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EARLY CIVILIZATIONS of1MESOPOTAMIA, EGYPT and KUSHThe civilizations of MESOPOTAMIA, EGYPT and KUSH developed aroundlarge river systems that supported their growth.Egyptian civilizations centered around and along the NILE RIVER, the NILEDELTA and the eastern MEDITERRANEAN SEA.The Kush culture also developed around the NILE RIVER, south of the NILEDELTA area.The civilizations of MESOPOTAMIA grew around the area of the TIGRIS andEUPHRATES RIVERS which was called the FERTILE CRESCENT.Copyright CartoCraze, 2010

NILE RIVER MapCopyright CartoCraze, 2010

3Activities for NILE RIVER MapLabel the following Egyptian cities drawn in on the map:TanisGizaMemphisThebesLabel the following bodies of water drawn in on the map:Nile RiverMediterranean SeaRed SeaJordan RiverUsing a blue colored pencil, shade the bodies of water.Using a green pencil, shade the fertile area in the NileDelta and along the Nile River.Using a red colored pencil, outline the area of theKingdom of KushCopyright CartoCraze, 2010

Type to enter textNILEandMESOPOTAMIAregional mapCopyright CartoCraze, 2010

Activities forNILE and MESOPOTAMIA regional mapLabel the following bodies of water drawn in on the map, and shade with blue coloredpencil:Tigris RiverEuphrates RiverNile RiverMediterranean SeaPersian GulfArabian SeaRed SeaCaspian SeaJordan RiverBlack SeaUsing a green pencil, shade the fertile area in the Nile Delta and along the Nile River.With Green, also shade the area of Mesopotamia called THE FERTILE CRESCENT.Shade and label the Arabian DesertShade, color and label the Zagros MountainsLabel the following Egyptian cities drawn in on the map:TanisMemphisLabel these cities in ng a colored pencil, outline the general outline of Sumer, Babylonian and AssyrianculturesUsing a colored pencil, outline the area of the Kingdom of KushCopyright CartoCraze, 20105

Map ofCurrent Day Countriesof theMiddle EastCopyright CartoCraze, 2010

Activities for Map ofCurrent Day Countries of the Middle EastLabel the following bodies of water drawn in on the map, andshade with blue colored pencil:Tigris RiverEuphrates RiverNile RiverMediterranean SeaRed SeaPersian GulfArabian SeaCaspian SeaLabel the current day countries in the area of the Nile andformer Mesopotamia regionWith tan colored pencil, shade and label the Arabian DesertWith brown colored pencil, color and label the ZagrosMountainsCopyright CartoCraze, 2010

Map ofCurrent Day Countriesof theMiddle EastCopyright CartoCraze, 2010