Friday, October 18, 2013

The End of Prehistory...

and the beginning of the Fertile Crescent civilizations.  Chapter 1 is behind us and we are moving into our first big (5 section) chapter.  This chapter also includes a project that will be completed by Thanksgiving.  As we move forward, remember the role geography plays in making a civilization successful.  That very same geography allowed people to enter into the Agricultural Revolution.  Agriculture may have meant more work for people, but it also brought incredible benefits (settled homes, surplus, population growth, specialization, trade, communities).  These things don't go away just because the chapter on prehistory is over, they are the foundations upon which all civilizations are built.  Keep that in mind, it will probably (hint) show up on most of your tests and quizzes....