FC: Amazing River Valley Civilizations!!!
1: Table of contents Mesopotamia.................2-3 Egypt.....................4-5 Indus.......................6-7 China.......................8-9
2: 1.Mesopotamia has very limited resources. 2.Mesopotamia's rivers flood to produce silt. 3.Hammurabi was the sixth king. | 4.Mesopotamia had the first written language called cuneiform. 5.Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers" in Greek. 6. Hammurabi had made the code of laws.
3: 7.Mesopotamia used irrigation to provide water. 8.Sargon of Akkad is a conqueror that defeated the city-states of sumer in about 2350 B.C. | 9.Mesopotamia's religions controlled there government. 10.The city-states were always at war.
4: 1.The Nile river flows south to north. 2.Egypt has a very hot and dry climate. 3.The Nile river provides fertile land when the river overflows it also produces silt. | 4.Egyptians believed in slavery. 5.Egypt is divided in to upper and lower kingdoms until united in 3000 B.C. 6.Pyramids are tombs for pharaohs.
5: 7.Mummification is a process Egyptians used to preserve the body for the afterlife. 8.Egyptians written language is Hieroglyphics. | 9.Pharaohs rule as kings seen as a god (theocracy). 10.Papyrus was used to make paper.
6: 1.Indus is a subcontinent. 2.Indus was the beginning of Hindu culture. 3.Indus had a thriving trade with peoples in there region. | 4.Monsoons are seasonal winds that bring rain or dry air. 5.The cities in Indus are on a grid system. 6.The language is Harappan.
7: 7.Indus has a strong central government. 8.About 400 symbols make up the Harappan language. | 9.No linguist have been able to decipher the language. 10.The Harappan language was used for trading and pottery.
8: 1.The ancient Chinese writing consist of 20,000 characters. 2.The Chinese saw their culture as the center of civilization. 3. The Haung He and Yangtze river are in China. | 4.MostChinese had polytheistic belief. 5.The Himalaya Mountains are south of China. 6.The Great Wall of China is 1500 miles in length.
9: 7.Feudalism is when a king gives noble land and the noble gives military service to the king. 8.The Mandate of Heaven was a ruler who had divine approval. | 9.An emperor is made sovereign or supreme of an empire. 10.The Chinese worship there ancestors.