Ancient Civilizations – Warm Up #3 IT IS ALL ABOUT GEOGRAPHY!!! Name: ____________________________ Period: ____ 1. On the map below, identify/outline the locations of the four early river valley civilizations. Also identify major rivers that helped sustain the four river valley civilizations. academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu Complete the following table: Civilization: (after writing the name, highlight the first letter ) Geographic Location: Major River(s): ___________ Asia ___________ Asia ___________ Asia ___________ Africa 2. Let’s examine the geography of each civilization in particular: (see next page) MESOPOTAMIA On the map above identify: a). Mediterranean Sea b). Persian Gulf c). Red Sea d). Syrian Desert e). Zagros Mountains f). Arabian Peninsula On the map above identify: a). Iraq d). Iran b). Israel e). Syria c). Lebanon f). Turkey g). Kuwait h). Jordan i). Syria g). Mesopotamia h). Euphrates River i). Tigris River j). Egypt k). Afghanistan l). Pakistan EGYPT (Ancient Egypt, 3000 BCE – 2000 BCE) Map: On the map, outline / identify: A. The Nile River B. Nile Delta C. Libyan Desert D. Sahara Desert E. Upper Nile F. Lower Nile G. Mediterranean Sea H. Red Sea I. Nubia (http://0.tqn.com/d/geography/1/0/C/K/egypt.jpg) (see textbook, p.36 for help) THE INDUS VALLEY (Ancient India, 2500 BCE – 1500 BCE) washburn.edu On the map above, identify: a). Indus River b). Ganges River c). Himalaya Mountains d). Brahmaputra River e). Karakorum Mnts. f). Hindu Kush g). Thar Desert h). Monsoons (directions) Modern Outline Political Map of South Asia Identify the following countries and bodies of water A. India B. Pakistan C. Afghanistan D. China E. Nepal F. Bhutan G. Bangladesh H. Arabian Sea I. Bay of Bengal (http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/g101t/studygd/unit3/sasia/ssclosed.gif) J. Modern day country(ies) – location of Ancient Indus River Valley Civilization ANCIENT CHINA, 2000-200 BCE On the map above, identify: a). Huang He (Yellow) River b). Yangtze River c). Gobi Desert d). Taklimakan Desert e). Himalaya Mountains f). North China Plain g). Plateau of Tibet h). Yellow Sea Modern Day Outline Political Map of Asia Identify the following countries on the map: A. China B. Mongolia C. North Korea D. South Korea E. Japan http://fog.its.uiowa.edu/~c016003d/Assignments/MapsMapTerms/EastAsiablank.gif Are we done yet? I am so sick of geography by now!!! RA RA RA AH AH AH, ROMA RO MA MA, GAGA OOH LA LA!!!! jumo-pr.blogspot.com Almost!!! Patience, my young jedi knights!!! Next page, go you must! Complete this warm up you must! 3. Based on your accumulated information from the maps as well as your notes, answer the following questions: a). List any common physical characteristics of the Early River Valley Civilizations (think of their locations, environmental challenges, availability of resources, etc.). Indicate a characteristic and civilizations that shared that characteristic. Example: Unpredictable flooding of rivers – Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, China b). List any characteristic of the River Valley Civilizations that were unique to a particular location. Example: Nile flooding – predictable 4. Why did ancient civilization develop in river valleys?