- Identify major early civilizations (Egypt, Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mesopotamia, India, China etc)
- explain how early civilizations used the environment to meet their needs and compare civilizations
- use resources to locate information about these civilizations
- show how early inventions have shaped our modern world
- mapping skills
- understand various parts of early civilizations such as recreation, tools, government, sports, education, language, climate, beliefs, architecture etc.