Battle of the River Valley Civilizations is a group project that can be used as an activity or assessment after the course has covered Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India. Groups use worksheet as prompt to create a presentation and study sheet for classmates for mid-term or exam while also re-evaluating and assessing one of the civilizations in more depth. To ensure everyone covers same materials (so students can compare and contrast civilizations on midterm) all groups must submit notesheet. Then the battle wages in the form of clever and inventive presentations. I have seen videos made, songs and poems written, powerpoints, etc.