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This resource is a 5-Act, 25-role reader's theater script for Ancient Mesopotamia! Reader's Theater is an engaging instructional strategy for middle grade students that allows them to act out various historical scenes. This resource is a great review activity and assessment strategy. It also helps build fluency and reading comprehension skills. The acts are as follows:
Act I: The Fertile Crescent
Act II: Religion and Kings
Act III: Social Classes Emerge
Act IV: Sargon the Great
Act V: The Code of Hammurabi
Each act includes discussion questions. There is a quiz for students at the conclusion of the play, as well as an extension activity in which students will create their own script for technology in Mesopotamia!
Answer key is provided for the quiz.
Other great Reader's Theaters resources include: