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WHI.3 b;c Social, Political, and Economic Characteristics of Early Civilizations

The Social, Political, and Economic Characteristics of Early Civilizations

Darryl P Eley

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of WHI.3 b;c Social, Political, and Economic Characteristics of Early Civilizations

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli WHI.3 B-C Social, Political, Religious and Economic Characteristics of Early Civilizations Answer: They all represent Characteristic of civilizations What do these pictures have in common? What are the three classes of people in our society? Social Classes
Social Classes: Ranked groups of people within a society bases on jobs or economic standing
Examples: Noble class, Working class, Slavery based on hate, debt or war
Social Hierarchy: used to measure or rank societies What evidence can you find in our society that shows Government or Politics? Government: People who seek to control
Examples-Kings, dynasties (groups of Kings), elders, chiefs, priest, Warrior kings, god kings, and queens.
Based on Strength or Heredity (pass down from parents)
Job- collect taxes, make laws, build large projects and lead in war How is Greek mythology related to Egyptian mythology? Civilization started when the first peoples of the earth, during the Neolithic era, began to live in permanent locations, advanced socially (people), politically (government) economically and religiously. Civilizations share the following characteristics: Civilizations have four common characteristics
Social classes
Political Organization (Government)
Religious Traditions Government = Political Religion Religion: systems of beliefs that include rituals and worship; also used to explain events and life
Monotheism (one god or deity)
Polytheism (many gods or deities)
Animism: spirits in objects and animals
Ancestor worship: worship family members who have died What effect did advancements in tools have on early civilizations? Economic: How people make and manage goods and services in a civilization
•Early civilizations used agriculture (farming) and irrigation (bringing water from a source to a none source) to grow food. Economics Advances in metals like bronze, copper, tin and iron led to:
•Better weapons which help people protect themselves or conquer new lands
•Better farming tools causing more food to grown which caused population to increase Early civilizations traded or bartered
•Exchanging goods and ideas
•Creation of money systems using coins
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