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By Wendy Conklin

This source presents classes and actions that convey 4 far-off cultures vibrantly into the school room and immerse scholars in historical past. wealthy historical past fabrics aid enticing actions corresponding to reading-aloud a brief play in line with the epic of Gilgamesh, studying the fundamentals of chinese language calligraphy, making plans an Indus Valley go back and forth itinerary, enjoying a board video game well known in old Kush, and plenty of extra. to be used with Grades five & Up.

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Students may wish to show roads by cutting out strips of construction paper. Tell groups to use a colored pencil to shade the city section that the model represents on their graph paper. ❼ Have groups display their designs and models. Allow the class to vote for the best design. The best design can be chosen based on the criteria students have discovered in their research, including an upper and lower section of the city, a great wall, wide straight roads with right angles, neatly rowed houses, and so on.

Moksha, or release from reincarnation, or rebirth 48 Ancient Civilizations © Wendy Conklin, Scholastic Teaching Resources ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Africa Map and Time Line Kush Mediterranean Sea c. 2100–1700 BC Memphis Nile Ri ve r SOUTHWEST ASIA Thebes AFRICA Aswan Kerma Red Sea Napata R ara Atb Meroe 0 100 200 300 2200 BC Egypt slowly loses control of Kush. 1540 BC Egypt takes over Kush. 750 BC The Kush king Piya invades Egypt and claims to rule both Egypt and Kush. BC A new state, called Kush, emerges in Nubia.

OW ...... m ❶ Share the background information on page 36 about the disappearance of the Indus Valley civilization. Tell students that scholars debate this topic and have developed a number of theories to explain the mysterious disappearance. ❷ Divide the class into groups of three. Distribute overhead transparencies and overhead markers to students. ❸ Write the following causes on the board: climate changes, drought, floods, erosion, change in the Indus River’s path, drying up of other rivers, earthquakes, and invaders.

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