Ancient Mesopotamia & Standard of Ur! Students understand life in Mesopotamia!
This Mesopotamia lesson is included in the much larger Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Bundle, located here:
Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Bundle! 9 Fun Resources for Egypt & Mesopotamia!
In this highly-engaging activity, students interact with primary sources to learn about life in ancient Mesopotamia. Students examine the Standard of Ur in multiple ways to understand the life, culture, and values of ancient Mesopotamia.
Students are introduced to the Standard of Ur and how it was discovered, then class will follow one of the three options included to learn more about this ancient primary source. Students can follow the "sit" method where students work in collaborative groups to discuss the different sections of the Standard. They can also engage in a gallery walk where students work as investigators, detailing evidence and information as they roam around the room. Or, a scaffolded version is also included to provide some assistance on understanding the Mesopotamian Standard of Ur. A final writing prompt is included where students explain their findings about life, culture, and values in Mesopotamia!
A PowerPoint in included to recap each section and show students how close they were in their observations of life in ancient Mesopotamia.
Tons of fun and a great way to integrate primary sources into the ancient civilizations!
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