Joe Barisic 10-23-15
Expository Writing ELA
Ancient Mesopotamia was the first civilization. It all started at the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent was covered in silt, which is a fine, clay substance. In the winter when the snow melts, it leaves the silt behind. There's also two rivers going through the middle of the Fertile Crescent which are The Tigris and Euphrates rivers. That makes it an ideal place to grow crops. To also help the growth of crops, they dug ditches to help the water move around. All the water came from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. All of those features made the nomads stay in one place.
Cultural elements the Mesopotamian had created are language, social classes, and religion. They used Cuneiform, which was their form of writing. With Cuneiform, they could keep track of harvest, trade, and they could also write prescriptions. They also wrote stories. They wrote all these things on clay tablets. Kings, back in Mesopotamia, were called Lugals. They were the highest social class. The other social classes in order are, the upper class which had priests and government officials. The middle class had craftsmen, farmers, and traders, and the lower class had slaves. Their religion, was polytheistic, that meant the worship of many gods. They built ziggurats for each god, ziggurats were pyramid shaped structures.
Ancient Judaism was a religion which was monotheistic. That means the worship of one all powerful God. The Jewish people had an organized system of beliefs. The reason they were organized was because they had the Ten Commandments which guided them.
Ancient Mesopotamians were the first people to create a civilization. There was the Fertile Crescent were it all started. Then there was the elements of culture which was there rules, then there was Judaism which is still around today.
Robbie Cooper 10-23-15
Expository writing ELA
Ancient Mesopotamia was the first civilization. The Fertile Crescent was where it all began. After winter the snow melted, the runoff brought silt, which was fertile soil, down to the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Then when the nomads found the fertile land they no longer had to search for food and water, because that was the ideal place to grow crops. When they started to farm, they began to irrigate their fields with canals and ditches with the water from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
Soon after, they started to create their own cultural elements. They also made a writing system called Cuneiform. They used Cuneiform for keeping track of harvest, trade, and prescriptions. Cuneiform is made of pictures and symbols. They wrote on clay tablets. They also used Cuneiform for telling stories.
About one thousand years later, Judaism was formed. Judaism was important because it was the first monotheistic religion, which means that they worshiped one God. They were also more organized religion and had more rules and beliefs.
With all those features, the first civilization was created. If it wasn't for the Fertile Crescent then the nomads wouldn't have settled, none of the cultural elements would not have been formed, and Judaism couldn't have been created, so all in all, if this didn't happen then our advanced civilization would not be here this day.
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