Ch. 3: Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent
Sec. 1: Geography of the Fertile Crescent
Thesis: The fertile lands alongside and between the Tigris
and Euphrates Rivers were the site of the world's
A civilization is a complex society with:
1. stable food supply
2. division of labor (specialization of labor or jobs)
3. system of government
4. social levels (social hierarchy or economic class)
5. art, architecture/engineering, music, religion,
and laws. Also, for most civilizations, a written
"Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers"
Sec. 2: The Rise of Sumer
Thesis: Sumerians developed the world's first civilization in
Sec. 3: Sumerian Achievements
Thesis: Sumerians made many advances that helped their
Imagine life without just ONE of ancient Sumeria's achievements. These students did... (below)
Sec. 4: Later Peoples of the Fertile Crescent
Thesis: After the Sumerians, many cultures ruled parts of
the fertile crescent.
"Mesopotamia: The Development of Written Language"
"Mesopotamia: Trade Routes & Transportation"