1. What are the characteristics of a civilization and why can that term be problematic?
2. Why were the vast majority of ancient civilizations centered around river valleys?
3. Where was the Indus Valley Civilization located and why was this area such a great place
to build a civilization?
4.When did this civilization flourish and how do we know about the people?
5. So what were some distinguishing characteristics of the Indus Valley civilization?
6. When did the Indus Valley Civilization decline and what happened to these people?
7. Why did these people decide to build a civilization here in the first place?
Directions: Using your textbook write a one sentence summary of the significance of this famous person, event, of place.
How can the geography and natural resources of an area shape the religious beliefs of a civilization?
What river shaped Ancient Egyptian civilization and why was this river so beneficial?
How did the Egyptians view the afterlife?
How is Egyptian history divided? What is a pharaoh?
Why were the pyramids built and who built them?
What were other important aspects of Egyptian religious beliefs?
What was the writing system in Egypt?
What were some of the characteristics of the Old and Middle Kingdoms?
The New Kingdom period of Egyptian history was one in which the geographic borders of the civilization
expanded. There were also three pretty famous pharaohs during this period. Who were they and why
are they famous?
What does John Green refer to as the “really crucial thing about Egyptian culture”?
for early human hunters and how did this affect early settlement areas?
#4 How did the life and health of a forager compare to that of a farmer?
#5 What are the advantages and disadvantages of farming?
#6 John Green discusses the advantages of herding rather than farming, but why didn’t herding catch on all over the world?
#7 Why did agriculture begin independently around the world about the same time?
#8 Why is history not just a series of dates, people, and events but more about processes?
#9 How does the surplus of food lead to the creation of cities and civilizations?
#10 In World History what will "be on the test"?