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Welcome to World Cultures coach allen. Oct. 14, 2010. Civilizations - complex societies that have cities, organized governments, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system. Irrigation - away to bring water to fields to water crops.

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oct 14 2010
Oct. 14, 2010
  • Civilizations- complex societies that have cities, organized governments, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system.
  • Irrigation- away to bring water to fields to water crops.
  • Artisans- skilled workers who made metals products, cloth, or pottery.
  • Cuneiform- Sumerian form of writing.
  • Scribes- record keepers
oct 15 2010
Oct. 15, 2010

Clear your desk of everything but a sheet of paper and something to write with. Head your paper correctly. Name, date, period, and assignment ( Chapter 1 sections 1 and 2 Quiz).

You will have 20 minutes to take Quiz. If you finish before time is up, work in the Journey Across Time textbook and answer questions 1-6 on page 15 and 1-5 on page 23. No talking or you will suffer the consequences.

oct 18 2010
Oct. 18, 2010
  • Read What was Life like in Sumer? On page 20 and answer this question- How did the Sumerians divide their social classes? Give one examples for each class.
  • Into three social classes- upper ( kings, priests, and government officials), middle ( artisans, merchants, farmers, and fishers) and lower (enslaved people who worked on farms or in temples).
oct 26 2010
Oct. 26, 2010
  • Cataracts- narrow cliffs and boulders in the Nile form wild rapids.
  • Delta- area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river.
  • Papyrus- a reed plant that grew along the shores of the Nile.
  • Hieroglyphics- a system of writing made up of hundreds of picture symbols.
  • Dynasty- members of a family that pass ruling power from father to son to grandson.
oct 27 2010
Oct. 27, 2010

Clear your desk of everything but a sheet of paper and something to write with. Head your paper correctly on the right side. Name, date, period, and assignment ( Chapter 1 Test The First Civilization). Number your paper 1-30.

You will have 35 minutes to take test. If you finish before time is up, place test on the floor and do Guided Reading Activity 2-1. Use pages 38-46 in the Journey Across Time Textbook. No talking or you will suffer the consequences.

oct 28 2010
Oct. 28, 2010
  • Pharaoh- Egyptian kings
  • Deity- gods and goddesses.
  • Embalming- process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person’s body after death.
  • Mummy- a body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen.
  • Pyramid- huge stone structure built by ancient Egyptians to serve as a tomb.
nov 8 2010
Nov. 8, 2010
  • Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile (3000-30 B.C.)
  • 1. We know from the pictures Egyptians left of themselves that they _____.
  • 2. The ancient Egyptians lacked the ability to get water to their crops. (True or False)
  • 3. What symbolized Egypt as a united nation?
  • 4. Why did ancient Egyptians bury their dead on the west side of the Nile?
  • 5. Ankh is the symbol for _____.