Unit begins with the fundamental pieces of a civilization before exploring unique and common characteristics of Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Activities include video clips and photo analysis. Thinking is centered on hypothesizing and evaluating evidence. Assignments include a travel brochure and a concept map. There is a student workbook synced to the slides, and a teacher copy to support and adapt. This resource is designed to support BIG ideas and Curricular Competencies.