6.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social                 structures of the Ancient Hebrews.

        1. Describe the origins and significance of Judaism as the first monotheistic religion                     based on the concept of one God who sets down moral laws for humanity.
        2. Identify the sources of the ethical teachings and central beliefs of Judaism (the                     Hebrew Bible, the Commentaries): belief in God, observance of law, practice of the             concepts of righteousness and justice, and importance of study; and describe how the             ideas of  the Hebrew traditions are reflected in the moral and ethical traditions of                     Western civilization.
        3. Explain the significance of Abraham, Moses, Naomi, Ruth, David, and Yohanan ben             Zaccai in the development of the Jewish religion.
        4.  Discuss the locations of the settlements and movements of Hebrew peoples,                         including  the Exodus and their movement to and from Egypt, and outline the                         significance of the Exodus to the Jewish and other people.
        5.  Discuss how Judaism survived and developed despite the continuing dispersion of                 much of the Jewish population from Jerusalem and the rest of Israel after the                         destruction of the second Temple in A.D. 70.