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Unit 1: Redefining World Society and Culture

Lesson D: Life and Times in the Pre-Modern World

Activity 12: Putting the Civilizations Together

In this lesson, you have learned about different aspects of pre-modern civilizations. In this activity, you are going to choose any one of the civilizations that we have examined in this lesson and complete a full PERSIA chart about it. We did not review every cultural aspect about every civilization. This means that you will have to follow your teacher's directions about doing any additional research so that you are able to complete your chart. When you are done, you will share your chart with other students. Remember, when you share your chart with other students, you have both a responsibility to teach them any information that they do not know. You also have a responsibility to learn the information that your classmates share.

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Classroom Activity - Understanding Civilizations

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Directions: Find students who chose different civilizations than you did. Work together to share your civilization charts and to prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.

Download Icon Download the Student Resource: Civilization Organization Chart (doc).

  • How are civilizations similar and how are they different?
  • Which civilizations still influence the world today? How and in what ways?
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Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).


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