Mesopotamia Newsletter

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This assignment can be completed individually, in pairs, and/or in small groups.

The newsletter must include….
• Title
o Title and names
• Introduction/Background
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


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o Select one topic below and write a 4 paragraph informational article about it.
 The Rise of Civilization:
 Sumerian Society:
 The First Empire Builders:

• 3 single subject informational paragraphso
 The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
 Mud houses and walls
 City-states
 Ziggurat
 Sumerian religion
 Cuneiform
 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.

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