FC: Exploring The First Civilizations! By: Brad Stewart
1: Table of Contents Mesopotamia pages 2-3 Egypt pages 4-5 Indus pages 6-7 China pages 8-9
2: Mesopotamia Oldest river valley. Limited natural resources. Rivers flood.
3: Hammurabi's Code- first set of written laws(based on eye for an eye ) Written language is Cuneiform.
4: Egypt The Nile River provides fertile land (when it overflows). Hot/dry climate. Desert surrounds it.
5: Divided into upper and lower kingdoms until united in 3000 B.C. | Used mummification which is the process of preserving the body for afterlife.
6: Indus Monsoons the seasonal winds that bring wind or dry air. Beginning of Hindu culture. Strong central government.
7: Historians cant understand Indus language. | Planned cities on a grid system.
8: China Between Yangtze River. Saw their culture at the center of the civilized world. | Mandate of Heaven meaning ruler had divine approval.
9: Bronze,iron working, silk, roads, and canals was some of their tech. | Also between the Huang He River.