This week, we read about the ancient civilizations of China, India, and the Mediterranean. Each civilization developed a unique culture based on the themes otherwise known as the markers of civilization: economy, government, art, administration, religion, and geography. Choose one of these themes and compare how the theme you have chosen contributed to the development of society in all three regions. Be sure to use specific examples from all three chapters assigned in this module in your answer.
As you consider the answers posted by classmates, compare their thematic choice to your own. Ultimately, how do these markers of civilization interact to create cultural distinctions? For instance, how is religion dependent on economy, or how is society shaped by government? By comparing your theme to themes chosen by classmates, you will develop a stronger, interrelated understanding of the relationships of the ancient world.