Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ancient Mesopotamian Cities People and Resources Challenge 3 Ramsey

What factors led to the development of ancient civilizations?

         There are many reasons that ancient cities developed but I will only tell you a few. The city of Babylon in Ancient Mesopotamia had a population density of 200,000 and started increasing as time went on. For ancient Mesopotamia their cities were the center of their life. Here is a fact that I was surprised by : Mesopotamia is where the first cities appeared. So I think that cities appeared more around Mesopotamia after the first one. Because they probably just spread. And the last one is that the cities could have developed due to environmental changes. I hope you learned a lot from this.

Mayans People and Resources Challenge 2 Ramsey

In what ways did ancient people adapt when they faced a surplus of resources?

           Mayans adapted to surplus resources in many ways. But I will only tell you a few. In 2,000 BCE Mayans made farming a way of life. They also invented writing. Those things led them very far in life. Mayans didn't have a surplus amount of animals. Because they didn't have enough animals to carry goods. They also     had a scarcity of metal tools, in fact they didn't have any metal tools. I think that they have a surplus amount of deer meat because they ate deer meat a lot. Mayans didn't put windows in their house's, so I think that they didn't have a surplus amount of glass. I think that they had a surplus amount of leather because they always had on leather sandals. And lastly they had a surplus amount of turtles where they lived because they made drums out of turtle shells. I hope you learned a lot from this.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Farming and Civilizations Level E

Dear Editor,
    I have enjoyed your presentation on the characteristics on civilizations, but I have encountered a few minor mistakes. Here is the feedback on the presentation. I agree that your definition of government is true. But this is what my brain has told me. The government are the people who take our money for taxes and who rule or watch over our nation. I think they match very well. I have also agreed that your definition of religion is true. But I don't agree with your definition of technology. I think that technology is how you figure out things and inventions somebody has made. I do agree with your definition of language. In fact my definition was the exact same. I also agree with your definition or thinking of the words education and art. But sadly I don't  agree with your thinking of Transportation. Transportation is not just moving something but also moving anything including your body. I do agree with the meaning of traditions and literature. But I don't agree with Architecture. I think architecture is the designs of buildings not how you design them. But I do agree with the meaning of entertainment and economy. I hope you enjoyed the feedback of your presentation.

                                                                                                 Sincerely,
                                                                                                      Ramsey C. Tucker
      

Friday, April 19, 2013

Institution People and Resources Challenge 1

Institution People and Resources Challenge 1 By : Ramsey Tucker

       Resources affected people in many ways here's how. Seasonal floods made the soil rich for farming. In the Andes villages were shaken by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. That effected them because that means that their crops probably died because the roots of the crops probably got uprooted. Another reason is that people didn't have iron tools, so I think that means that it took them longer to plant their crops by hand than by tools. Here's another reason, the marshy mangroves were not suitable for farming because the soil was too wet. The Andeans used stone tools to dig gold and silver. When they got the gold they melted it to make decorations, clothing, and utensils. The Andeans most important animal was the llama because the llama carried goods. The last one is this, around 6,000 B.C.E. the Andeans cut into the mountains to make terraces for farming. I hope you learned a lot from this.