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.