Theme: Civilization developed simultaneously in four areas around the world. The civilizations shared many common characteristics. The four river valleys also developed unique traits due to their environment.
Task: Write a four paragraph essay that compares and contrasts the four river valley civilizations we have studied. You must include the definition of civilization as well as facts about each of the river valleys.
Step 1: Brainstorming
Step 2: Thesis (What is the main point of your essay? What will you prove?)