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Mesopotamia Overview - Differentiated Close Read Lesson Print-Friendly & Google

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This no-prep, differentiated lesson contains a summary of Mesopotamia's history and achievements -- all the main ideas. Students engage in various activities that encourage close reading and checks for understanding. It also includes a little fun!

What you get:

  1. A 2-page, approximately 650 word reading passage (print-friendly in black and white)
  2. A modified version of the reading with bolded annotations to guide struggling readers
  3. A 2-page activity worksheet with a close read assignment and a fun cuneiform activity.
  4. Link to a Google version of the reading and activity

This lesson is perfect as an introduction or review of Mesopotamia. There is a suggested short video you can use at the beginning of the lesson to serve your visual learners.

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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