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1 NAME _________________________________ Period ________________________In developing your answer , be sure to keep this general definition in This question is based on the accompanying documents. It is designed to test your abil-ity to work with historical documents. Some of these documents have been edited for the purposes of this question. As you analyze the documents, take into account the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in the document. Around 3500 B.C. in southwestern Asia the first of the River Valley Civilizations began. The ancient River Valley Civilizations of Egypt, China, and Mesopota-mia all made key contributions to future societies. Using information from the documents and your knowledge of global history, answer the questions that follow each document in Part A. Your answers to the questions will help you write the Part B essay in which you will be asked to:Task: Historical Context: Discuss and describe two contributions from each of the River DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTIONBrainstorm Outside Information Here. Box Outline Task Documents Valley Civilizations that influenced future civilizations.discuss means “to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail”
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2 1. What was cuneiform and who invented it? [1] Sumerians created cuneiform script over 5000 years ago. It was the world's first written lan-guage. Sumerians invented this writing system to keep track of business dealings because they traded with people who lived in lands that were hundreds and even thousands of miles away. Writing was a giant leap forward in the development of civilization. People kept records and new ideas were now able to be passed easily from generation to generation. Cuneiform was written on clay tablets, and then baked hard in a kiln. 2. List three ways the Sumerians made use of cuneiform. [3] Document 1. Sumerians created cuneiform script over 5000 years ago. It was the world's first written lan-guage. Sumerians invented this writing system to keep track of business dealings because they traded with people who lived in lands that were hundreds and even thousands of miles away. Writing was a giant leap forward in the development of civilization. People kept records and new ideas were now able to be passed easily from generation to generation. Cuneiform was written on clay tablets, and then baked hard in a kiln.

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