In this activity students will be creating their own writing system. They will then be asked to write a paragraph in English and then using their new writing system. Students will begin to see the difficulty that goes into creating a writing system. This plan includes the activity print-out and the lesson plan that goes with it. This activity was designed to be used the day before an ancient history teacher introduces cuneiform. However, this activity could easily be used in other content areas. It can also be used for sub-plans when a teacher is going to be absent. Students are sure to enjoy this activity!