FC: RIVER VALLEYS | BY: jacob price
1: TABLE OF CONTENTS | Pages 2-3 (mesopatamia) Pages 4-5 (egypt) Pages 6-7 (indus) Pages 8-9 (china)
2: MESOPATAMIA - Mesopotamia is located in current Iraq. - Mesopotamia is a piece of land located around the Tigris and Euphrates. - In Mesopotamia, religion controls the government. - Sumeria and Babylon, (city states in Mesopotamia) are always at war. - Mesopotamia was the first of Hammurabi's code. - The written language they used, was cuneiform. - Mesopotamia is the fertile crescent. - Mesopotamia was a Polytheisitic religion. - In Mesopotamia people were servants to the gods, and feared them - They created a number unit for geometry and arithmetic.
4: EGYPT | - In ancient Egypt Pharoahs ruled as kings. - The Pharoahs were seen as gods. - The ancient Egyptians used paper to write things down on. - The Egyptians built triangular structured tombs called pyramids to bury there Pharoahs. - Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods such as, osiris, the ruler of the underworld. - another Egyptian god was horus, god of the sun. - Ancient Egyptians writing was done in hieroglyphics, or pictures that depict words and sounds. - The Egyptian classes started with the royal family and ended with farmers and laborers. - Ancient Egypt was located near the Nile river. - Ancient Egypt was located in the desert.
6: Indus river valley | - The Indus river valley is located between the Ganges and Indus rivers. - The river valley experiences seasonal monsoons.(seasonal winds that bring rain) - The monsoons can cause the Indus and Ganges river to flood. - The Himalayas are located to the north. - It is considered a subcontinent. - The river valleys cities are planned on a grid. - The major buildings are located closer to the middle of the city. - It is the birthplace of Hinduism. - The cities had plumbing and sewage. - The valley had it own written language.
8: China | - China is Located between the Huang he and Yangtze rivers. - The Huang he river floods and leaves behind Loess (fertile soil. - The Himalayas are located to the south. - The Gobi desert is located to the north. - They saw there culture as center of civilized world. - They believed in the mandate of heaven. - The ruler had divine approval. - Created flood control and irrigation. - they created wood buildings. - They had there own written language.