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Monday september 10 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012

  • Collect any contracts, rated-R slips, or Neolithic Revolution responses

  • Joke of the day

  • 5 characteristics of civilization activity

Deep thoughts with jack handy
Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy

  • Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind._____

  • To me, it's always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?," you can say, "Sorry, got these sacks.“________________________________________

  • If you're a cowboy, and you're dragging a guy behind your horse, I bet it would really make you mad if you looked back and the guy was reading a magazine.__

  • One thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse.___________________________________

  • How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak.________

  • When you go ice-skating, try not to swing your arms too much, because that really annoys me._____________________________________________________

  • If you're in a boxing match, try not to let the other guy's glove touch your lips, because you don't know where that glove has been.________________________

  • I hope that after I die, people will say of me: "That guy sure owed me a lot of money.''



Western Civilization

Mr. Taylor

Fall 2012

What is civilization
What is civilization?

Give some examples of civilizations

What are the 5 key components of a civilization
What are the 5 key components of a civilization?

  • To be considered a “civilization,” certain characteristics must exist within a group of people

  • In your groups, determine what characteristics are essential for a civilization to exist and survive, and even to flourish

  • Draw a mural depicting a civilization and explain how your image depicts the necessary characteristics of a civilization


  • The people of a civilization must be living in a given location – namely, a city

  • Today, people live in cities as well as towns and villages.

Ancient cities
Ancient Cities

Ancient cities became the center of trade for a large

area of land

Specialized workers
Specialized Workers

  • People within civilizations have specific roles within their city.

  • What roles might there be in ancient civilizations?

Specialized workers1
Specialized Workers

  • As cities grew, individuals took on specific roles in society

    • Government officials

    • Priests

    • Artisans (skilled workers – jewelry, pottery, weapons)

  • Food surplus led to specialization. How?

    • Fewer people needed in the fields

Record keeping
Record Keeping

  • Civilizations must have a way to keep records.

  • What does this require?

  • What might a civilization keep records of?

Record keeping1
Record Keeping

  • Government

    • Tax collection

    • Laws

    • Grain storage

  • Priests

    • Calendar

    • Yearly rituals (sacrifices!)

  • Merchants

    • Debts and payments

Advanced technology
Advanced Technology

  • A civilization must have the skills and means to use, modify, and improve resources.

Advanced technology1
Advanced Technology

  • What were some early technologies?

  • Examples:

    • Plows

    • Irrigation

    • Potter’s wheel

    • Bronze (alloy of copper and tin)

      • Bronze Age: lasted while people used bronze as the primary metal to make jewelry, tools, and weapons

Complex institutions
Complex Institutions

  • Civilizations must have a system made

    up of complex institutions.

  • What is an institution? Give some examples.

    • A significant organization in a society

  • Examples:

    • Government

    • Religion

    • Education

The 5 key components of civilization
The 5 key components of civilization

  • Cities

  • Specialized Workers

  • Record Keeping

  • Advanced Technology

  • Complex institutions