This is a combination of two of my most exciting and gratifying projects. The projects build upon each other. The first project entitled "My Civilization is the Best" encourages student growth through analysis, interpretation, and creation. "My Civilization is the Best" requires students to create a civilization based on the concepts and elements of the River Civilizations. Student examine each civilization, pick out the parts that they think are the best, and then combine them to create their ideal River Civilization. At the conclusion of the project students give a presentation to the class and after the presentation students vote on which was the best civilization.
The second project included in the package is "Classical Civilization Creation". Students can either create new civilizations or transform their River Civilizations into Classical Era civilizations. The final stages of this project requires students to compare and contrast the classical era civilizations to the River Civilizations.
This is a great project and can take up to three days depending upon how you structure the assignment. I have uploaded the files in Doc format so you may modify them to fit your classroom needs.