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How do hierarchies exist in a society? How does the social structure of a civilization function? Let’s explore.
Social structures existed thousands of years ago as they do today.
- How were people organized in society?
- Who was at the top of the social structure and who was at the bottom?
- Why did a hierarchy even exist?
- Were people peaceful?
In this lesson, you will explore the social characteristics of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India.
Use the Graphic Organizer – Notes, found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, to take notes on the social characteristics of ancient civilizations. You may want to divide the notes into four sections: Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India.
As you are reading and watching the videos pay close attention to the society or social structure of each of the civilizations. A suggested answer key can be found on Ancient Civilizations – Social Characteristics – Notes – Answer Key, also found in the Downloadable Resources.
Use the following resources as you gather information: