. Name: _____________________________ Civilization assigned: _____________________________ Introduction to History Project. Let’s take a walk through time….Before the Muslims arrived in Spain in 711 AD, there were other civilizations that lived in Iberia. DID YOU KNOW? There’s a popular theory that the Roman name for Spain, Hispania, which became España and Spain, comes from the Phoenician name for Iberia i-shepan-im, the land or coast of rabbits. When the Phoenicians first visited Iberia in around 500 BC they saw lots of rabbits there which they named after a similar animal, the hyrax of North Africa. We had civilizations that came from the North, from the South and even by sea. They came and lived, worked and fought in Iberia, leaving behind traces of their culture that have remained till this day in actual Spanish culture. The Celts, the Iberians, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and the Visigoths form a very important part of Spain’s History…. LET’S FIND OUT HOW!! In groups you will be assigned one of these civilizations. You will investigate the influence and remains of these different people that have passed through Spain, contributing to create Spain’s culture today. You will investigate: ● ● ● ● ● ● When they arrived, what territories did they occupy on the peninsula What life was like in their cities/ villages How their society was made up Their government What legacy did they leave behind (language, architecture, art, infrastructures, traditions, religion, etc..) Other interesting facts you may want to include. Your group will have to make a presentation to teach your classmates about the civilization assigned and the part it played in Spain’s History by taking us back in time, transporting us to a village or city of that civilization. Remember, your “students” should learn about this civilization. To know if they have understood, your group will have to create different activities and or evaluations. These activities will be graded and accounted for. Each member of your group should be take part in the presentation as well as in the creation of it. BE CREATIVE AND ORIGINAL! You may use: Ipad presentations, costumes, tools, props, etc… whatever you consider necessary to transport us back in time and make us feel as if we are part of your civilization, including classroom decorations to help create the perfect atmosphere. HAVE FUN TAKING A WALK THROUGH OUR PAST!!