This is a 40 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - First River Valley Civilizations. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
A river civilization or river culture is an agricultural nation or civilization situated beside a river. Historically the first great civilizations all grew up in river valleys. The oldest, 3500 to 2000 B.C.E., was Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East. Mesopotamia means "between the rivers.” It has also been called “the cradle of civilization.”
The land of Egypt is defined by the Nile River, the narrow green strip of land on either side of its banks, and the fertile Nile delta area. The rest of the country is barren desert, the unfriendly “Red Land” that contrasted with the “Black Land,” which was home to the vast majority of the Egyptian population.
Egypt was traditionally divided into two areas: Upper Egypt, along the southern part of the Nile as far south as the First Cataract, and Lower Egypt, the northern delta area. The climate was good for agriculture, but with little or no rainfall, farmers had to depend on the river for irrigation.
Indus Valley Civilization:
The central part of the Indus Valley area is the Sind region of modern Pakistan. The Indus carries a lot of silt and floods regularly twice a year. Access to river water for irrigation allowed farmers in the Indus Valley and related areas to produce two crops a year despite the region’s sparse rainfall.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of Mesopotamia
Temples & Palaces
Roles in Society
Writing & Numbering
Map of The Nile Delta
The Nile River
The Tombs at Giza
Egyptian Social Pyramid
Knowledge & Learning
Indus Valley Civilization
Major Urban Centers
Harappa & Mohenjo-daro
End of Presentation
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