Big History Project
- WATCH: Where and Why Did the First Cities and States Appear?
- READ: Intro to Agrarian Civilizations
- ACTIVITY: Comparing Civilizations
- READ: Uruk
- READ: Mesoamerica
- READ: Jericho
- READ: East Asia
- READ: Greco-Roman
- READ: Aksum
- READ: Ghana
- READ: We're not in Kansas Anymore — The Emergence of Early Cities
- READ: The Origin of World Religions
- ACTIVITY: Comparing Crops
- READ: Gallery — Civilization
- Quiz: The First Cities and States Appear
ACTIVITY: Comparing Civilizations
Comparing early agrarian civilizations will allow you to learn about the diversity of these civilizations as well as the different approaches taken to overcome geographic and environmental challenges.
Fill out the Civilizations Comparison Chart as you read the next seven articles.
You may also use the Agriculture and Civilizations Infographic to help you with this process.
Download the answer key and check your chart once you've completed it for all civilizations)