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Introduction to Mesopotamia

Presentation on the timeline of events and some highlights from that time period.

kara gritzmacher

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia Mesopotamia Where was it? Map from http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/dlottmesopotamia1.html "The Land Between the Rivers" Mesopotamia is located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Southwest Asia
Mesopotamia is what is now modern day Iraq
Part of the "Fertile Crescent"- a location east of the Mediterranean Sea where the land was fertile for farming http://arabic-media.com/iraqmaps.html "Cradle of Civilization" What does civilization mean? Turn and talk to your table group. Build a group definition. Civilization A civilization is a society that has developed arts, sciences, government and social structure. Characteristics of a Civilization... stable food supply
social structure with different social levels and jobs
system of government
a religious system
highly developed way of life- art, painting, architecture
advances in technology
highly developed written language How does Mesopotamia stand out?

it was a new form of government, religion, and law
science, technology, math were becoming significant
it is the birthplace of the world's first cities
it is birthplace of the first practical system of writing A video on the Introduction of Mesopotamia http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/people-places-kids/iraq-mesopotamia-kids/ Turn and talk to the person sitting next to you. Tell them one new fact you learned.

How can we compare this to early people and the farming villages?
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