In this lesson, students explain how balance is maintained in a cell. Students will investigate how changes in osmotic pressure occur when cells are placed in solutions of differing concentrations.
This unit will focus on the geography of China, the origins of the Chinese Government, Chinese philosiphies, the Qin Dynasty, the impact of trade on China's economy and culture, the Golden Age and the Mongol Invasion.
This unit will focus on major issues in the contemporary world. You will not have enough time to cover all of the topics in depth. You may choose an overview of all of the topics, or focus on a few selected topics to study at a deeper level. The use of stations would be highly recommended when doing this unit.
During this unit the focus will be on Europe during the Middle Ages (500 AD to 1400 AD). It will discuss the feudal system and its influence on societal structure. Additionally, the influence of the Catholic church on the government in Europe will be investigated.
This unit lays the groundwork for the study of world history by reviewing the basic concepts behind social studies. Students will establish a common understanding of the verbs used in their standards for this course. This unit will then take students through a review of basic geography, history and culture. Students will also get an introduction to the economic and governmental systems they will encounter throughout the course.
This unit lays the groundwork for the study of world history by exploring the relationship between physical geography and human geography. This will start with an exploration of the factors which define the environment of a place, along with an examination of the ways that geographic data is communicated (maps, charts, graphs, etc.). They will then study systems of human organization, specifically culture and civilization, and the ways that these systems are influenced by environmental factors.
This unit lays the groundwork for the study of American and North Carolina history. Students will review the basic geography of both North Carolina and the United States. They will establish a common understanding of the verbs used in their standards for this course. The final piece of this unit will review primary and secondary sources along with the issues of perspective and bias.
This unit will focus on reasons for exploration, colonization and settlement and their impact. Also how a society developed with diverse needs and characteristics.
The focus in this unit include the evidence about early man, the effects of the availability and scarcity of resources on early patterns of migration and settlement, and how the Neolithic Revolution changed life for humans.
This unit will focus on the economic opportunity created by the Black Death and Fall of Constantinople, the rise of renaissance arts, new technology and thoughts, and the shift of power.
This unit will focus on the motivations for exploration and the countries that lead explorations, and the effects of global interaction.
In this unit students will study the civilization that grew in Mesopotamia, taking a close look at the city-states of Sumer and Ur, Judaism and the Babylonian Empire. The second half of the unit looks at the civilization of ancient Egypt.
This unit will focus on reasons for the Revolutionary War, the creation of a new independent nation and its government, and the role that citizen action, debate and compromise played in the process.
The points of focus in this unit include geography's influence on the development of Greece, the evolution of government from monarchy to democracy, how economic needs drove Greece to colonize lands surrounding them, and Greek culture.
This unit will begin by addressing the decisions made by the early presidents and how their decisions impacted the outcome of issues facing our new nation. Innovation and technology sparks a growth in agriculture and expansion of the United States into territories west of the Mississippi River. While the United States is expanding west, the Second Great Awakening begins a series of reform movements in the United States and North Carolina. The final section of this unit includes a look at regional differences in North Carolina and the US, and how those differences created sectionalism.
The points of focus in this unit include geography's influence on the development of Ancient Roman civilization, the rise of the Roman Republic, the evolution of Republic to Empire, Roman Culture, and the fall od the Roman Empire.
This unit will begin with how the expansion of the US led to increasing tensions that eventually resulted in the Civil War. The main focus will be on how the Civil War affected all aspects of life in the United States. The final goal of this unit will be to investigate the circumstances and events that followed the Civil War during the era of Reconstruction.