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Learners research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia lesson, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the civilization evolved due to the system. Learners place artifacts in chronological order of their creation and write an explanation paragraph.
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. Students work in groups and utilize handouts to create cuneiform tablets.
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. Each one researches and makes a presentation to the class on one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The lesson plan is really good, and looks like i will be motivating and enlightening for your middle schoolers.
Students explore the impact of written communication. For 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.
Learners explore world history by identifying geographic locations in class. For this Mesopotamia lesson, students view a timeline of the history of Mesopotamia and the different empires that ruled the area. Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and complete several worksheets about the culture and people of Mesopotamia.
Students discuss the importance of communication and writing in their daily lives. In groups, they use the internet to research the development of letters, alphabets and writing materials. They trace the spread of the Latin language through trade and identify how it is still used today.
The skills of decoding, word recognition, oral reading, phonemic awareness, and writing are all covered in this terrifc language arts lesson for 1st graders. In it, pupils discover that letters are written symbols for sounds. They work with print to help them read words, retell a story, and create one of their own. This lesson has everything you need in it for successful implementation. A rich educational experience, for sure!