This easy print-and-go adaptable notecard assignment is designed to teach research-based study skills to high school students while reviewing the core concepts central to the rise of civilizations and classical empires. It includes a rubric for easy grading. Ideally, students will receive this assignment at the beginning of their unit, and construct their notecards for homework as they learn about the concepts in class. Highlighted parts of the document alert you to the parts you may want to change (due dates, etc.) before handing it out to students.