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Title: 7 characteristics of a Civilization


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7 characteristics of a Civilization
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What is a Civilization?
  • An advanced state of human society, in which a
    high level of culture, science, industry, and
    government has been reached.
  • Examples are Egypt, Greece, Rome.

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Civilization
  • To be considered a civilization, the 7 following
    requirements must be met
  • Stable food supply
  • Social structure
  • System of government
  • Religious system
  • Highly developed culture
  • Advances in technology
  • Highly developed written language

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1. Stable Food Supply
  • What does it mean to have a stable food supply?
  • Why is this important?

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2. Social Structure
  • What does it mean to have a social structure?
  • People at higher levels have greater status.
    Why?

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Ancient Egypt Social Structure
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3. System of Government
  • What does it mean to have a system of government?
  • Why is this important?

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Ancient Greece System of Government
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4. Religious System
  • What does it mean to have a religious system?
  • Why is this important?

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Ancient Rome Religious System
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5. Highly Developed Culture
  • What is Culture
  • Why is it important?

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Ancient Greek Culture
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6. Advances in Technology
  • What is technology?
  • All civilizations create new forms of technology.

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Roman Technology
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7. Highly Developed Written Language
  • What is a highly developed written language?
  • Why is it important?

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Ancient Egyptian Written Language
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7 Characteristics of a Civilization
  1. Stable food supply
  2. Social structure
  3. System of government
  4. Religious system
  5. Highly developed culture
  6. Advances in technology
  7. Highly developed written language

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Create Your Own Civilization
  • Divide your paper into 4 squares on the front and
    back.
  • Put the name of your civilization, your name,
    date, and period in the top right square.
  • In each of the other 7 squares, draw a picture
    and write a short description for each
    characteristic of your civilization.

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