. They will learn important geographical factors in ancient civilizations, Native American tribes, and the developing United States. Students will create maps and look at landscapes. They will take a close look at their own personal heritage by mapping their ancestry. As they progress, students will learn about economics and the role that money plays in every civilization. They will learn the difference between natural, human, and capital resources. They examine the production of goods, trade, specialization, and interdependence, and come to understand the importance that each individual plays in a society’s economy. Students are introduced to civics and governmental structure through discussion and stories of the Ancient Hebrews, Ancient Phoenicians, and Native Americans.