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Title: Why Do Civilizations Start?


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Why Do Civilizations Start?
By Justin Sutton
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Topic Questions
  • How can places be compared geographically?
  • Why have different areas developed as they have?
  • How does the environment shape people?
  • Why do people work together?

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OVERVIEW
  • Using the five themes of geography
  • What characteristics the ancient civilizations
    shared?
  • Could Mississippi have been a home of an ancient
    civilization?

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What were the Ancient Civilizations?
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The Five Themes of Geography
Location
Region
Place
Movement
Human Environment Interaction
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Location of Ancient Civilizations
Mesopotamia
China
Egypt
Indus River
Map Credit University of Texas Library
http//www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
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Place
  • How are these areas similar?
  • Weathercheck it out for yourself
  • Average weather in Egypt
  • Average weather in Iraq
  • Average weather in India
  • Average weather in China

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Human Environment Interaction
  • How did these people adapt?
  • What was their greatest adaptation?

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Region
  • What region describes these areas?
  • Does region define any of the areas?

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Movement
  • Who did these civilizations influence?
  • Who influenced the ancient civilizations?
  • How did their ideas travel?

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Time for higher order thinking!!!
  • Given what you know
  • Could Mississippi have been a cradle of
    civilization?
  • What is another region that could have been a
    cradle of civilization?

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Lets Look at the Map
Why would the above line of latitude be marked?
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Lets Look at Place
Information from weather.com
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Human Environment Interaction
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Region
  • Where is Mississippi?
  • River area?
  • Warm Climate?

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Movement
  • Difficult to assessWhy?

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Could Mississippi have worked?
Based on location and place?
Based on HEI and region?
Based on movement?
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