Ancient River Civilization S.P.R.I.T.E Template
complete the chart below.
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Nile River Valley
INDUS RIVER VALLEY
India and Pakistan
EAST RIVER VALLEY
Phoenicians and Israelites
Israelites and Phoenicians shared this area.
Aryans brought with them the concept of “Rajah.”
They practiced polytheism and related the pharaoh to a god. They also believed in life after death.
The Israelites followed the Ten Commandments, and the Phoenicians created an alphabet like we use today.
They had the first walled cities and created the iron plow, sail, and wheel.
They traded with Mesopotamia and built granaries to store surplus.
They relied on farming and trade.
Assignment: Choose FOUR of the questions below. Using details from the chart and the information in the lessons, answer each question in three or more sentences. Be sure to answer the questions in your own words using.
- What is a Theocracy? Which civilizations were governed under this method?
- Compare & contrast Ziggurats & Pyramids. What functions did they serve, which groups of people within the society built them; when were they built?
- Select one written work from THREE of the ancient societies and summarize what they wrote about.
- The Phoenicians gave two important contributions to the world. Describe these two things and explain their importance.
- The Indus river valley had kiln-baked bricks, while the Mesopotamians sun baked their bricks. Which method was more effective, and why?
- What do the terms polytheism and monotheism mean? In which civilizations were they practiced?
- If you could go back in history, which of the five civilizations would you visit and why?