Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations

Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
Bundle of 5 - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations
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This is a bundle of 5, highly animated, power point presentations on Ancient Civilizations - The First Humans and First Four Civilizations. The 5 presentations together number 156 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Early humans were nomads and lived in small tribes of "hunter-gatherers". Nomads were people who stayed on the move looking for food, without a permanent home. Every day was a struggle to find enough food to feed the group. This prevented humans from discovering new things, until the time when humans did not have to worry about finding food each day.

It has been determined that human migration began during the Ice Age began about 100,000 years ago. 75,000 years ago, humans left Africa and moved into Southwest Asia (Middle East) and into Central Asia. 40,000 years ago, humans moved towards East Asia and Europe. 13,000 years ago, humans arrived in the Americas.

Most historians think the first civilization started between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Iraq. The land between those rivers is called Mesopotamia. Due to the shape of the land, this area is also called Fertile Crescent or Cradle of Civilization.

Power Point #1 - Ancient Civilizations - Our Human Ancestors contains 27 slides and covers the following:

Stone Age & Humans
Bronze Age & Humans
Nomadic Lifestyle
Ice Age Movements
Impact of Glaciers
Language Similarities
Evolving Appearance
Development of Farming
Africa Develops Slowly
Impact of Farming
Fertile Soil
Agricultural Changes
Development of Laws
Development of Religions
Polytheistic Religions
Development of Writing
Drawing, Symbols & Sounds
Writing Today
Civilizations Created
First Civilizations
Other early Civilizations
End of Presentation

Mesopotamia, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.

Most of Southwest Asia has an Arid climate today. This region was not always covered in desert. Ancient Mesopotamia or 'land between rivers' was a green land where many plants grew due to the rich soil and occasional rain. The surrounding area is often called the Fertile Crescent or the Cradle of Civilization.

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers supplied fresh water for humans, plants, and animals. Eventually these rivers would provide irrigation for the farms of the first civilization in human history. Mesopotamia is different than most civilizations since they developed as city-states. Mesopotamia invented new technology, being the first to use the wheel followed by the creation of the wagon, a transportation revolution for farming and trade. They developed a number system based on 60 and they used a 12 month calendar with a 7 day week.

Power Point #2 - Ancient Civilizations - Ancient Iraq & Southwest Asia contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Early History
Early Settlements
First Civilizations
Civilization Develops
First Civilization: Sumer
Astronomy & Literature
Cultures & Social Classes (2)
Sumer Social Structure
Religious World View
Rise of New City-States
Persian Royal Road
Persian Contributions
Persian Religion
End of Presentation

The Indus River Valley, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.

This civilization was not discovered until the 1920’s CE, and much of this civilization remains a mystery. One reason the Indus Valley civilization is so mysterious is because historians have not been able to translate their complicated written language called Indus Script. It is known by many names: Ancient India, Indus Valley, and Harappan Civilization. Archeologists believe the Indus Valley Civilization began around 3000 BCE. It is estimated that Ancient India was the biggest of all 4 early civilizations.

Power Point #3 - Ancient Civilizations - Ancient India & Southeast Asia contains 35 slides and covers the following:

Physical Features
Early History
“Unknown” Civilization
Indus Valley Cities
Homes With Running Water!
Domestication & Food
Differences in Cultures: Structures
Differences in Cultures: Leadership
Other Cultural Differences
Indus Script
Sudden End
Vedic Period
Languages & Writing
The Horse
Caste System Introduced
Four Castes of People
Castes: The Sudras
Castes: The Vaisyas
Castes: The Kshatriyas
Castes: The Brahmins
Castes: The Untouchables
Castes Within Castes
Stupas, Pagodas & Temples
Persian Invaders
Persian & Greek Conquests
Persian & Greek Influence
End of Presentation

The Ancient Egyptian Civilization, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.

Every year for thousands of years the Nile flows over its banks then it soaks into the ground, evaporates, or flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It left behind rich fertile soil for farmers as a dependable source of water and fertilizer for their crops. It doesn't rain in the Sahara, so Egyptians relied completely on irrigation from the Nile to farm. Egyptians dug canals to pull water out of the flooded river, which they saved for irrigation later on. Fresh water, irrigation, and fertile soil is why people called it the “Gift of the Nile.”

Around 3200 BCE, Egypt was brought together under one ruler, King Narmer or Menes. This is marked the beginning of the Egyptian civilization. We know so much about the Egyptians because there are so many written resources and because their culture lasted so long with few interruptions whereas, other cultures were constantly changing and disrupted by war.

Power Point #4 - Ancient Civilizations - Ancient Egyptian Civilization contains 30 slides and covers the following:

Early History
The Nile River
“Gift of the Nile”
Population Growth
Beginning of Egyptian Civilization
Egyptian Religion
Egyptian Dynasty
Rituals & Ceremonies
Alphabet & Writing
Inventions & Technology
Egyptian Lifestyles
Egyptian Social Pyramid
Everyday Life
Ancient Egypt's Time Periods (2)
Uniting the Civilizations
The Old Kingdom
Old Kingdom Ends
The Middle Kingdom
Middle Kingdom at War
The New Kingdom
Famous Pharaohs
Ramsses the Great
Third Intermediate Period
End of Ancient Egyptian Culture
End of Presentation

The Ancient Chinese Civilization, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.

The mountains and deserts have played an important role in Asian history since they created natural barriers to outsiders. East Asia is home to long rivers, high plateaus, dry deserts, and rugged mountains. For thousands of years, East Asian people were isolated from the rest of the world—this allowed them to develop their culture in a very unique way.

In China, the powerful families that controlled land became leaders of family-controlled governments called dynasties. Chinese history from ancient times until about 100 years ago is divided by different ancient dynasties.

The Xia Dynasty (2000 BCE-1600 BCE)
The Shang Dynasty (1600 BCE-1046 BCE)
The Zhou Dynasty (1046 BCE-256 BCE)
The Qin Dynasty (221 BCE-206 BCE)
The Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

China is unique because they have continued the same culture since ancient times. There are very few examples of architecture from Ancient China or even Imperial China.

Power Point #5 - Ancient Civilizations - Ancient China & East Asia Civilization contains 39 slides and covers the following:

Isolated by Geography
Cold Deserts
“Rain Shadows”
North China Plain
The Yellow River
Monsoons & Farming
Early History
Civilization Developed
Ancient China
Family Dynasties
Xia Dynasty & Silk
Xia Dynasty Real?
Divination & Ancestor Worship
The Shang Dynasty
Making Bronze
The Zhou Dynasty
Iron Age of China
Government Controlled Agriculture (2)
“Mandate of Heaven”
Warring States Period
The Qin Dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
Building The Great Wall
Expanding the Wall
Terra Cotta Army
Qin Dynasty Impact
The Han Dynasty
Religion & Government
Period of Inventions
Military Might
The Silk Road
Uniqueness of China
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Ancient Civilizations.
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