• TB --> pp. 52-57.
  • Slides.

  • Venn Diagram Chart --> Tigris-Euphrates River Valley Cultures vs. Nile River Valley Culture


  • To be able to list the natural advantages that the Nile Valley had over Mesopotamia as a center for the development of civilization.
  • To understand the different ways in which life in ancient Egypt related to the Nile.
  • To explain why the Greek historian, Herodotus, described Egypt as the Gift of the Nile.
  • To describe how the unification of the northern and southern parts of ancient Egypt under Menes altered Egypt's political organization.


  cataract   delta   nome   Menes


  Be able to find and identify the following on a map of the
  northeast corner of Africa and the eastern Mediterranean
  • Mediterrean Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Gulf of Aden
  • Indian Ocean
  • Lake Victoria
  • Lake Albert
  • Nile River
  • Blue Nile
  • White Nile
  • Sahara Desert
  • Libyan Desert
  • Nubian Desert
  • Arabian Desert
  • Ethiopian Highlands
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Lower Egypt
  • Upper Egypt
  • Memphis
  • Nile Delta



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