Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia (humorous flyer-style worksheet)

Ancient Civilizations:  Mesopotamia (humorous flyer-style worksheet)
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Use this humorous 2-page flyer to teach your students some vital facts about Mesopotamia and the five features of civilization. Using a heavy dose of irony and parody, this fake advertisement encourages readers to "Move to Sunny Mesopotamia." Students will laugh and learn at the same time.

Below is an example section from the document:

"Riverfront Property: Mesopotamia means “the land between the rivers,” and is it ever! Living here you’ll enjoy riverfront views of the Tigris or the Euphrates. Why? If you lived much further away than that, you would be dead. That’s right! Every year the rivers flood our plain—preserving our way of live by making sure the soil is just fertile enough to suit your needs. Aren’t the gods wonderful? (Please agree now.)"

This worksheet would also serve as a great pre-reading assignment to The Epic of Gilgamesh.

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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