Grade Social Studies-
Civilization/Mesopotamian Culture/ Ancient Writing of Mesopotamia.
Standards: Arizona 6th Grade – S2:
C2: PO2, 8; S4: C1: PO1, 3
the following website for Arizona 6th Grade Standards: www.ade.state.az.us/standards/contentstandards.asp
NEEDED: Social Studies Notebook
will need materials for one of the following activities:
1-brown construction paper or a grocery bag, sticks or straws,
paint (black, white, red, and yellow)
Activity 2 - flour, salt, salad oil, water, food coloring, straws, scissors.
Read pages 1-2. Activity 1: if you choose this activity, follow
the directions to make a Cave Painting. In your Notebook, tell
the circumstances in which this "ancient" cave painting
Read pages 3-4. View Slide Show under Identify Symbol on page
In your Notebook, write the following Vocabulary Words with their
definitions: archaeologist, pictograms, scribes, tablets,
2: On page 5, follow the directions for Making Your Own Clay Tablet.
In your Notebook, record what your tablet says. Have it tell about
the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
page 6. Read the questions on page 7.
Choose Social Studies. Choose Level 4. Choose Ancient Civilization.
Choose Mesopotamian Culture. Choose The Development of Writing
pages 1 -4. Take the Lesson Review and record your results in your
if necessary. Take the Quiz on Mesopotamian Culture. Record your
Lesson Time: 1 hour