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Title: Today: The 5 Characteristics of Civilization


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Today The 5 Characteristics of Civilization
  • 11/16/10
  • BR When I think of civilization I think of

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Get out your homework
  • Lets come up with a list of the things that we
    think of as civilization
  • Copy the items on this list

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5 Characteristics of Civilization
  • Advanced Cities
  • Specialized Workers
  • Complex Institutions
  • Recordkeeping and Writing
  • Advanced Technology

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Advanced cities
  • more than large population centers, cities were
    centers of religion, politics, and trade for
    larger areas.

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Specialized Workers
  • Also known as the division of labor, food
    surpluses allowed some people to develop skills
    other than farming. People made baskets,
    pottery, metal tools, etc., and traded them for
    food

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Complex Institutions
  • Civilizations need long-standing ways to organize
    themselves. Examples of complex institutions
    include law codes, religion, government, and the
    economy.

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Record Keeping and Writing
  • As institutions became more complex, people
    needed to be able to record information. Most,
    but not all civilizations developed writing to
    solve this problem.

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Advanced Technology
  • All civilizations came up with new ways of doing
    things and discovered new materials to work with.
    Some inventions like the calendar helped
    organize people.

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Homework
  • Take the items from our list and put them in the
    proper categories of the 5 characteristics of
    civilization
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