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Middle School: Grade 7 Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations

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World book


Skim & Scan

To skim, read:

  • title
  • headings
  • lead and ending
  • first sentence of each paragraph
  • images and captions

To find the main idea:

  • Find the most important word or phrase.
  • What is the text saying about that word or phrase?

To scan:

  • Know what information you need.
  • Make a list of related keywords.
  • Look or CTRL+F for those keywords. Headings help!
  • Read the sections where those words are found

Google vs Databases

Evaluating Information


Skim & Scan SLideshow

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Society/ Social Class

  • Social Class
  • Gender/ Family roles
  • Traditions/ lifestyle


  • Laws are needed, justice served
  • There are wars and revolutions
  • The political power depends on the type of government.

Interactions between Human/ Environment

  • Geography is important for interactions
  • How do people live in those environments?
  • How did the people get there?


  • Religions, beliefs, and their practices
  • They studied philosophies and ideologies
  • Science - tech - education
  • Art + architecture


  • Money
  • Labor systems
  • Agriculture, manufacturing business, etc.
  • Trade


Extended Research

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