Students will use a translation chart to answer simple questions in the ancient Mesopotamian writing of cuneiform. Students will experience challenge of this early form of writing first hand. Designed for middle school Social Studies.
First, students will read a series of quotes and underline any words that provide significant meaning to what life was like in Plymouth. Second, they must work together to write a modern translation to the quote in the right-hand column.
Students pick a combination of Roles, Audiences, Formats, and Topics to demonstrate their learning about the American Revolution. This assignment is a great way to get more reluctant writers excited about writing.
Students draw a series of pictures to tell the story of a caveman's day. They must then analyze another student's work and write a brief paragraph explaining the caveman's day in the drawing. This forces the students to take on the role of an
Students can read brief teachings of Confucius and translate them to understand their meanings. This sheet can be used to discuss the teachings provided on the sheet and give a glimpse into Chinese culture.
Students will examine quotes from soldiers at at Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War. They will then use the quotations to draw an image depicting the squalid conditions experienced by George Washington's troops. Students must then