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Showing Grade 6, Unit 2a, Mesopotamia
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Akbar's Dilemma: Religion of Ancient Mesopotamia

Description: Students will identify the role religion played in the everyday lives of ordinary Mesopotamians. They will recognize that Mesopotamian religion stressed ritual for the here and now as opposed to any concern for the afterlife. Standard 6.2.3

Author: Socail Studies School Service, Teacher Created Materials

Lesson ID: 38

Ancient Mesopotamia

Description: This University of Chicago Oriental Institute site provides a series of short activities to learn about ancient Mesopotamia. Teachers may have all students do the same activity or use them as learning centers or group work. Chose from these topics: Archaeology - How to Read an Artifact or Life in Ancient Mesopotamia: Prehistory - Break a vase and glue it back together; First Farmers - Understanding the Land; First Cities - Jobs in Ancient Mesopotamia, Daily Life, or Ancient Mesopotamian Recipes; Religion - A List of Gods and Goddesses; Role of Women - Women and Work; Invention of Writing - Hands On: Write on Clay; Literature - The Gilgamesh Epic; Law and Government - Ancient Law; Symbols From History: Ancient Mesopotamia Today; Mathematics and Measurement - Math Activity Ideas; Science and Inventions - Innovations Art and Architecture - Visit a Mesopotamian House; Warfare and Empire - Warfare Activity Ideas. Standards 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, and 6.2.4

Author: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Lesson ID: 230

Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves: Assessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia

Description: Using excerpts from ancient cuneiform tablets Lynn Reese, Director of the Women in World History Project, asks students to evaluate the quality and the characteristics of women's lives in Ancient Mesopotamia. The information literacy skills taught in this lesson are interpreting and evaluating primary source documents. Standard 6.2 general

Author: Lynn Reese, Women In World History Curriculum

Lesson ID: 79

Create Your Own Sumerian City-State - A Problem-based Activity

Description: This is your Mesopotamia City Designing Supervisor. I have invited you all here to design a Sumerian city state. It is 3,500 B.C. and I think it is about time we all find a location to settle down and build ourselves a little community. The incentive you ask? The designers that bring me the best city plans will get their plan approved and a city will be built and named after them! The winning plan must include a very detailed description with visuals of the following: geography, occupations, farming, and government. Each group will be given time to show and convince me and my panel members (the class) that its city-state is the best and fits the criteria of a successful community! Standard 6.2.1, and 6.2.2

Author: Cindy Hamman, Teach the Teachers Project

Lesson ID: 268

Mesopotamia Website Staff Room

Description: Welcome to the British Museum's web site on Mesopotamia covering Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria. These 'Staff Room' pages have been developed to help teachers get the most out of the web site for themselves and for their class. There are activities to learn about Mesopotamian geography, religion, writing, warfare, government, and astronomy from the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian periods. Thinking skills include chronology, historical interpretation, inquiry, and communication. Standard 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, and 6.2.9


Lesson ID: 715

You Be the Judge: Hammurabi's Code

Description: Do you think that the TV judges have all the fun? Now it is your turn. Using Hammurabi's Code, you decide the proper punishment for shoddy workmen, straying wives, and abusive landlords. Standards 6.2.4 and 10.1.2

Author: Phillip Martin, International School

Lesson ID: 1299

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