Unit 1 Ancient River Civilizations

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Map Activity:

Unit 1 Ancient River Civs Map Terms
(Printable map)
Practice Chart (Know your kingdoms sheet)



Lesson Modules


1.1 Ancient Sumeria
1.2 Sumerian Cuneiform, Mathematics and Inventions
1.3 The Indus River Valley Civilization
1.4 Early Egyptian Empire (Upper and Lower Egypt)
1.5 Old Kingdom & the Pyramids
1.6 Middle Kingdom 'The Golden Age of Egypt'
1.7 New Kingdom and collapse of Egypt
1.8 Egyptian Religion
1.9 Egyptian Daily Life
1.10 Egyptian Neighbors (Other tribes of the Fertile Crescent)


Video: Ancient Civilizations, Trade, & Empires PART I, by Mrharrisonwrldhist (12:03 min)
Video: Ancient Civilizations, Trade, & Empires PART II, by Mrharrisonwrldhist (6:28 min)




Unit 1 Study Guide (for exam)






Ancient Egypt Page


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Unit 1 Egyptian Neighbors Activity page

An interesting fellow teacher's activity that he has his students working on. Check it out!

(Excel File)

Cool PBS site about Egypt's Pyramids


Other Ancient Links

Ancient Civilizations Links for Kids: From Mrs. Mitchel's Virtual School Links
Gobekli Tepe: An 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools
or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. (Thanks Austin)