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Date: 10.13.14 A 10.14.14 B. 8 Features of a Civilization. What are the key features of a civilization?. Warm Up: What is a civilization? Create a definition for what you believe a civilization is. Class Work:. Warm-Up 8 Basic Features Info JIGSAW Activity WIO.

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Date: 10.13.14 A

10.14.14 B

8 Features of a Civilization

What are the key features of a civilization?

  • Warm Up: What is a civilization? Create a definition for what you believe a civilization is.

Class Work:

  • Warm-Up

  • 8 Basic Features Info

  • JIGSAW Activity

  • WIO

  • WIO: Rank the 8 basic features from most important to least important and explain why you have them ranked the way you do?

HW: Mesopotamia Vocabulary Cards

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Warm up
Warm-Up

  • What is a civilization? Create a definition for what you believe a civilization is.


Civilization
Civilization

 the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced.


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EIGHT BASIC FEATURES OF A CIVILIZATION:

Writing Systems

(2) Infrastructure (Public Works)

(3) Centralized Government & Laws


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(4) Art & Architecture

(5) Social Classes


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(6) Organized Religion

(7) Job Specialization

(8) Development of Cities


Research activity
Research Activity

  • You will be assigned a topic(s) to research.

  • You must come up with a definition and two examples for each assigned topic.

  • We will utilize expert groups to complete the chart.

  • You have 15 minutes to complete your assigned task.


1 writing systems
1. Writing Systems

 The use of written symbols to express words of a language.

  • Ex. Cuneiform & Hieroglyphics


2 infrastructure public works
2. Infrastructure (Public Works)

Buildings and structures (such as schools, highways, and docks) that are built and owned by a government.

  • Ex. Schools, Courthouses


3 centralized government laws
3. Centralized Government & Laws

 The group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state.

  • Ex. Athenian Democracy, Qin Dynasty (China)


4 art architecture
4. Art & Architecture

  • Having buildings and pieces of art which represents the civilization.

  • Ex. The Great Pyramids, Roman Colosseum


5 social classes
5. Social Classes

  • A division of a society based on social and economic status.

  • Ex. Feudalism, Social Pyramid


6 organized religion
6. Organized Religion

  • Having a belief system which the people of the civilization follow.

  • Ex. Greek Mythology, Buddhism


7 job specialization
7. Job Specialization

  • Having individuals who have one job which is their only focus.

  • Ex. Craftsmen, Baker, Soldier


8 development of cities
8. Development of Cities

  • Large scale urban areas which are the center of economics and social life.

  • Ex. Athens, Mohenjo-Daro