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Mr. Green provides an overview of Ancient Mesopotamia by examining the political structures and cultural beliefs of the region. The video reviews shifts in authority from religious to political leaders, as well as the influence of cuneiform, Hammurabi's code, and the development of territorial kingdoms and empires.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 52 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
Students research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. For this ancient Mesopotamia lesson, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the civilization evolved due to the system.
7th - 9th Language Arts 63 Views 187 Downloads
Who Invented Writing?
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art, which is drawing what you mean, to rebus writing, i.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Emergence and Evolution of the Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia
Students explore the parallel development and increasing complexity of writing and the growth of civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys in ancient Mesopotamia.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 290 Downloads
Ancient History Math Mystery
Through several organized and attractive worksheets, your learners will make a deduction about tally marks and hieroglyphics to determine what they represent in the ancient numeral system. This is a well-designed, interdisciplinary worksheet with cross-curricular connections between ancient history and math.
6th - 8th Math 116 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Words into Pictures
Students discover the history of writing through images, and the universal themes that are still relevant. In this communications lesson, students analyze a group of symbols on the black board and must translate them into a complete sentence.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 16 Views 44 Downloads
Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves: Accessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia
Young scholars explore the role of women in ancient Mesopotamia. Several excerpts from the Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and artifacts are analyzed to determine the treatment, rights, and powers of women in this era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 46 Downloads
The Seven Blunders of the World
Learners explore the cultures and civilizations of Mesopotamia. They take a look at the factors that shaped the region, and study the history of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and other ancient wonders of the world. The class is divided up into seven groups.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 58 Views 142 Downloads
Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their classmates how to write their names in the early style of writing.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 58 Views 320 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Remains of the Day
Students consider how archaeologists discovered and pieced together artifacts that indicate a Celtic presence in ancient Turkey. They research ancient civilizations and create archaeological digs containing items representative of these cultures.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 42 Downloads
Hands-On! The Invention of Writing
Students are introduced to the way writing was invented in Mesopotamia. In groups, they participate in re-creations of events that occured in a traditional Mesopotamian school. They practice writing in cuneiform script on clay using various art materials.
4th - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 59 Downloads
Writing Exercise: Ancient Sumer
When summer is over, it's time to get started on Sumer! Get your scholars writing about Ancient Sumer civilizations in this exercise, which features five short-answer prompts. Writers will describe Fertile Crescent Geography, compare and contrast ancient civilization to modern-day, outline ancient writing techniques, and depict basic features of Sumerian culture.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 119 Downloads
An Ancient Revolution: The Written Word
Students explore the impact of written communication. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students investigate communication from ancient Sumer and discuss its relevance today. Students watch a multimedia presentation about cuneiform and then create their own pictorial writing system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 86 Downloads
Students explore world history by identifying geographic locations in class. In this Mesopotamia lesson, students view a timeline of the history of Mesopotamia and the different empires that ruled the area. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and complete several worksheets about the culture and people of Mesopotamia.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 81 Views 443 Downloads
The Fun Polygon
Junior geometers use hands-on manipulatives to explore and describe the properties and attributes of a fundamental polygon, the triangle. They learn different kinds of angles and their measurements. This well-written lesson plan provides five days of material, so you can pick and choose what would most meet your curriculum needs.
4th - 6th Math 51 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable