River Valley Ancient Civilizations | Analyze Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, & China

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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River Valley Ancient Civilizations: Students analyze Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, & China

In this highly-engaging River Valley Ancient Civilizations lesson, students work individually or in teams to analyze the four great river valley civilizations. Students investigate the Tigris-Euphrates river system at Mesopotamia, the Nile River Valley of Egypt, the Indus River Valley on the Indian Subcontinent, and the Yellow River (Huang He) of China!

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Students learn how these early settlers used their environment to survive, how they contributed to their society, what empires or cities impacted their civilization, and the timeframe for when they existed!

Tons of fun, engaging, and an exciting way to teach the river valley civilizations! Also, a quick way to hit on the Tigris and Euphrates, the Nile, the Indus, and the Yellow (Huang He) Rivers!

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Ancient China --->here!

Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia --->here!

Ancient India --->here!


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Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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