This is an 11 slide PowerPoint presentation, its focus is the ancient river civilizations. It begins with a practice question from the NY Regents test. Then it moves into a short section of notes. Then it includes a guided practice section using the Indus Valley to complete a note-taking organizer. The assessment is the creation of an advertisement for one of the ancient River Valley civilizations. The information about the three other civilizations is attached in a separate file. Students can either share the information from other civilizations in a jigsaw manner or they can research individually and present to the class.