Researching Ancient Civilizations
Sixth grade world history students have been exploring the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. Through articles, videos and activities, they investigated the ancient inventions of irrigation and the wheel and the foundations of the first writing system – cuneiform. Through their research, they discovered that scribes in ancient Mesopotamia were few and they were highly-skilled writers who documented history for the first time. After students completed their research, they translated phrases into cuneiform and recorded them onto handmade clay tablets.