Mesopotamia: Sumer Cradle of Civilization

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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

Mesopotamia is known as the cradle of civilization. The wheel, writing, and advanced irrigation works all originated here. This region was host to many great civilizations but the first was Sumer. This presentation looks at the advantages and challenges of the region along with the achievements of the first great civilization of the Sumerians.

Google App Links are on the Teacher Instructions Sheet!

Topics covered in this presentation include:

♦ Geography of Mesopotamia

♦ The Great Civilizations of Mesopotamia

♦ Rise of Sumerian Civilization

♦ Challenges and Solutions of Geography

♦ Growth of Trade

♦ City Planning

♦ The Invention of Writing

♦ The Invention of the Wheel

♦ Warfare in Sumer

♦ The Standard of Ur

Two versions of this lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This lessons takes approximately 60-minutes. There are three links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~16 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.

Check out the entire Mesopotamia series:

Lesson 1: The Neolithic Revolution

Lesson 2: Mesopotamia: Sumer Cradle of Civilization

Lesson 3: Mesopotamia: Sargon of Akkad

Lesson 4: Mesopotamia: Babylon City of Wonders

Lesson 5: Mesopotamia: Assyria Iron Age Empire

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29 pages
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Teaching Duration
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Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

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