004 - Civilisations

Factual Question

How do we define civilisation?

What is the system of law and order like?

How were the people governed and who governed them?

Key Terminology

            • Innovation
            • Law and order
            • Governance
            • Resources
            • Civilised

Define the keywords above in full sentences on paper by using the useful links below:

Useful Links

Activity One - Share

One of the key aspects of the Bronze Age was the move towards a so-called civilised society, but what does this actually mean and why was it important?

      1. On a post-it note, write down what you would like to know about Bronze Age Cities.
      2. Stick the post its on the 'Idea's Wall' at the back of the classroom.
      3. Put the word civilisation in the middle of your page. Mind map the different aspects that make up a civilisation, try to use more than one word. If you are struggling, use the useful resource under the padlet.
      4. Out of your different factors on your mindmap rank which are the top three in terms of importance.
      5. Since you defined the word civilised in the terminology section above, using the padlet below write down two positive and two negative consequences of areas becoming 'civilised'.

Activity Two - Watch

Now you know what a civilisation is and why it was important links to how we live our lives today, we are going to go back in history and look specifically at different Bronze Age Cities. Each Bronze Age city developed their own specialisation in terms of structure, jobs, art, and religion. Eventually, you will be asked to look at one specific Bronze Age city but before that happens it is good to develop an overview of knowledge.

      1. If you are not given a question grid how do you write notes? Share your ideas with the group.
      2. Collect a piece of A4 paper and coloured pens from the cupboard and write notes on the key points from 'Crash Course History'.


              • Who
              • Where
              • What
              • Why
              • When