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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

BY MARK CUTLIP

7 TH G R A D E S O C I A L STUDIES/HISTORY CLASS

MESOPOTAMIA AND EGYPT

ESSENTIAL QUESTION

. What

factors helped those ancient civilizations become strong and what factors led to their demise?

CIVILIZATIONS
When referring to civilizations, we are most likely referring to the ancient civilizations of the past that have helped to shape our modern world.

SEARCH QUESTIONS
1. Why was it so important for Babylonians, Egyptians and Sumerians to have written language and written laws? 2. What are the geographic features in Mesopotamia and in Egypt? 3. Why was it beneficial for ancient civilizations to be located close to groups of water?

RESOURCES
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