River Valley Civilizations Unit 2

Civilizations first begin to spring up along fertile river valleys. These river valleys provided the perfect growing areas for farmers and trade flourished along the length of the rivers.



  • GVC: Assess the impact of geography on the locations of early civilizations (River Valley Civilizations)
  • GVC: Examine the major characteristics of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus valley and the Yellow river.
    • Analyze the social political and economic structure
    • Investigate the technological advancements
    • Examine the geographic significance
  • Tigris and EuphratesBabylonians, Sumerians, Assyrians and Mesopotamian pdf 
    • Writing (cuneiform) vid
    • Commerce (farming, trade) vid
    • Hammurabi’s Code vid
  • Jordan River – Hebrews Judaism pdf

    Egyptian Culture Book

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  • Nile River – Egyptians pdf vid interactive vid
    • Egyptian Culture Book   Art for book pdf
  • Indus River – Mehanjo-Daro ppt vid
  • Yellow River – Chinese ppt vid