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1 River Valley Civilizations Mr. Emerson World History

2 Egypt Mesopotamia Indus Hwang He MesoAmerica

3 Where there is writing… Cuneiform Hieroglyphics Pictographs

4 Cuneiform Found in Mesopotamia The Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys Wedge Writing

5 Cuneiform Tablets made of Clay Write with a stylus – a wedge stick Try writing like a BabylonianTry writing like a Babylonian

6 Hieroglyphics Found in Egypt The Nile River Valley Pictures represent sounds

7 Hieroglyphics This is the cartouche of Pharoah Hatshepsut. Notice the cartouche is encircled Means this is a name of someone important Try writing like an EgyptianTry writing like an Egyptian

8 Pictographs Found In China Ancient texts can be read by modern Chinese

9 Pictographs Also found in India Indian writing cannot be read today

10 Pictographs Pictures represent ideas or thoughts Symbols become more simplified Sun River

11 Summary Ideas People in ancient times wrote down ideas This is the beginning of history History began in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus and Hwang He river valleys This is why we study these people first in World History

12 Bibliography and Sources Outline Map of the World 2Foutline.html 2Foutline.html Map of Mesopotamia Example of a Cuneiform Tablet Write like a Babylonian Map of Ancient Egypt Make your own Cartouche Harappa, Indus Valley Civilization Chinese Pictographs Map of Pakistan Map of China

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