This one page historical reading plus one page of questions gives an overview of the Kush Civilization. It chronicles its early roots as part of the Egyptian and Nubian kingdoms, its development of iron smelting, and its construction of the famous capital at Meroe. It is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar readings on African Civilizations, check other offerings by this author. A set of 8 readings is available as an African Civilizations unit (plus lesson suggestions).