7-W2.1.2-Use historical and modern maps and other sources to locate, describe, and analyze major river systems and discuss the ways these physical settings supported permanent settlements and the development of early civilizations. 7-W2.1.3-Examine early civilizations to describe their common features such as ways of governing, food supplies, economic and social structures, the use of resources and technology, the division of labor, and forms of communication. 7-W2.1.4-Define the concept of cultural diffusion and how it resulted in the spread of ideas and technology from one region to another. 7-W2.1.5-Describe pastoralism and explain how the climate and geography of Central Asia was linked to the rise of pastoral societies on the steppes.
Unit 2 Writing Prompt
Why do you feel civilizations developed more quickly in the Mesopotamian Region than in other regions of the world?