Scheme of Work: Comparing Ancient Civilisations

Scheme of Work, Key Stage 2 History (unresourced)

By Chris Trevor and Paul Bracey, published 26th October 2019

Introduction to early civilisation units

What do all the Ancient Civilisations have in common?

This enquiry provides an overview of the Ancient Civilisations of Egypt, Sumer, Indus Valley and Shang, showing where and when they developed, the similarities between them and how they relate to a broadly based chronological understanding of the past. It provides a context for studying one of them in depth.

This enquiry is structured around the following question: What do all the Ancient Civilisations have in common?

Key vocabulary: civilisation, dynasty, location, river valley, irrigation, achievements.

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