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Aim What are the basic features of a civilization

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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

								
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