This assignment can be completed individually, in pairs, and/or in small groups.
The newsletter must include….
o Title and names
o Write a 3 paragraph summary of Mesopotamian history answering/addressing the following questions
Describe the geographic features of Mesopotamia and the ways in which they contributed to the spread of agriculture
Explain how early farmers managed to control water supplies in the region
Summarize ways in which ancient people in Mesopotamia managed in a land with scarce resources
o Select one topic below and write a 4 paragraph informational article about it.
The Rise of Civilization:
The First Empire Builders:
• 3 single subject informational paragraphso
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Mud houses and walls
Sumerian science and technology
The Babylonian Empire
• Mesopotamian images
o You will need to incorporate Mesopotamian-related images in your newsletter
Students will create a digital (or by hand) newsletter about their knowledge of Mesopotamia.
Students have options as to what they'd like to include to increase motivation.
Google docs is a great resource if students are working in pairs or small groups.
Document is completely editable to tweak to your needs and includes a grading rubric.