The first human civilizations emerged in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern and East Asia approximately five thousand years ago. The civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China were all significantly influence-d by their respective geographical surroundings. Additionally, they structured their agricultural practices, trade patterns, and even religious beliefs around the natural world.
Members of these early communities crafte-d, unique social, cultural, and political institutions that reflecte-d their relationship with nature and with each other. In this task, you will be require-d to describe the key geographical features, religious beliefs, political structures, and social structures of ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. Also you will then compose a brief essay that compares your choice of two of these civilizations by using one characteristic from the table.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual. However, the sources can be directly quote-d or closely paraphrase-d from sources, even if cite-d correctly. An originality report is provide-d when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detaile-d criteria that will be use=d to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
1. key geographical features
2. religious beliefs
3. political structures
4. social and/or cultural characteristics
Note: You may include a short paragraph in each cell or a thorough bulleted list with significant key terms. Please be sure to include appropriate source references for the information in your chart.
C. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.
1. Include the following information when providing source references:
location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL