Agenda: Wed. & Thu. Sept. 8 & 9, 2010

Quote of the Day:  "People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."  Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), NFL coach.

Learning Targets:
*Work cooperatively in groups to present Early Civilization Posters to the class
*Compare and contrast two early Civs; look at similarities and differences; use the 6 characteristics of a Civilization and P-E-R-S-I-A to help you.
*Understand the significance of geography on early civs (Mesopotamia & Egypt)

1.  Mr. Duez will hand out the Targets for Chapter 2 and discuss chapter 2 with the students.
2.  The class will be divided into groups:
1 - Ancient Mesopotamia
2 - Egypt
3 - Phoenicians
4 - Israelites
5 - Assyrian Empire
6 - Persian Empire
7 - Early China (Chapter 3)
8 - Early India (Chapter 3)

We will use some handouts from the chapter and the many older textbooks that Mr. Duez has in class to do the research. All posters must have:
A) Name of the Civilization very big at the top of the poster
B) A Map of the Civilization
C) Highlight some notes from the 6 Characteristics of a Civilization - 1. Religion 2. Social Structure 3. Writing System 4. Government 5. Art 6. Cities
D) Highlight notes from P-E-R-S-I-A: Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Intellectual, Artistic qualities of the civilization.
E) All posters much have at least 3 symbols drawn on it to showcase the civilization

Here are some examples from the past:

Sally (left) and Taylor (right) showing off their great work.  They are now at Tulane and UT respectively.

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