7 Aspects of Civilization

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7 Aspects of Civilization by Mind Map: 7 Aspects of Civilization

1. Social Structure and Family Life

1.1. Nile

1.1.1. Had peasants and craft people employed by the governement

1.1.2. Highest class is related to the Pharaoh

1.1.3. Bureaucracy is a highly structured organization managed by officials who acted upon the Pharaohs

1.1.4. Pharoah is the ruler

1.2. Huang He

1.2.1. The wealthy people of this society often owned slaves.

1.2.2. There were wealthy nobles in this society.

1.2.3. Occupations of this society included farming.

1.2.4. The leaders were kings.

2. Religion

2.1. Nile

2.1.1. Lower Egypt worshipped cobra goddess.

2.1.2. Upper Egypt prayed to a vulture goddess.

2.1.3. Egyptians believed in an afterlife.

2.1.4. The people of this society believed Pharaohs are god.

2.2. Huang He

2.2.1. Wealthy Nobles performed rituals.

2.2.2. This society believed in an afterlife.

2.2.3. Members of this society worshipped ancestors.

2.2.4. People of this society often took advice from oracle bones.

3. Economy and Trade

3.1. Huang He

3.1.1. One of the first organized systems of currency was developed in the Huang He region

3.1.2. Roads and canals were built to make trade easier and more efficient

3.1.3. Created and traded bronze and jade goods

3.1.4. Economy relied heavily on agriculture.

3.2. Nile

3.2.1. Craftsmen in Egypt were trained and skilled laborers.

3.2.2. Craftsmen were well-respected and lived a comfortable lifestyle.

3.2.3. Sailors and merchants imported goods from surrounding lands

3.2.4. Traded to countries like Babylonia, Greece, and some parts of Africa

4. Geography and Agriculture

4.1. Nile

4.1.1. The Nile and Sahara deter intruders.

4.1.2. This river is the most important physical feature in Egypt.

4.1.3. This is the longest river in the world.

4.1.4. The river floods annually.

4.1.5. The river is 4,000 miles long

4.1.6. The river flows through the Sahara.

4.1.7. This river provides fertile soil.

4.2. Huang He

4.2.1. This river is in the fertile crescent.

4.2.2. This river floods annually.

4.2.3. This river provides fertile soil.

4.2.4. This river is located in the Himalayas.

5. Science and Technology

5.1. Nile

5.1.1. Building the pyramids required engineers and architects that understood how well buildings would stand and how much weight a column could support.

5.1.2. Egyptians knew basic arithmetic, how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

5.1.3. Masters of human anatomy helped treat humans.

5.1.4. Doctors prescribed regimens of basic hygiene.

5.2. Huang He

5.2.1. This society made yearly calenders.

5.2.2. Iron weapons were used for defense.

5.2.3. This society created the first money system.

5.2.4. Members of this society had a writing system.

6. Government and Leaders

6.1. Nile

6.1.1. Menes conquered lower Egypt and united both upper and lower Egypt.

6.1.2. Menes founded Egypt's first dynasty.

6.1.3. This society had organized leadership.

6.1.4. Pharaohs were given very much power because it was believed they were God.

6.2. Huang He

6.2.1. The government consisted of Shang Kings surrounded by a court.

6.2.2. The king appointed governors.

6.2.3. The army was responsible for preventing rebellions.

6.2.4. This society had a large army.

7. Arts and Education

7.1. Nile

7.1.1. The Egyptians made paintings and sculptures.

7.1.2. The Egyptians wrote using Hieroglyphs.

7.1.3. The scribes went to school.

7.1.4. Most weren't educated unless they were scribes.

7.2. Huang He

7.2.1. Members of this society practiced writing with symbols.

7.2.2. Specialists worked with bronze.

7.2.3. The wealthy collected expensive objects.

7.2.4. Specialists were trained for building of tombs.