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Ancient Mesopotamia Lesson

Ancient Mesopotamia Lesson & Activity 

COMPLETE UNIT Bundle Common Core 5-8

Grades 5th – 8th (mostly used with 6th)
Subjects: Social Studies – History, Ancient History, World History
Description

This bundle can be downloaded by individual activity OR all together in organized subfolders with a scope and sequence. Here’s what you get:

MESOPOTAMIA BUNDLE CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key “big idea” Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:

  • Economy
  • Government /Leadership
  • Social Classes.
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Achievements

Through teaching with key concepts as a filter, students will become familiar with the crucial attributes that have enabled civilizations to prosper. A foundation of key “big idea” concepts will guide students and class instruction with a platform to think critically and make comparisons as young social scientists.

This Ancient Mesopotamia bundle is divided into IV parts and includes a scope and sequence for easy planning:
I.ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA NOTES, POWERPOINTS & CONTENT INSTRUCTION-The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:

⚡ Two Page Outlined Printable Notes with Graphic Organizer

⚡ Student-Centered Reading Stations that are labeled and categorized with key concepts

⚡ Folding Graphic Organizer for Notes and Stations.

⚡ PowerPoint Notes that can be used with the Printable Notes Graphic Organizer.

⚡ Ancient Mesopotamia Geography Mini-Bundle. This bundle includes two assignment options,a satellite map instructional PowerPoint and a fun class game. Now includes a geography quiz and answer key!

⚡ Mesopotamia Vocabulary Mini-Bundle. This bundle includes three assignment vocabulary options, review games, and class games. Now includes Quizlet links for online learning practice with the same words and definitions.

⚡ Ancient Mesopotamia Historical Snapshot. This Ancient Mesopotamia Close Reading includes an annotation guide, worksheet and graphic organizer based on the big ideas of social science. Now includes a comprehension quiz and answer key!

⚡ Mesopotamia Introductory Investigation This lesson is a great introduction and has a summative piece. Students analyze visuals, primary source excerpts and map to make predictions about the content they will learn about.

⚡ Daily Skill-Based Text Analysis Warm-Ups and Mini-Lessons – Students make inferences and predictions from the text, choose the best evidence to support a claim, cite sources, paraphrase and learn to write strong commentary in these daily skill-based min-lessons and practice slides.

II. ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA ACTIVITIES, WORKSHEETS & LESSONS- Current Engaging and interactive activities that have students process and remember information. This packet includes:
☀️ Ancient Mesopotamia Stations Includes graphic organizers, answer keys, worksheets and lesson plan ideas.

☀️ Ramesses the Great? Ancient Egypt Common Core Writing and Literacy Activity

☀️ Write Like a Sumerian! Cuneiform in Mesopotamia Common Core Writing and Literacy

☀️ Common Core Writing Pre-Write and Template for a Perfect Informational Paragraph with iPAD App Writing Template and Rubric

☀️ Common Core Aligned Research Project Packet and Activity (6 ideas and Templates with the SAME rubric!)

☀️ Hammurabi’s Code Common Core Writing and Literacy Primary Source Activity

☀️ Sumerian Selfie Instagram Post Ancient Mesopotamia Leadership Activity

☀️ Student-centered Where in World Scavenger Hunt

☀️ Common Core Primary Source Quote Activities (5 to choose from)

☀️ Geography Postcard from Mesopotamia and Geography blog assignments.

☀️ A brand new class play/read aloud script with graphic organizer!!!

☀️ What’s Your Destiny? Close reading and fun comprehension game. Students read and compete in a displayed class game board. Winning students choose a fictitious destiny that is shared with the class!

☀️ Doodle World History Summary Activity. Fun creative note-taking graphic organizer that allows students to detail the 6 key “big idea” concepts.

☀️ Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Resource Pack

☀️ A key concept Field Report
III. ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA REVIEW & GAMES-

⭐ A Storyboard Assignment and Perfect Paragraph/Essay Writing Guides

⭐ Key Term Matching/Categorizing Printable with the “big Idea” key concepts for Social Studies.

⭐ Key Concept Vocabulary Review Games, with Quizlet online practice game options

⭐ Jingle Mingle Fun Review Interactive- Students mingle about the room finding partners. When the music stops, students address essential learning questions together!

⭐ A comprehensive test study guide- students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions.

⭐ A Folding Key Concept Review/Assessment Interactive Notebook Resource Pack. Students support a claim with evidence from the text or research (a condensed version is included with over 60 templates).

IV. ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA TESTS & ASSESSMENTS

✍ A multiple-choice editable Common Core test. Students read excerpts, support claims with evidence!

✍ Content and academic vocabulary quiz, geography quiz, and a reading comprehension quiz with answer keys

This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!