Mesopotamia Teacher Resources
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Natural Resources and Ancient Cities
Students explain how the availability of natural resources has affected human settlement patterns. They recognize the interactions of human populations on environments and compare the growth of two ancient cities in relation to natural resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 25 Downloads
Living The Life of a Scribe
Students write a descriptive letter about life in ancient Mesopotamia. Through video streaming, students discover the history of Mesopotamia. They assume the role of a scribe and compose a three paragraph essay using main ideas and vocabulary words.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Teach Ancient Civilizations: Africa
Amazing! Teach learners about the wonders of ancient Africa and Asia with a comprehensive set of teaching tools. You'll click to find a well-constructed presentation, a worksheet that has kids compare and contrast ancient alphabets, a fun group project, and a list of vocabulary terms.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 25 Downloads
In this geography worksheet, students read about ancient Mesopotamia and respond to five short answer questions that follow. They identify what part of the country was the heart of Mesopotamia. Then students compare the given map with a current map of the area.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 224 Downloads
Mesopotamia 1 - Sumerians, The First Farmers
Sixth graders write an essay, compare lives, and read myths to learn about the Sumerians. In this world cultures lesson plan, 6th graders discuss their problem solving skills as farmers and their religious beliefs.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
World History Fall Final: Ancient History to the American Revolution
A variety of topics and activities make up this presentation, which prompts viewers to answer questions from the Stone Age to the American Revolution. Note: You may find some slides more useful and pertinent than others.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
Students examine Hammurabi's Code. They take on the role of his council of advisors and report their "advice" to the king. They write an essay discussing an aspect of daily life that the Code exemplifies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 61 Downloads
And the Winner Is-
Sixth graders research ancient river civilizations for important events. In this award designing instructional activity, 6th graders create a graphic organizer with the events that most affected the society and then create an award for that society.
6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 109 Downloads
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production.
4th - 6th Science 13 Views 28 Downloads
Geography: Quiz 8
This 10-question quiz primarily focuses on the industrial revolution and human geography. The teacher provides 4 versions of the same quiz to reduce the potential for cheating on this multiple choice test. It is likely that this quiz corresponds with a specific text; however, the resource is not referenced.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 90 Downloads
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly ambiguous"?
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of Civilization
Students create their own ancient civilizations based off of topographical maps of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yellow River. In this social studies lesson, students are assigned one topographical map to use to create their civilizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 51 Downloads
Calligraphy, Handwriting And The Alphabet
Students produce calligraphy projects using writing skills and unique tools in this six-day Art activity. Emphasis is placed upon the work of Portland, Oregon calligraphy artist Inga Dubay and her experiences with "Italic" writing techniques.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 58 Downloads