This unit will focus on rules, law and government. We will explore when, why rules and laws are necessary in our homes, our community, our country and the world. We will take a look at the organization of early settlements from feudalism and oligarchies with a focus on some of the first laws written by Hammurabi. We will then move into different types of governments and how they differ, focusing on a few memorable leaders – both famous and infamous. We will also take a look at propaganda techniques. Finally, we will move into how to go about change within your own government.
Unit Question: How do rules affect my life?
People have created different ways of organizing communities, and nations from ancient civilizations to current systems today.
Significant Concept: Systems
Civilizations and government systems influence society.