Mesopotamia

Views:
 
Category: Education
     
 

Presentation Description

No description available.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

PowerPoint Presentation:

Improved weapons Created art Domesticated plants and animals

Civilization:

Civilization January 4, 2012

PowerPoint Presentation:

The Big Idea The valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers were the site of the world’s first civilizations. Main Ideas The rivers of Southwest Asia supported the growth of civilizations. New farming techniques led to the growth of cities.

Objectives:

Objectives define civilization, silt, surplus, division of labor locate the fertile crescent on a map explain how geography helped form cities

Civilization:

Civilization A society that has cities, a central government run by official leaders, and workers who specialize in various jobs.

PowerPoint Presentation:

The Fertile Crescent

PowerPoint Presentation:

The land between two rivers: Tigris and Euphrates

Rise of Civilizations:

Rise of Civilizations Annual floods on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers brought silt that made the land ideal for farming. Silt is a mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks. Plentiful food led to population growth and the formation of villages.

PowerPoint Presentation:

Sumer, 3200-2350 B.C.

New farming techniques led to the growth of cities.:

New farming techniques led to the growth of cities. Farmers used irrigation and canals as a way to control river flow. Increased amounts of food led to surpluses , which meant that fewer people needed to farm. Division of labor – specialized workers

Geography/Interaction with Environment:

Geography/Interaction with Environment Challenges Solutions Unpredictable flooding No rain Dug irrigation ditches No natural boundaries Built mud brick walls around cities Scarce natural resources Traded grain for raw materials

authorStream Live Help