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  • 1. Social Studies for 8th E.G.B. | Teacher: Mauricio Torres
  • 2.   Mesopotamia was not the only place where civilizations developed.  The Nile River helped develop another civilization: Egypt.  This river, the longest in the world, brought life to the people settled around it.  Herodotus, a Greek historian called Egypt “the gift of the Nile”. Introduction
  • 3.   As mentioned before, The Nile is the longest river in the world.  It runs 6000 kms long.  It begins in central Africa and flows north to the Mediterranean Sea.  It created a fertile valley 18 kms wide. Outside this area, there is only desert. The Nile: Physical Features and Location
  • 4.   Ancient Egypt included two regions, one to the north and the other one in the south.  The southern region was known as Upper Egypt.  The northern area was known as Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt
  • 5.   A delta is a triangle shaped area of land made of soil deposited by a river.  Two thirds of the fertile land of Egypt is located on the delta. The Delta
  • 6.   Egypt receives little rain throughout the year. That is the reason why it is mostly covered by desert.  Rain in the highlands of east Africa caused the Nile to flood:  These floods caused the land to be rich in nutrients and ideal for farming.  This land was dark in color because of silt.  Egyptians awaited the floods each year, because it represented a “life-giving” miracle. Floods of the Nile
  • 7.   Explain  Where were Upper and Lower Egypt?  Draw Conclusions:  Why was it important to the Egyptian’s that the Nile´s flooding was consistent? Ask Yourself
  • 8.   Burstein, S. M., & Shek, R. (2012). World History (Teacher´s Edition) (1st Edition ed.). (H. McDougal, Ed.) Orlando, Florida, US.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.  Images taken from www.google.com Bibliography