1. What geographic features contribute to the patterns of human settlement?
2. What is a civilization?
3. What is the interaction between people and the environment?
4. How does where you live impact how you live?
1. Geographical features impact the development of civilizations.
2. Civilization is made up of a large population, distribution of jobs, social structure, government, culture and trade.
3. 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, trade, papyrus, aqueduct, calendar, wheel, plow, social structure
- Introduction of themes
- “Big Paper” preview activity on the themes
- Students will understand how themes are unfold in U.S./World today (slideshow, headlines 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 civilization
- Analyze how human settlements in ancient times and today impact the environment (science)
- NewsELA as resource
- Primary Source: Nile/Euphrates/Yellow River and irrigation channel
- Primary Source: Deforestation/erosion