Theme Project: Plan and create your own civilization by completing the following tasks.

1. Determine When and Where Do some research in your textbook or in other resources to learn some facts about ancient civilizations. Decide when and where you want your civilization to exist. Then, think of a name for your civilization.

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2. Create a Timeline Think of important events that might have occurred in the history of your civilization. For example, when was its language or system of writing invented? When was the first city built, etc.? List the events below.

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3. Describe the Government Consider the structure you want for your civilization's government. Describe the structure below. Include branches of the government, and describe its role, leaders and other officials of that branch. Use the information to create a diagram that illustrates your governmental system. Use boxes to indicate each part of the government, its role and officials. Use arrows and lines to show how the branches are connected or related.

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4. Describe the Beliefs Think about what beliefs and values you want your civilization to have. Describe any special laws, rules, customs, and ceremonies that are important to your civilization.

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5. Create Artwork What are the important symbols and styles of your civilization? Choose three items, such as architecture, clothing, civic symbols, etc., and draw pictures, make clay models, or use other media to show how these items looked. Use the boxes below to plan your artwork. In each large box, make a sketch of what your artwork will look like. Then, create each piece. Put a checkmark in the small box beside the sketch to show you have finished the artwork.

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6. Share Your Civilization With your teacher, choose a day to tell your classmates about your civilization. Choose one of the civilizations you are studying in this unit to compare with yours. Tell how your civilization is the same or different from the other civilization. Show your artwork and describe the government.