- What geographic features contribute to the development of civilizations?
- What is a civilization?
- What is the interaction between people and the environment?
- Geographical features impact the development of civilizations.
- Civilization is made up of a large population, distribution of jobs, social structure, government, culture and trade.
- Human settlements impact the environment.
Civics, Social Pyramid, evolution, city-states/polis, social structure, migrate, Neolithic Revolution, Ice Age, Land Bridge,
society, Domestication, Hunter-Gatherers, agriculture, irrigation, Natural Barriers, Civilization, Geography, fertile soil (silt),
floods, famine, rivers, plain, desert, mountains, sea, peninsula,
- Students will create collage relating how themes are unfolding in U.S. today as a preview activity
- Review geographical features and natural barriers
- Understand why early civilizations settled along rivers
- Connect the Neolithic Revolution and emergence of cities
- Review the features of a city
- Analyze how human settlements in ancient times and today impact the environment
- Primary Source: Nile/Euphrates/Yellow River and irrigation channels
- Primary Source: Deforestation/erosion