Mesopotamia/River Valley Civilizations
Our quest in Social Studies began with our
Essential Question: How does geography affect our lives?
We have explored the difficulties that early humans had and what they needed to survive: food/shelter/water
We next traveled with the early humans out of East Africa to Europe and Asia as the nomads/hunter-gatherers (Paleolithic Era) were starting to settle and begin to farm (Neolithic Era).
We begin in the ancient city of Mesopotamia the first civilization and learn about the 8 Elements of a civilization. We focus on the irrigation system, the Sumerians, hierarchies, laws, architecture, written language and trade.