BC: River Valley Civilization Kelsey Cagle
FC: River Valley Civilizations Kelsey Cagle
1: Table of contents | Pages 2-3 Pages 4-5 Pages 6-7 Pages 8-9 | Mesopotamia Indus China Egypt
2: Mesopotamia | The people here are responsible for making the wheel & sail , and the plow easier to use. | Mesopotamia is also credited with the 60 second unit, which is how we tell time. | These people have a written language called cunieform. | Mesopotamia is the home to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. | The people of Mesopotamia studied astronomy.
3: Mesopotamia's government is controlled by religion. | The religions here were polytheistic. | This was these people's social rankings: government officials merchants slaves | Each city-state had a different main god that was worshiped. | Sometimes priests would read livers of animals to determine which one the gods wanted as a sacrifice | Had a written language called Cunieform.
4: Indus | Indus must have had a strong government because of its city plans. | The people who lived there are credited for plumbing and sewage systems. | The rivers that flow through the Indus valley are the Indus river and the Ganges river. | The people who lived here did have a type of written language. | Yoga was created in Indus.
5: The Hindu religion was started here, they are polytheistic | These peoples social rankings were: Brahmins (Priest) Kshatriyas (kings) Vaishyas (merchants) Shandras (land laborers) Outcasts | The game Chess was invented here. | The earliest school of Medicine was located in Indus. | The Decimal system was originated here.
6: China | These were the first people to use bronze, iron and, wood to build things. | China was located between the Yellow river and the Yangtze river. | These people had a Mandate to Heaven.
7: The ruler of China had divine authority | They are credited for irrigation, and flood control. | China did have a written language. | Social classes: King & nobles Scholars Peasants Craftsmen Merchants | They used to use oracle bones to predict the future. | These people had the first historical records developed. | The Zhou Dynasty was the longest running dynasty in China
8: Egypt | These people perfected the mummifaction process. | Egypt is home to the Nile river | Their social classes were: Nobles Merchants Farmers Laborers Slaves | The people who lived here were polytheistic and the sun god was the most important
9: Had amazing Pyramids. | Egypt was ruled by the Pharaohs | Egypt is the home to 1 of the oldest board games called "Egyptian game of senet" | These people had the first known labor strike. | The Egyptians invented eyeliner. | Hieroglyphics were picture writings.