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