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Work together in pairs: What are three characteristics of a civilization?

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1. Slide
60 seconds
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
2. Slide
60 seconds
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.
3. Slide
60 seconds
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.
4. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What are three characteristics of a civilization?
5. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a funny monster with three heads, two antennas on each head, and chicken feet!
6. Slide
60 seconds
A Civilization Can Include:
Farming and cities, religion, social class structure, art and architecture, government, and a system for recording information.
7. Slide
60 seconds
Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, and Ancient China. What elements of a civilization do they have? What do they not have?
8. Slide
60 seconds
A curipod slide
9. Poll
60 seconds
Which ancient civilization built the Great Pyramids in Egypt?
  • Ancient Romans
  • Ancient Greeks
  • Ancient Egyptians
10. Poll
60 seconds
Who was the king of the Greek gods?
  • Hades
  • Poseidon
  • Athena
  • Zeus
11. Poll
60 seconds
What is the famous structure in China known as?
  • Giant Gate
  • Tall Tower
  • Great Wall
  • Big Bridge
12. Poll
60 seconds
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
13. Poll
60 seconds
What famous structure in Rome was used for gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles?
  • Circus Maximus
  • Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum
14. Slide
60 seconds
Readers: Flip through them, what do you notice? How is it different from their personal narrative readers? Then we will read CH. 1
15. Open question
210 seconds
After reading page 2: Why would humans chose to migrate south through the Americans?
16. Open question
210 seconds
After reading page 4: What are geographical features of the Yucatan Peninsula that was home to the Maya
17. Slide
60 seconds
Big Question/Exit Ticket
What were the key geographical features of the regions in which the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations developed?

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