Ancient mesopotamia map project

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Ancient Mesopotamia Map Project

A. Draw a map of Ancient Mesopotamia on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities Landmarks Bodies of Water

Hit Kish Zagros Mountains Tigris River

Ur Nineveh Euphrates River

Uruk Ashur Mediterranean Sea

Babylon Persian Gulf

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

Mesopotamia Bodies of Water

Surrounding Countries Fertile Soil

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. Name the 5 traits of a civilization.

b. Define what a city-state is. Give an example.

2a. What type of religion did people in Sumer believe in? Add the definition of this religion to your answer.

b. List what the four all-powerful gods ruled over.

3a. What is a ziggurat?

b. Explain the function of a ziggurat in a Sumerian city-state.

4a. What is cuneiform?

b. Write the symbol for Bird, Cow, and Water in “Cuneiform” on your map.

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, Chapter 3 & Chapter 4. Use the maps on page 79, 94, 109, and 120. The questions for Part C can be found on pages 82-107.)

Ancient Israel Map Project

A. Draw a map of the land of the Israelites on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities Landmarks Bodies of Water

Jerusalem Mt. Sinai Mediterranean Sea

Ramses Sinai Peninsula Red Sea

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

Egypt Bodies of water

Canaan Route of the Exodus

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. What was the belief of the Israelites?

b. How was this different from the other beliefs of the ancient world?

2a. What was the name of the land of the Israelites?

b. Why did the Israelites migrate into Egypt?

3a. What was the Exodus?

b. Who was the leader of the Israelites during this time?

4a. What were the laws that Moses carried down from Mt. Sinai?

b. Explain the agreement between the Israelites and God?

Why did the Israelites agree to obey them?

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, Chapter 10. Use the map on page 331. The questions for Part C can be found on pages 325-331.)

Ancient Egypt Map Project

A. Draw a map of Ancient Egypt on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities Landmarks Bodies of Water

Memphis Sahara Desert Cataracts

Giza Sinai Peninsula Mediterranean Sea

Thebes Arabian Peninsula Red Sea

Abu Simbel Upper Egypt Dead Sea

Lower Egypt Gulf of Suez

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

Nile River Fertile Area

Nile Delta _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tropic of Cancer

Other Bodies of Water

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. Define what a delta is.

b. Why was the Nile River important to Egypt?

2a. What was the earliest Egyptian writing called?

b. What paper-like material did the Egyptians invent?

3a. What was the religion of Ancient Egypt?

b. What were the roles of Re, Osiris, Isis, and Anubis?

4a. What are the Red and White Crowns? Who wore them?

b. Briefly explain the legend of King Narmer. (What was the result?)

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook)

India Map Project

A. Draw a map of the Indian Subcontinent on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities Landmarks Bodies of Water

Mohenjo Daro Himalayas Arabian Sea

Harrapa Hindu Kush Mountains Bay of Bengal

Thar Desert Brahmaputra River

Deccan Plateau Indus River

Ganges River

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

India China Bodies of Water

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. Define subcontinent.

b. What separates the Indian region from the rest of Asia?

2a. Name the three major rivers that flow from the Himalayas into India.

b. What did these rivers supply to the Indus Valley?

3a. List and describe the four social classes of India.

b. How did the castes influence daily life?

3a. What is the Bhagavad Gita?

b. Who was one of the most powerful gods? What did this god do?

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, and in Chapter 7.)

Ancient China Map Project

A. Draw a map of China on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities Landmarks Bodies of Water

Ch’ang-an Himalayas Huang He River

Luoyang Taklimakan Desert Chang Jiang River

Anyang Gobi Desert Pacific Ocean

Zhengzhou Yellow Sea

East China Sea

South China Sea

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

China Other countries Silk Roads

India Bodies of water Great Wall

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. What are the three natural boundaries that surround China?

b. How did these boundaries affect China’s relationship with the rest of the world?

2a. Name the four dynasties.

b. During which dynasty was the Great Wall of China built?

3a. Who was China’s greatest teacher?

b. What was the central idea of Confucianism? What does it mean?

4a. What emperor unified China?

b. List five things he did to unify his empire.

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, Chapter 8. Use the maps on page 249, 269, 278, and 279. The questions for Part C can be found on pages 253-269.)

Ancient Greece Map Project

A. Draw a map of Ancient Greece on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major cities/regions Landmarks Bodies of Water

Ithaca Crete Mt. Olympus Adriatic Sea Athens Attica Ionian Sea Sparta Thessaly Aegean Sea

Mycenae Peloponnesus Sea of Crete

Knossos Mediterranean Sea

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

Greek City-States Asia Minor Boundary of Greece

Macedonia Bodies of water Mt. Olympus

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. How is the climate of Greece similar to California’s climate?

b. What effect did the climate have on farming? What were the main crops?

2a. What were the two major early Greek civilizations?

b. Draw a graphic organizer and list three facts about each civilization.

3a. What happened during the Dark Age?

b. What kept the history of Greece alive during this time?

4a. Define city-states.

b. What was the Age of Expansion?

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, Chapter 11. Use the maps on page 329 and 333. The questions for Part C can be found on pages 328-333.) A26, 401, 389

Ancient Rome Map Project

A. Draw a map of the early settlements of Italy on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Include the following on your map:

Major settlements Landmarks Bodies of Water

Rome Apennine Mountains Adriatic Sea

Corsica Latium Plain Tyrrhenian Sea

Sardinia Mediterranean Sea

Sicily Tiber River

B. Create a map key and include it on your map. Choose colors or patterns to represent the following land features. Color them on your map key, and then color your map according to your key.

Italian Greeks Etruscans Bodies

Peninsula Of Water

and surrounding areas

C. Write the following questions and include the answers on your map. (Be sure your answers are in complete sentences!)

1a. Why was Rome called the midpoint of the Mediterranean?

b. What were the geographical advantages of Rome’s location?

2a. Who advised Rome’s early kings? Describe them.

b. What new form of government was adopted in 509BC?

3a. What were the differences between the patricians and the plebians?

b. Why did the plebians rebel?

4a. Who fought in the Punic Wars? Who won?

b. How was it possible for Rome to conquer so much so quickly? Give 5 reasons.

5a. What Roman leader declared himself “dictator for life” and ended the Roman republic?

b. What happened to him? (See Chapter 14, p.430)

(All information for this map project can be found in your Social Studies textbook, Chapter 13. Use the map on page 398. The questions for Part C can be found on pages 396-430.)

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