chapter 5 - maya kolton

chapter 5 - maya kolton

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  • Hi Ii'm Brittany and I am from the past i'm here to take you to ancient Sumer and teach you about civilization
  • Ok, my name is Maya.
  • What did government have to do with civilization?
  • All civilizations have a system of government to direct people and make everything organized. The Sumerians believed that god chose the king and the king was a god. That made the king very powerful because of what they believed. They made big choices like the law. They also collected taxes. they made sure everything was going right.
  • Civilization has parts to it that make civilization. One part is government.
  • Religion was another part of civilization. A religious system includes both sets of beliefs, Most in god or gods in forms of worship. In Sumer religious beliefs were pretty much their life. They expressed their beliefs in the temple of Ziggurats. Ziggurats was a temple where people of Sumer could go and express there beliefs with other people whose beliefs are the same.
  • What is another part of civilization?
  • The arts was another very important part of civilization. The core parts of the arts are music,art and architecture. Muisc was very important because they believed that it brought joy to the gods. Art was important because metal workers made cups and weapons and decorative items. Architecture was important becuase they designed temples and they designed ziggurats.
  • Are there any more parts of civilization? besides government and religion?
  • This is so cool! What other parts of civilization are there?
  • Civilizations need a stable food supply in order to stay alive. The Sumerians invented two main things to help them create a stable food supply. One of the main things was irrigation systems. They built a networks of canals and reservoirs to provide their crops with a regular supply of water. The second main thing was the plow. It is a tool that is used for tilling, or turning, the soil is prepare it for planting. Before it was invented it was much harder to prepare soil.
  • The final part of civilization that i'm going to teach you is writing. Before cuneiform the way people showed writing was pitcographs. They showed symbols that stand for real objects. Scribes used a sharpened reed to draw symbols on wet clay. When the clay dried, the marks became permanent "writing".
  • This was so cool! Thank you for teaching what civilization is!
  • THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! Teach me more!!!!
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