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1 River Valley Civilizations
Mr. Emerson World History

2 Where did History Begin? Mesopotamia Hwang He Egypt MesoAmerica Indus

3 Where there is writing…
Cuneiform Hieroglyphics Pictographs There is History!

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 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 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 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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