Type:

Manual

Description:

A basic powerpoint presentation that provides accurate information and pictures about ancient civilizations.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Other

Keywords:

civilizations; fertile crescent; Egypt; Mesopotamia; Indus Valley

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
2
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-06-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This PowerPoint presentation is a very useful resource. Although it does not include a lesson plan with objectives, procedures, or an assessment, the content in the presentation is straightforward and accurate. It could be used as an introduction or overview of Ancient Civilizations in an upper elementary or middle school class. Along with the information, the presentation also includes maps and photographs of the four Ancient Civilizations. This presentation could be further developed and/or integrated into a more extensive unit.
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Ross Dunn
July 22, 2008

The definition of Fertile Crescent in this PPT presentation seems misleading. The Fertile Crescent is usually defined as constituting an arc of relatively well-watered or irrigable land extending from Lower Mesopotamia and adjacent hill country to the area that is today Israel. Some historians include Egypt as part of the Fertile Crescent but not the majority. I know of no historian who would describe the Indus River valley or Yellow River valley as Fertile Crescent civilizations. That would require a radically new definition. However, comparing all four of these river valley societies is a commendable idea.

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