1) What similarities did you find among the civilizations you studied? Why do you think civilizations share these things in common?
I think that the similarities are that there is a temple which is a type of architecture in many civilizations, and that it seems to worship something because there is a silhouette of a statue in the temple if I look close. I think most civilizations have a place to worship their beliefs, and to serve them. But some civilizations do not have beliefs, so they would not need architecture as this, and that may effect workers in the civilization.
2) What differences did you find between the civilizations? Why would these civilizations evolve differently?
When I see this picture, it seems that these temples are high-technological than other civilizations, and they are a really likely to the current countries’ shrines/temples. Civilizations can evolve differently because of their arts, architecture, beliefs, their society, the government, people’s ideas, and all other sorts of things. I have heard that people’s ideas have made all sorts of architecture around the world different and unique. The person might not be famous, but a simple idea can grow into large things. There might be a simple idea for example there should be a roof, a fancy place for the beliefs to stay, in a shrine. Eventually this idea might end up with the picture I found in Creative Commons. (Flickr)
3) Why do you think humans needed civilizations? Why did they need community?
Civilizations are needed because they would have a certain culture, and mostly jobs are related to the civilization’s cultures and other unique things, but currently there are varieties of jobs.. Mostly in a civilization, there is a King. (somebody in the top) For my opinion, obviously a King is not supposed to be a person who does what ever he/she wants and be greedy, and I think it is not appropriate to treat slaves really badly. I actually think a good King is a person who rules the civilization peacefully, (some do but some don’t) and to be trustworthy about decision making and many other things. Well, I also think that a good King is a person who listens to people and their ideas, and new cultures for instance might be formed. A community was needed because people had different jobs, and they could have traded products and goods based on their job. For instance, a fisherman and a potterer could’ve traded fish and pottery, or other products they traded with others in a community. There are many other reasons why a community was needed.
4) If you could have lived in any of the civilizations which one would you live in and why?
I think I would be living in the Nile River Civilization (Egyptian) because I want to do something based on the Rosetta Stone,hieroglyphics, or constructing pyramids. I have experience on those things, because when I was in 5th grade, we studied about ancient Egypt, and I and my friend made a project about construction of the pyramids, using a method of the Plumb Bob. I think making a pyramid is such a hard thing to do, but if I see a completed pyramid, I would feel so impressed. I also went to Minato Mirai to explore a history museum about Egypt. We saw Egyptian arts, money, and all other marvelous things. Also, I went to the British Museum in Tottenham Courtroad, London, to see the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is a big stone shown below.