Early Civilizations

Basic Features
Religious Beliefs

- identify important values and beliefs in two or more early civilizations and describe how they affected daily life
- identify and compare the distinguishing features of two or more early civilizations
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compare and respond to myths and legends from two or more early civilizations

A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

Odyssey Online explores the Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African and Ancient America cultures.
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/

Using the introductory pages to the Near East Civilization, identify 3 characteristics that define a "civilization".

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Use the links to the Mythology section of each of these civilizations to complete the chart.

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Who (or what) was worshiped?

Purpose of worship

Rituals? If yes, who performed them?

Name and purpose of religious stories

 

Egypt

 

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Greece
 

 

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Rome

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What similarities are there between these civilizationsí religious beliefs and practices?

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What differences are there? ________________________________________________________

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