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The Rise of Civilizations. World Studies. Review. What is a civilization?. Parts of a civilization. A highly organized group of people living together in the same area. 10,000 + people?. Cities Language/ writing Social classes/ levels Religion Government Job specialization Art.

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    1. The Rise of Civilizations World Studies

    2. Review What is a civilization? Parts of a civilization • A highly organized group of people living together in the same area. • 10,000 + people? • Cities • Language/ writing • Social classes/ levels • Religion • Government • Job specialization • Art

    3. Ancient Civ #1: Egypt • Egypt, Africa • Nile River • Key Contributions • Pyramids at Giza • Hieroglyphic writing • Complex beliefs about the afterlife

    4. Ancient Egypt

    5. Ancient Civ #2: Sumer • Iraq, Asia • Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (Mesopotamia) • “Fertile Crescent” • Key Contributions • Cuneiform writing • City States such as Ur • Hammurabi’s Law

    6. Mesopotamia

    7. Mesopotamia

    8. Ancient Civ #3: Indus River Valley • India/ Pakistan, Asia • Indus River • Key Contributions • Large cities: Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro • Trade with people of Mesopotamia. • Clay seals that are un-deciphered

    9. Indus River

    10. Ancient Civ #4: Huang He River • China, Asia • Huang He/ Yellow River • Key Contributions • Shang Dynasty • System of writing used ideographs • Use of bronze metal

    11. Huang He River/ Shang Dynasty