FC: River Valley Civilization's Mixbook Project Carson Fletcher Core 1
1: Table of Contents Mesopotamia- pg. 2-3 Egypt- pg. 4-5 Indus River Valley- pg. 6-7 China pg. 8-9
2: - Mesopotamia lies between Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. - The Mesopotamians used Irrigation. - Their religion controls the Government. - They are Polythiestic. - Hammurabi invented Hammurabi's Code. - The Mesopotamians invented the wheel and sail.
3: - The Mesopotamian people uses used Cuneiform. - They invented the 60 sec. time unit. - Their land had limited natural resources. - Most people used slavery.
5: EGYPT - The Nile River runs through Egypt and is one of two rivers that flow north. - Egypt is surrounded by deserts. - Pharohs, who are the leaders of the Egyptians are like gods. - The people use papryas to write on which is like paper. - They are Polythiestic which means the believe in more than one god. | - Heiroglyphics is a type of writing use by Egyptians - The leaders had slaves build Pyramids which are big triangle shaped structures which tombs in them. - In Egypt their climate was very hot and dry because it is mostly all desert. - To the right of Egypt is the Red Sea. - In Egypt there are many statues which represent pharohs and other important people.
6: Indus River Valley - This river valley is in between the Indus and Ganges Rivers. - This area has regular monsoons which are lots and lots of rain. - Their cities are built in a grid system.
7: - Major Buildings are in the middle of the city. - Their cities had plumbing and sewage systems. - To the north was the Himalayas. - This river valley is on a subcontinent. - They had a strong central government. - These people began Hinduism. - They are also Polytheistic.
8: China - Two major rivers in China are the Huang He and the Yangtze. - Floods in China leave behind loess which makes fertile soil. - These people started the Mandate of Heaven which means if you are a ruler you have divine approval from the gods. - They used Feudalism which is where a king gives a noble land so the noble gives the king military protection. - They also had flood control and used irrigation. - The people there also built very beautiful wooden buildings. - All the people saw their culture as the center of civilized world.
9: - The workers used bronze and iron to make things. - To Chinese people, family is central, ancestor's bring blessings or curses. - They also started their own written language.