Mr. Helmuth is teaching the students why ancient civilizations were found near rivers.
Here are 5 reasons:
Agriculture (water for crops and animals)
Transportation and trade
He told an interactive story, with different students coming to the front to participate. He had several rivers, farmers, fishermen, fish, rain...
He then spent some time going over timelines and calendars.
If you want the extra credit for reading and discussing the blog, write a paragraph explaining today's story. Make sure you explain the point of the story.
Then, have the adult you read and discussed the blog with sign it. Turn it in tomorrow for extra credit. (Make sure your name, date and hour are on it as well...)