AIM: What advances in government, technology, and culture
did early civilizations make?
DO NOW: Write down three words
associated with the word civilized. (5
HW: In one paragraph (5-7 sentences), discuss two
negative (bad) and two positive (good) consequences of
civilization building. What types of issues do complex
societies deal with???
OUR CIVILIZATION: NEW YORK CITY
WHAT FACTORS MAKE US A “CIVILIZED” AND COMPLEX
SOCIETY? Write down at least 3 ideas.
CIVILIZATION- (1) group of people living and working
together for the purpose of creating an organized society.
(2) “the highest cultural grouping of people which
distinguishes humans from other species”
(3) “complex systems or network of cities that emerge
from pre-urban culture”
WHAT IS A CIVILIZATION???
EIGHT BASIC FEATURES
OF A CIVILIZATION:
(1) Writing Systems (2) Infrastructure- public works such as
bridges, roads etc.
(3) Government / Laws
(4) Art / Architecture
(5) Social Classes
(6) Organized Religion (7) Job Specialization
(8) Development of
Activity: Rank the eight characteristics of civilization in
order of what you think is the most important, and why.