Ancient Man and Early River Civilizations
Deadline, 9/2, 120 points
How do historians view the earliest civilizations?
How do historians view the ways ancient man changed from nomadic civilizations to more setted ways of living?
What impacts did the ancient river civilizations have on the world in which we live?
When we discuss ancient river civilizations we generally talk about the Yellow River, the Indus River and the Tigris and Euphrates civilizations. Truly all of these civilizations were great, and their contributions cannot be ignored. At the same time, they all become a bit lost in the shadow of Egypt. As far as time is concerned, Egypt is one of the more recent of the ancient river civilization. It flourished along the Nile River, and its greatness has long dominated the study of ancient cultures. In large part this fascination is closely connected to the abundant artifacts left by the early Egyptians. Egypt has fascinated historians, acheololgists, and the world for thousands of years. Even today we marvel at what the ancient Egyptians accomplished with very basic technology. For this assignment, you will explore one facet of ancient Egypt.
To identify and describe the key characteristics relating to one aspect of ancient man and early river civilizations.
Select two questions frome each question group. Create an answer of two well written paragraphs to each of the questions you choose.
You wil want to refer to the online resources on the class web site as you work on this assignment.
And don’t panic! We will discuss most of these topics briefly in class.
You may work with a partner if you choose.
Question Group One
Question Group Two
Question Group Three
Question Group Four.
Create a meaningful, contextual definition for each of the following.
To be posted soon.
Click here to view a copy of the printed assignment.
Click here to view the timeline ancient and classical civilizations we used in class.
Click here to open the online textbook pages that accompany this unit. For this unit we will be using pages 1- 45.
To access the index for the National Geographic videos we used in class about Early River Civilizations, click here.
Here is the repaired link for the video about Mahenjo Daro.