Theme Project: Choose an ancient civilization and show how it has left a legacy to the world.

1. Choose a Civilization Choose an ancient civilization from this unit for your theme project. Write the name of the civilization on the blank below.

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2. Make a List As you read through the unit, make a list of the cultural achievements of the civilization you chose. Include aspects such as language, architecture, art, science and math, government, major ideas or belief systems.

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Choose one of these achievements to focus your theme project on. Write it down on the blank below.

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3. Do Research Do research on the lasting influences of your civilization on the world. Using your textbook and reference books in your school or local library to find the information. Fill in the blanks below with the information. Put a check in the box next to each question when you have found the answer. Use a separate piece of paper to write down any other interesting information that you find.

check Geographic regions or countries today that have been influenced by the civilization you have chosen.

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check Examples of present-day features of society and culture that show the influence the civilization you chose.

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4. Write a Description Use the information from your research to write a one-page description of the influence of your civilization on the world today. Describe the specific achievements of your civilization, the areas of the world today that show the influence of these achievements and how. Make sure to give examples of these influences.

Check off each step as you complete it.

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5. Create a Map Use the information from your research to create a map that show the areas of the world that are influenced by the achievements of your civilization. Make sure to make labels for the different regions and countries.

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6. Gather Pictures Collect or draw pictures of examples of the influences of the civilization on life today.

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7. Create a Display Create a display that shows the influence of your civilization. Use poster board or large pieces of paper and paste your world map, feature description, and pictures on it. Create a title for your display.

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8. Share Your Work Share your display with your classmates.