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20 resources with the concept ancient mesopotamia

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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.
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Who Was the World's First Author?

For Students 6th - 12th
Believe it or not, the world's first author was a woman! A short, illustrated video tells the story of Enheduanna, a Sumerian princess, priestess, and poet who is credited as being the first author. 
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Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While ancient Mesopotamia didn't have the TV show "Shark Tank," it was a time of entrepreneurship as workers began to specialize. Both individual workers and the societal structure encouraged individuals to consider how they could...
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The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26

For Students 9th - 12th
Meet a scary demon named Humbaba in the 26th installment of the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars learn about The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem. Viewers also consider how the epic relates to...
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Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Students 6th - 10th
Scholars read and follow directions to locate and color landforms, bodies of water, cities, and countries on three maps—a map of the Nile River, a Nile and Mesopotamia regional map, and a map with today's current countries in the Middle...
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World History and Geography: The Sumerians

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sometimes sixth graders may learn about a time in ancient history, but never get a grasp of the geography. This plan will ensure that doesn't happen. It includes 18 tasks that build on each other to enhance learning about ancient...
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Engineering for Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use engineering principles to solve issues in farming. The STEM project teaches scholars about several challenges encountered by farmers in ancient Mesopotamia. They design machines that could overcome these challenges.
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From The Code of Hammurabi

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Is "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" a fair legal and moral code? Learners examine a selection of of laws from the Code of Hammurabi. They then discuss the issues presented by the law code as well as whether or not they can be...
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Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discover what life was like under each of the four main empires that ruled ancient Mesopotamia. Kids can read along or take notes on the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian empires. Notes include dates, key rulers,...
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The Fertile Crescent

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does a ziggurat, cuneiform, and Hammurabi's Code all have in common? They are all key features in the history of the Fertile Crescent, which you can introduce to your young historians using this simple PowerPoint presentation.
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Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses

For Students 9th - 10th
Each of the Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses are associated with a city and a symbol. This hand out is intended as a quick reference guide to help learners recall 12 of the most prominent of these figures. 
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Hammurabi's Code

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Here is a narrow view of Hammurabi's code. Without cultural, social, or political context, this presentation asks students what they think of the concept of an eye for an eye. Images of Babylonian artifacts and Hammurabi's laws are...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students map Mesopotamia. In this Geography lesson, students are introduced to Ancient Mesopotamia. Students use an atlas to label the defining features and areas of Mesopotamia on a map.
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Ancient Mesopotamian Problems: Modern-Day Solutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research how modern architecture could have changed problems in past architecture.  In this history lesson, students work in small groups and use modern technology to create ideas and solutions to problems with...
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The Invention of Writing

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students recreate activities that took place in a Mesopotamian school. They experience the complexities of learning how to read and write cuneiform script.
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Civilization in Ancient Mesopotamia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ancient Mesopotamia activity, middle schoolers respond to 29 short answer and fill in the blank questions about the ancient civilization.
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The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia lesson plan, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the...
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The First Farmers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Pupils investigate how constant irrigation, with repeated evaporation of water eventually ruined farm land in southern Mesopotamia. They discuss the development of irrigation.
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Math & Measurement

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create a chart of cuneiform symbols for numerals. They create clay tablets and use them to answer questions. They write cuneiform numbers or math problems on their tablets.