At the dawn of human civilization, there were four centers of development based around areas that were rich in water and fertile soil: The Nile River Valley, The Indus River Valley, Yellow River Valley, and the Tigris and Euphrates Valley. As a class you will be divided up into groups of 5-6 students, each group will be assigned one of the four river valley civilizations.
Each student will be responsible for becoming an expert on one of the following aspects of their assigned civilization: government, culture/society, geography, weather, and technology. Students will gather the information by visiting the provided web links and completing activities, watching videos, viewing artifacts, or reading primary sources.
With this information the group will act as a news team to produce a 2-3 minute news cast which presents the information in a creative way.