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Aim: What are the basic features of a civilization? Do Now: Write down a list of things the U.S. has that makes us “civilized” Why did the Neolithic Revolution lead to the rise of civilizations? • Permanent settlements Villages • New technology • New social classes How will the ability to store food for months change peoples’ lives? People no longer have the sole worry of survival. Now they can concentrate on other aspects of life… ADVANCES. What is a civilization? A complex society What are the eight elements of a civilization? 1. Cities Why did the Neolithic Revolution lead to the development of cities? 2. Government Leaders Laws 3. Organized religion 4. Job specialization Monks/Priests Weavers 5. Social Classes Priests/Nobles Warriors Merchants Peasant farmers Slaves Slaves 6. Arts and architecture 7. Public works Roads Defense Walls Irrigation 8. Writing Summary • Where do you think the first civilizations will arise? • Based on what you learned today, why do you think this? EARLY CIVILIZATIONS 1 4 3 2 Mesopotamia = Egypt 1 = 42= = India 3 China
"Aim What are the basic features of a civilization"