Page 120: A Source of Unity. Chapter 4: The Nile Valley. Essential Question: Why was the Nile River a source of unity in Ancient Egypt?. 6.4.02 Describe the purposes and structure of governments .
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Page 120: A Source of Unity
Chapter 4: The Nile Valley
Why was the Nile River a source of unity in Ancient Egypt?
6.4.02 Describe the purposes and structure of governments.
6.4.spi.1 recognize types of government (i.e. formal/informal, monarchy, direct/indirect democracy, republics, theocracy).
6.4.spi.2. recognize the steps that give rise to complex governmental organizations (i.e., nomadic, farming, village, city, city-states, states).
–noun, plural -ties.
a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
Cataracts: Waterfalls (or shallow, rocky stretches of river, sometimes with whitewater rapids).
Settlements around Nile Delta b/c part of a kingdom called Lower Egypt.
Settlements in the Nile Valley to the south b/c known as Upper Egypt.
The Narmer Palette is a significant Egyptian archeological find, dating from about the 31st century BC, containing some of the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions ever found. It is thought by some to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the king Narmer. On one side the king is depicted with the White crown of Upper (southern) Egypt and the other side depicts the king wearing the Red Crown of Lower (northern) Egypt.
Deposits rich soil for planting
The Importance of the Nile River.
Water source for crop irrigation
Egypt’s main transportation route
How did nature affect Egyptians’ religious beliefs?
Soldiers could travel on the Nile River to conquer Lower Egypt. People Could travel along the Nile to trade and communicate between regions