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CLASS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS



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CLASS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. What is the importance of private property in civilization?
2. What is the connection between irrigation systems and civilization?
3. Why did the earliest civilization emerge in Mesopotamia?
4. How did the Sumerians politically organize early Mesopotamia?
5. What factors defined civilization in Sumerian culture?
6. Why were cities important in Mesopotamian civilization?
7. Was writing indispensable to civilization?
8. What are some of the great social losses associated with civilization?
9. What was the form of political organization in ancient Egypt?
10. What other early centers of civilization developed in the Middle East and Africa

besides Mesopotamia and Egypt?


THE INSTRUCTOR'S TOOL KIT
Map References
Danzer, Discovering World History through Maps and Views

Source Maps: S4-S6, S8. Reference Maps: R2, R24.


Video/Film
Iraq: Stairway to the Gods. Compton Film Distributors

Ancient Egypt. Time-LifeFilms

Mysteries of the Great Pyramid. Wolper Productions

Egypt: Gifl of the Nile. Coronet Films

Israel: A Search for Faith. Pyramid Films

Ancient Palestine. Coronet Films

A People is Born. PBS/WNET

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Filmic Archives

The Ancient Mariners. Filmic Archives

Mysteries of the Pyramids. Filmic Archives

The Village of the Craftsmen. Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Woman 's Place. Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Temple Priests and Civil Servants. Films for the Humanities & Sciences


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