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compare and contrast two ancient civilizations.

i had the choice between
-indus
-mesoamerica
-egypt
-mesopotamia
-china haung he river

i think im going to write about egypt and mesopotamia since they have alot on them...
for now all i have to write is an intruductory paragraph which sounds easy enough

but could someone-
giv me a few pointers on what to base my comparison and contrast on.
also i must come up with a good thesis statement which i don't know how to do or what to write about in it.

  • history -

    I'm glad you chose Egypt and Mesopotamia -- because I know the most about these two cultures. :-)

    Before you write a thesis statement or an introductory paragraph, you need to list the similarities and differences between Egypt and Mesopotamia.

    Some of the items you should consider are:
    geography and location (rivers?)
    agriculture (crops?)
    language and writing
    interment of the dead
    religion
    government
    monuments

    After you've completed your list, then you can write your thesis statement.

    Check these sites for information about thesis statements.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

  • history -

    always so reliable ms.sue thx for replying.

  • history -

    You're very welcome, qwerty! :-)

    Btw -- I love your name!

  • history -

    can you show me a paragraph of egypt and mesopotamia for government

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