Eastmont Middle

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I-Cans Statements at Eastmont

In education, we teachers like to focus on student oucomes. In other words, what will our students actually be able to do in order to demonstrate what they have learned? We call these "I can" statements. Eastmont students will see, write, and recite many "I can" statements throughout each day as they move from class to class. Below you can see what the "I can" statements are for each history unit that we will study this year.

01 Archaeology and Prehistory

I can explain what archaeologists do and don’t do.
I can explain the difference between BC/BCE and AD/CE.
I can define and give examples of a prefix and a suffix.
I can list and explain the 5 qualities of world civilizations.
I can write a Haiku poem to describe the lives of hunters and gatherers.
I can describe life in the Paleolithic age.
I can describe how humans adapted and where humans migrated.
I can identify the major parts of a map.
I can describe what made the New Stone Age different from the Old.

02 Mesopotamia

I can describe the laws of ancient Mesopotamia.
I can summarize major aspects of Mesopotamian history.
I can make a clay tablet with cuneiform writing.

03 Ancient Egypt

I can identify 6 Egyptian social classes in order.
I can define 8 important vocabulary words about Ancient Egypt.
I can write my name in hieroglyphics and make a self-portrait Egyptian-style.
I can describe 2 major features of Egypt’s geography.
I can summarize major characteristics of Egypt’s 3 historical periods.
I can name and describe 12 Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
I can make a papyrus bookmark.
I can describe the steps of the embalming process.
I can describe how the pyramids were built.
I can name 2 characteristics of Egyptian temples.

04 Ancient Greece

I can describe 2 major features of Greek geography.
I can name 6 events from Archaic Greece history.
I can name and describe 6 Greek Gods and Goddesses.
I can describe life in ancient Athens.
I can compare and contrast Athens and Sparta.
I can describe life in the Paleolithic age.
I can list and describe 3 events from Classical Greece.
I can name and describe 3 Greek philosophers.
I can list and describe 4 events from Hellenistic Greece.

05 Ancient Rome

I can name 2 features of Roman geography.
I can outline events of the Roman Republic.
I can retell the story of Julius Caesar’s life.
I can name 6 Roman gods, and cast modern celebrities to play them.
I can name 8 events of the Roman Empire.
I can describe the destruction of Pompeii.
I can name 2 Roman contributions to building.
I can describe 8 Roman buildings.

06 Ancient China

I can explain the significance of colors, numbers, and the calendar.
I can summarize Chinese history.
I can explain an ancient Chinese saying in my own words.
I can name 5 events of the Qin Dynasty period of Chinese history.
I can describe the life of Genghis Khan the Mongol leader.
I can name 8 Chinese inventions and explain how they are influential in today’s world.
I can explain what was traded along the Silk Road.
I can write a few words in Chinese.
I can analyze documents to find supporting evidence.

07 Other Ancient Cultures

I can research an ancient civilization.
I can cite a source.
I can create an electronic presentation.
I can present what I learned about my civilization.

08 World Religions

I can describe what religion is.
I can describe the origins of Hinduism.
I can name two beliefs of Hinduism.
I can describe the origins of Buddhism.
I can name the 4 Noble Truths.
I can list the 10 Commandments.
I can summarize Jewish history.
I can describe the beliefs of Christianity.
I can list 5 different Christian churches.
I can name the 5 Pillars of Islam.
I can describe the origins of Islam.

09 The Middle Ages

I can describe the feudal system.
I can name 8 things about guilds.
I can name 4 things that monks did.
I can label the major parts of a castle and describe what those parts were used for.
I can form and express an opinion about corporeal punishments.
I can describe 4 Medieval jobs.
I can describe 4 steps in becoming a knight.
I can name 2 causes of and 2 effects of the Crusades.
I can describe the causes and effects of the Black Plague.

10 The Renaissance

I can explain why the Renaissance began in Italy.
I can research a person who lived during the Renaissance.
I can compare and contrast Middle Ages and Renaissance artwork.
I can describe the events of the Protestant Reformation.
I can list 5 of Shakespeare's plays.

11 Exploration & Imperialism

I can explain why Europeans began to explore Asia & Africa.
I can name 2 causes of and 2 effects of the discovery of America.
I can list 5 items of the Colombian exchange.
I can describe the lives of Cortes and Pizzaro.
I can define Imperialism.

12 Revolutions

I can list 3 types of revolutions.
I can summarize the American Revolution from A to Z.
I can list 4 events of the French Revolution.
I can summarize the revolutions in the Americas.
I can name a cause and an effect of the Russian Revolution.
I can tell how the Scientific Revolution effects us today.
I can describe 12 inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
I can analyze primary and secondary source documents.

13 Industrialism & The Turn of the Century

I can describe how new ideas change the way people live.
I can describe the pros and cons of capitalism.
I can describe the pros and cons of communism.
I can describe the pros and cons of socialism.
I can compare and contrast different economic systems.

14 World War I, the 1920s, & the 1930s

I can explain some of the major causes of WWI.
I can list major events of each year, 1914-1918.
I can explain why the United States joined WWI.
I can describe how new weapons changed warfare.
I can list the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
I can describe life in the roaring 1920s.
I can list a cause and an effect of the Great Depression.

15 World War II

I can explain why and how Hitler came to power.
I can define and describe blitzkrieg.
I can name 2 effects of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
I can describe the life of Anne Frank.
I can list 2 Japanese atrocities.
I can name & describe 5 turning points of World War II.
I can describe the Holocaust.
I can summarize a year of WWII.
I can summarize all years of WWII.
I can write a persuasive essay about dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

16 20th Century Decades

I can explain what archaeologists do and don’t do.
I can explain the difference between BC/BCE and AD/CE.
I can define and give examples of a prefix and a suffix.
I can list and explain the 5 qualities of world civilizations.
I can write a Haiku poem to describe the lives of hunters and gatherers.
I can describe life in the Paleolithic age.
I can describe how humans adapted and where humans migrated.
I can identify the major parts of a map.
I can describe what made the New Stone Age different from the Old.

17 The 21st Century: The Modern World

I can name and describe some of the early events in the Cold War.
I can describe what life was like in 1950s America.
I can describe 5 big ideas of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
I can name & describe the modern impact of some of the major events of the 1960s.
I can imagine what it may have been like to live through the assassinations of the 1960s.
I can name & describe the modern impact of some of the major events of the 1970s.
I can name & describe the modern impact of some of the major events of the 1980s.
I can name & describe the modern impact of some of the major events of the 1990s.