Social Studies - 2018-19

3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (China and Egypt)

The student will describe how people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that ancient world peoples adapted to their environment in order to survive

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

People in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment in different ways.

ESSENTIALS

Human activities develop in response to physical environments. When the environment does not meet human needs, people adapt to meet those needs.

Ways people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environments

Ancient China:

·  Farmed in fertile soil along the rivers

·  Fished in the rivers and seas

·  Mined natural resources

Ancient Egypt:

·  Farmed in fertile soil along the Nile River

·  Created irrigation systems

·  Traded along the Mediterranean coast


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 29, 2018