CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS: EXPANSION, ACHIEVEMENT, AND DECLINE
Classical civilizations in Eurasia employed a variety of methods to expand and maintain control over vast territories. They developed lasting cultural achievements. Both internal and external forces led to the eventual decline of these empires.
- Do the benefits of innovation outweigh the costs?
- How is power gained, consolidated, maintained, and lost?
- How do ideas and beliefs shape our lives and the world around us?
Unit Essential Question:
- How did classical civilizations gain, consolidate, maintain, and lose their power?
Unit 9.3: Classical Civilizations has long vexed users of the New Visions Social Studies Curriculum. There are just too many topics cover! Now, with the forthcoming changes in the New York State Regents Exam and the skills students need to be prepared for that test, there is even less time to focus on the historical content presented in this unit. To provide some guidance, we have created three pacing pathways that you can choose from and modify for your needs and the needs of your students.