Ancient Civilizations Cyberhunt

Start by clicking here to download the Microsoft Word Document

Start your cyberhunt by clicking on Electronic Passport to Mesopotamia.
Directions: Answer the following questions using complete sentences on your Word document.

What is the fertile crescent?
Copy the picture of the fertile crescent under this sentence.

What two rivers were responsible for the fertile crescent?
What elements make up a civilization?

Click on next at the bottom of the page.

When and where did the Sumerians live?
What is a nomad?
What did the Sumerians do to stop being nomads?

Describe the religion of the Sumerians.

Next, go to Hammurabi's Code.

Who was Hammurabi?
When and where did Hammurabi live?
Describe the Code of Hammurabi?

Go to Hammurabi's Code of Laws

Rewrite three of the laws in your own words under this sentence.

Go to Google Images and do a search for for Hammurabi. Copy and paste three pictures of Hammurabi or Hammurabi's Code under this sentence.

We now go on to Egypt.
Click on pyramids.

Why were pyramids built?
Where were the largest pyramids?
What are casing blocks and why aren't they part of the pyramids today?

Find your way inside the Pyramid by clicking on Explore.

Find the King's chamber.
What was written on the walls of the King’s Chamber?
Why is "Queen's Chamber" a misleading name?

Next, go to Hieroglyphics
Click on Hieroglyphs. When the page opens, click on Hieroglyphics Writing.
What were the four categories of Hieroglyphic Writing.

Go to Egyptian Name Translator
Spell out your first name. To copy the picture of your name in hieroglyphics, hold down the shift – apple – 4 keys all at the same time. You will see a little cross. Start in the left had top corner of the picture of your name. Draw around it with your mouse. When you have the entire picture surrounded, let go of the mouse. The picture has been saved to your document folder. Go to Insert - Picture – From file. Navigate to your folder. The picture will be called Picture 1. Click on it and Click insert. There you have it.

Do a search for Queen Hatshepsut using your favorite search engine. Answer the following questions based on the web sites you find.
When did Queen Hatshepsut live?
Why was she different than most pharaohs?
How did she become pharaoh?

Go to Google and click on Images.
Search for Queen Hatshepsut. Copy and paste four pictures of her into your document.

Now we are going to go on to the Ancient Hebrews.

Start by clicking on The Land.

Why was Canaan important?
What were many of the people in Canaan?

We go next to Daily Life.

What grains did the ancient Israelites grow?
What foods were available to them?
What were they strict about?

The Exodus from Egypt

Why did the Hebrews go to Egypt?
Why was the pharaoh upset at the Hebrews?
What did he turn the Hebrews into?
How many years were the Hebrews slaves in Egypt?
Who asked the pharaoh to set the Hebrews free?
What powers did Moses receive from God?
What finally convinced Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go?


What does it mean that Judaism is a monotheistic religion?
Who was the founder of Judaism?
What is a Jewish place of worship called?
What is the person called who leads a Jewish service?
What are the Ten Commandments?

The Torah Tells

What are some of the foods that the ancient Hebrews ate?
What kind of animals did the Hebrews have? How were they used?
What kind of cloth did the Hebrews have?
Did the ancient Hebrews own slaves? How do you know?
The ancient Hebrews prayed to God by making sacrifices or offerings. What is a sacrifice?
What did they offer?
Which tools or weapons are mentioned?
What is one way that ancient Hebrews gave Tzedakah? (Helping the poor)
What did the Hebrews live in?
What uses did olive oil have?

Next, we go to Ancient India.

Click on Caste System.
What was the Caste System?
What castes were people divided into?
Click on Hinduism at the top of the page.
What do all Hindus believe?
What are vegetarians?
Why are many Hindus vegetarians?

Go to Hindu gods and goddesses
Start with Brahma and end with Ganesha. Write a short paragraph about each.
Brahma - The God of Creation
Vishnu - The God of Maintenance
Siva - The God of Destruction
Saraswathi - Consort of Lord Brahma
Lakshmi - Consort of Lord Vishnu
Parvathi - Consort of Lord Shiva
Ganesha - Son of Shiva & Parvathi

Daily Life in Ancient India

Indus Valley Civilization Daily Life (3000-1500 BCE)
How many years ago did the Indus Valley civilizations exist?
What civilizations existed during the same time as the first Indian civilizations?
What were the homes like?
What kind of clothes and jewelry was worn?
Describe the kinds of entertainment.
What kind of foods did the people eat?
What kinds of toys and art was there?
What kinds of transportation was there?
Why were Indus Valley cities built on top of each other?

Array Civilization Daily Life (1500-500 BCE)
What does the red dot on the forehead mean?
Where did the Aryans come from?
What were the Aryans?
What are the Vedas?
What does Veda mean?
When were the Vedas composed?
What are the two epic stories of the Aryans?
What is the Ramayana about?
What is the Mahabharata about?
What was a yagna?
What did Aryan's eat?
What were the four Aryan groups?
What was a person's job dependant on?
What is a guru?

Next, go to Google Images
Find a picture you like of Indian god or goddess and paste the picture into your document. Insert a text box under the picture with the name of the god or goddess.

We go on to Ancient Greece next.

Your job here is to read through the site and list 15 interesting facts about the Greeks.

Next to MythWeb
Click on Gods. Find five gods to write about. Write a paragraph on each god. Include a picture of each. You do not need to use the pictures on the web page. You may find them on Google Images

Congratulations, you are finished!