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unit 4
19 Instructional days (19 hours)

Early World Civilizations


This domain will introduce students to the development of early civilizations by examining the fundamental features of civilizations, including the advent of farming, establishment of cities and government, and creation of other practices, such as writing and religion. It should be noted that the word civilization, as used in this domain, is not meant to convey a value judgment but to indicate that a group of people collectively established and shared these practices.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 1 ELA Domain 4: Early World Civilizations. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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