This handout will provide students with directions, an organizing tool, and a scoring guide that requires they compare the Sumerian civilization to today's civilization. Students are required to create a poster that demonstrates understanding of the seven characteristics of civilization. This activity will provide a chance for students to work in a group setting to compile their knowledge of this significant time period in a creative way. A scoring guide is provided for ease in grading. This activity has been successfully used in a seventh grade classroom, but could be used in a different grade level, depending on invidual state standards.