Why Do Civilizations Fall?


  • Aug 24 2010 10:22 PM

    John Garrett


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In this resource from the Annenberg Media Project, students learn about the rise and fall of civilizations. They examine what happens when a society collapses by seeing how archeologists find and interpret evidence. Students examine the many factors, such as war, drought, natural disasters, disease, overpopulation, or economic disruption, that can bring about the collapse of a civilization. This resource examines the demise of four ancient civilizations.

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: World History, History-Social Science, Geography


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