Welcome: Early Civilizations - Nile River, Indus River and Huang He Valley
Description: River valleys have been called the "Cradle of Civilization" due to their ability to provide fertile soil and access to sea trade. The Nile in Egypt, the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia, the Indus in the Indus Valley, and the Huang Ho in China, were all river valleys which fostered the development of advanced civilizations in these regions.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Civilizations, Geography, Economics, Religion, Politics
Author(s): Jane Baldwin