Lesson 4.1 Fact-Finder. Toward Civilization. Do Now. Take out your Lesson 4.1 Fact-Finder State any information you learned by completing this activity. Question 1. 1. By 3100 B.C., early Egyptians were developing an advanced civilization in towns along the Nile . Question 2.
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Take out your Lesson 4.1 Fact-Finder
State any information you learned by completing this activity
1. By 3100 B.C., early Egyptians were developing an advanced civilization in towns along the Nile.
2. What advances in Egyptian society do you see in the first paragraph?
A. They built temples as places of worship and stone tombs to hold the bodies of rulers who had died.
B. Early writing appears on these temples and tombs.
C. The Egyptians made pottery on which they painted scenes from their lives.
D. They mined copper for tool-making and gold for decorative art.
What 2 crops were grown primarily in Egypt?
Where were these crops grown?
The SinaiPeninsula was a crossroads for early Egyptians and traders from southwesternAsia.
Trade also took place on the NileRiver. This served as a highway connecting Egyptian settlements. To use this “highway,” Egyptians became expert shipbuilders.
Explain how shipbuilding progressed in Egypt.
At first, Egyptians built their boats from bundles of reeds. Later, they made large sailing ships out of wood from what is now Lebanon.
Sails did more than just increase traveling speed. They also made it possible for ships to sail upstream against the river’s current.
This meant that nearly all the Nile, except for the cataracts in Nubia, could be used for travel and trade.
Trade and travel made it possible for some towns to grow into cities. Then some of these tradecenters emerged as separate cultures and powers.
By 3100 B.C., Egypt consisted on what 2 kingdoms?
Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt
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