Social Studiesby Matthew Caggia

Unit 2A: World Empires

Sections 6.1, 6.2, 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4

This unit will focus on World Empires. After the Fall of Rome, Europe enters a "Dark Age" (see Unit 2B). In the meantime, cultures and civilizations are flourishing around the world in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. This unit will explore these civilizations, their accomplishments, what made them great, and why they fell.

Study Tools

Online Textbook Resources

These pages contain links to online content for studenty practice. It includes worksheets, section summaries, note taking guides, self-tests and self-quizzes.

Chapter Resources
Geography Interactive
History Interactive


Link to Quizlet! Vocabulary is the key to understanding any subject. Once you can break down the barrier of language the ideas and concepts are wide open. Here you can find the vocabulary for the unit to practice by using online flash cards and by practicing online generated vocabulary quizzes.


Engineering an Empire: Aztecs

This is a great series of videos from the History Channel. The focus is about the architecture and technology utilized by early civilizations through which they tell about the history and culture of the society. Here, the rise and fall of the Aztec civilization is the backdrop for the technology and engineering of the early people of Mexico. Use these questions while watching the movie to get a focus on the information.


Use this link to accompany the Common Core Activity by the same name. You will find the links required to complete the activity along with the Common Core Statndards and Essential Standards.

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