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do now
Do Now

Use textbook pages 97 to 99 to locate information relating to The Need for Irrigation, The Ubaid Culture, and From City to Civilizations.

the need for irrigation
The Need for Irrigation

1. State 3 problems that led to the need for irrigation

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The Need for Irrigation
  • a. The annual flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers could not be counted on to water the farmer’s crops.
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The Need for Irrigation
  • b. The floods were unpredictable and floodwaters often rushed over the land, destroying crops and livestock as well as sweeping away villages.
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The Need for Irrigation
  • c. While Northern Mesopotamia received enough rainfall, southern Mesopotamia did not. People in this hot, dry climate had to deal with frequent droughts. The heat of the sun baked the clay soil.
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The Need for Irrigation

2. What are the 4 ways people used irrigation?

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Need for Irrigation

1. People dug canals to carry water from the rivers to the

land.

2. Stored water in areas of low land called basins to supply

them with water in times of drought.

3. To protect their lands from floods, they put up dikes, or

walls of dirt, along riverbanks.

4. They also built dams to help control the flow of water.

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Need for Irrigation

3. What happened because of the surplus of crops that

developed?

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Need for Irrigation
  • With more than enough food, these early people developed new, more complex cultures.
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1. Ubaid Culture – Comparison Chart

Early Culture

Later Culture

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Ubaid Culture

3. Why is the legacy of the Ubaid culture important?

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Ubaid Culture
  • The Ubaid culture formed the foundation for the civilization that eventually developed in southern Mesopotamia.
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From City to Civilization

1. Who formed a civilization after the Ubaid culture?

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From City to Civilization

2. What was necessary for the development of first cities?

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From City to Civilization
  • Using agricultural techniques to produce food surpluses, some villages emerged as the first cities.
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Wrap up
  • How did early people control water?
  • Why is the Ubaid Culture is significant to the history of Mesopotamia?
  • How were farming villages were able to develop?