It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.
This timeline of world history chart covers 3000 BCE to present and shows major civilizations alongside important people and events. It is simplified version of my larger, more detailed world history timeline poster.
There are 8 defining characteristics of a civilization - teach them to your students in a way that engages and excites them! This lesson is designed to teach the 8 features of a civilization with a gallery walk. Students will begin the lesson with a discussion on what it means to be civilized.
What is a Civilization? Sumerian / Mesopotamian Interactive Notebook Activities