River Valley Civilizations Comparison

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The River Valley Civilizations Comparison is a pretty basic activity for students to jigsaw. Each student reads about a different river valley civilization (Mesopotamia/Sumer, Egypt, China, and Mohenjo daro/Harappa). While reading, they annotate about elements of civilizations (cities, government, economy/trade, organized religion, specialized jobs, writing, infrastructure, social classes). Then they all regroup and share out their notes on each element of civilizations with their group, who actively listens and fills in the appropriate column on the chart. The Egypt reading is the hardest.

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January 2021
Very helpful, thank you!
July 2019
This is a great resource and can't wait to try it with my sixth graders!
April 2019
I love this!! Thank you very much. It will definitely help when my students are preparing for their end of course exam.