Students will describe key components of a civilization and ID the present-day regions of 3 Ancient American civilizations. Students will compare and contrast key geographical features of the Aztec, Maya, and the Inca
Civilization: How it Shapes Our World
Civilization is a group of people with shared values & beliefs living in organized communities. It involves development of agriculture, writing, laws, and cities. Civilization is essential for the advancement of people and society.
Civilization: A complex society with advanced social structure, political systems, and technology.
Culture: A set of shared beliefs, values, customs, and habits of a group of people.
Government: A system of laws and organizations that manage a society and its citizens.
Work together in pairs: What are three characteristics of a civilization?
Brain break: Draw a funny monster with three heads, two antennas on each head, and chicken feet!
A Civilization Can Include:
Farming and cities, religion, social class structure, art and architecture, government, and a system for recording information.
Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, and Ancient China. What elements of a civilization do they have? What do they not have?
Which ancient civilization built the Great Pyramids in Egypt?
- Ancient Romans
- Ancient Greeks
- Ancient Egyptians
Who was the king of the Greek gods?
What is the famous structure in China known as?
- Giant Gate
- Tall Tower
- Great Wall
- Big Bridge
Where was Ancient Mesopotamia located?
- In the Amazon rainforest
- Next to the Great Wall of China
- Between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
- On top of Mount Everest
What famous structure in Rome was used for gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles?
- Circus Maximus
Readers: Flip through them, what do you notice? How is it different from their personal narrative readers? Then we will read CH. 1
After reading page 2: Why would humans chose to migrate south through the Americans?
After reading page 4: What are geographical features of the Yucatan Peninsula that was home to the Maya
Big Question/Exit Ticket
What were the key geographical features of the regions in which the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations developed?