This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the Ancient Civilizations – Mesopotamia – Power Point, Vocabulary Exercise and Lesson Plan. One product consists of a highly animated, 14 slide power point presentation on Mesopotamia. The other power point presentation is a 55 slide power point presentation on Early Civilizations – Mesopotamia - Vocabulary Exercise and the other consists of a 5-page Lesson Plan on Early Civilizations – Mesopotamia. The total number of slides and pages is The power points are highly editable so you can change it or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.
Power point #1 is entitled, Ancient Civilizations - Mesopotamia and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Historically the first great civilizations all grew up in river valleys. The oldest, 3500 to 2000 B.C.E., was Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East. Mesopotamia means "between the rivers.” It has also been called “the cradle of civilization.”
Early Mesopotamian society was a society of villages and cities linked together in a system of mutual interdependence. Cities depended on villages to produce surplus food to feed the nonproducing urban elite and craftsmen. In return, the cities provided the villages with military protection, markets, and specialist produced goods. A city and its agricultural hinterland formed what is called a “city-state.” Eventually some of the city-states became powerful enough to absorb others and thus create larger territorial states.
Hammurabi known for the Law Code associated with his name, which provides a source of information about Old Babylonian law, punishments, and society. Other technologies developed by the Mesopotamians included irrigation, transportation technologies (boats, barges, and the use of donkeys), bronze metallurgy, brick-making, engineering, and pottery, including the use of the potter’s wheel.
Map of Mesopotamia
Temples & Palaces
Roles in Society
Writing & Numbering
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Power point #1 is entitled, Ancient Civilizations - Mesopotamia- Vocabulary Exercise and contains 55 slides and covers the following:
The presentation covers 50 vocabulary words on Early Civilizations. The students are provided a list of the 50 vocabulary words within the presentation. Each vocabulary word is presented on a separate slide and contains the vocabulary word and its common definition.
The assignment for students is to review each of the 50 vocabulary words listed and to understand what they mean and how they became part of our vocabulary today. Sometimes vocabulary reviews can be a little stiff, so I have highly animated each of the 55 slides. They are also editable so you can feel free to adjust these slides as you need to.
Good luck and have fun with the presentation!
Product 3 is a Unit Lesson Plan and features Mesopotamia:
What were the important achievements of Mesopotamia Civilization?
SS6 W 2.7 Summarize the important achievements of Mesopotamia Civilization.
SS.6 W 2.4 Compare the economic, political, social, and religious institutions of ancient river civilizations.
SS.6 G 2.3 Analyze the relationship of physical geography to the development of ancient river valley civilizations.
McGraw-Hill textbook Discovering Our Past: A History of the World
DBQ Hammurabi’s Code
• 9 Day Unit Lesson Plan “Mesopotamia”
• Daily Warm-Ups
• Marzano Learning Goal Evidence Based Scale including Learning Targets
• Marzano Design Questions and Elements given for each daily lesson
• Tasks with recommended URL's
• Cooperative and Collaborative learning exercises
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