The Start of Civilization


For 6th grade social studies, Grace is learning about ancient civilizations. I figured a good place to start would be the beginning, so we began exploring what it takes for a civilization to form. We’re using activities from Hands on History…I did have to modify things a bit to accommodate a smaller “class.” 😉

For Grace’s civilization to have a successful beginning, she had to collect water from a “river” (the sink), build a shelter, and gather plenty of food through farming and hunting. She only had 45 minutes to complete all of her tasks or her civilization would surely fail before it even began.

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So, did she manage to get her civilization off the ground? Of course she did! With 9 minutes to spare. 😀

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