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Turn to page 95 of your textbook
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Take out your vocabulary sheets and describe
the words
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3.
4.
Tributary
Plateau
Alluvial plain
Silt
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2.
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4.
Developed in the valleys of four major river
systems
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Nile River
Indus River
Huang He
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Civilization called Sumer developed in the
fertile crescent.
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Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have many
tributaries. Both rivers lead to the Persian
Gulf.
Area was called Mesopotamia, which means
“the land between the rivers.”
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Northern Mesopotamia sat on the high, flat
land of a plateau.
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Southern Mesopotamia lay on the low, flat
land of an alluvial plain.
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In the spring, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
often overflowed. As the floodwaters
drained, they deposited soil and tiny rocks on
the land to form a new layer of silt.
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Turn to page 23 of your Homework and
Practice Book.
Use the maps from your textbook to fill in the
map.