Ancient River Valley Civilizations

This Ancient River Valley Civilizations presentation also includes:

Ziggurats, cuneiform writing, the Tower of Babel, hieroglyphics, pyramids, the Great Wall. Launch a unit on ancient cultures, with a presentation that introduces viewers to ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumer, Egypt, Indus, and China. the colorful maps, photographs, and images are sure to engage viewers and stimulate interest in researching the accomplishments of these ancient civilizations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the presentation in a unit on ancient cultures
  • While watching the presentation, ask viewers to compile a list of topics they would like to research in greater detail
Classroom Considerations

  • The presentation presents an overview of the cultures rather than a detailed study
Pros

  • The presentation includes photographs of each region, identifies the characteristics of the culture, and offers short quizzes after each section
  • Maps feature color codes that highlight the location of the various civilizations
Cons

  • At times the syntax and diction are awkward
Common Core