Three millenniums ago, where three continents meet, the most fertile
land in the Ancient world was called home by hundreds of nomadic tribes
seeking their place in the world. Their location was a curse
and a blessing. The highly-desired land sandwiched between
the Mediterranean and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was a link to
life: whoever possesses the land, would live; whoever did not,
would perish in the unforgiving cycle of heat, drought and flood.
The nine civilizations below did have their time in the sun.
Each reached a level of achievement and made significant
contributions to the western world.
Each group will be
assigned one of the following civilizations. Using the links
provided, information in your text and those presented in class, you
will be making a tri-fold brochure highlighting the accomplishments of
your civilization. Your brochure should:
Define and develop a
focal point/key idea/prominent feature for your civilizations;
images, including a map;
information concerning your civilization;
Connect the culture
of your civilization to the geography that surrounded it.