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1 March 15 th 2012 Come in, get out journal, have a seat, please get quiet when Ms. Caldwell enters the room! The ball is in your court: you decide how easy or how difficult your day in this class can be!!!

2 Global Awareness Warm-up: CNN Student News Media Literacy Question of the Day Can media coverage of a new video game affect sales of the game? If so, how? If not, why not? Up for Discussion: According to the report: What is the size of the video game industry? How does that figure compare with the American film and music industries? What did one expert say about the growth of the video game industry in recent years? Why do you think that this industry has been able to grow? Do you enjoy video games? Why or why not? What benefits and drawbacks can you see regarding video games?

3 Objectives 8.01 Describe the role of key historical figures and evaluate their impact on past and present societies in Africa, Asia, and Australia Identify examples of economic, political, and social changes, such as agrarian to industrial economies, monarchical to democratic governments, and the roles of women and minorities, and analyze their impact on culture.

4 Essential Question How have physical geography and history interacted in Southwest and South Asia?

5 River Valley Civilizations Review for Test

6 Question Why is agriculture one of the most important developments in human history?

7 Answer Farming allowed people to settle n one place These settlements grew into complex civilizations.

8 Question What are some ancient Sumerian inventions that are still in use today?

9 Answer Wheel, plow, a writing system

10 Question The _______ Crescent Primitive farming communities as far back as 8000 B.C. inhabited the _______ Crescent, then an extensive marshland. Scientists today warn that these marshlands are disappearing from dams and drainage projects on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

11 Answer The Fertile Crescent Primitive farming communities as far back as 8000 B.C. inhabited the Fertile Crescent, then an extensive marshland. Scientists today warn that these marshlands are disappearing from dams and drainage projects on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

12 Question Mesopotamia Means:_____________________

13 Answer Mesopotamia Means: land between the rivers

14 Question ___________ is the first known writing system, which used wedge-shaped symbols and was developed in Sumer

15 Answer Cuneiform is the first known writing system, which used wedge-shaped symbols and was developed in Sumer

16 Question ________ ________ was one of the worlds first law codes, compiled by ruler ______________.

17 Answer Hammurabi's code was one of the worlds first law codes, compiled by ruler Hammurabi.

18 Question The Sumerian people were _______, which means they believed in many gods.

19 Answer The Sumerian people were Polytheistic which means they believed in many gods.

20 Question Give the main characteristics of civilization:

21 Answer Advanced cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, advanced technology

22 Question Who were two rulers of Mesopotamian empires?

23 Answer Priests and military leaders (who became kings) *Kings were chosen with the approval of priests!!!

24 Question Identify two specific rulers of Mesopotamian empires.

25 Answer Sargon and Hammurabi

26 Question Describe accomplishments of Harappan civilization.

27 Answer Cities built on a grid with a sewer system, indoor plumbing, accurate weights, a writing system, long-distance trade

28 Question Connect to Essential Question: How have physical geography and history interacted in Southwest and South Asia?

29 Answer The first civilizations developed in the Tigris, Euphrates, and Indus river valleys because of their fertile soil. The Harappan people created a great civilization, then declined possibly because of changes in the course of the Indus River or from earthquakes.


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