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Mesopotamia 6th grade

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment


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This unit plan is designed for a classroom of 20+ students to teach them about the importance of early civilizations and to demonstrate the cultural diversity throughout history. The unit will explore the civilization’s achievements, contributions to civilization and their emphasis on the importance of law and order. Students will be engaged in a variety of activities that include, taking notes, watching videos, and working on an independent group project. The lesson can be altered to include demonstrations, songs and art projects. Simply substitute the Gilgamesh lesson to instead write a poem about him and Enkidu or you can have students illustrate their own comic book of his adventures. Satisfy's California state standards for 6th grade history.



6th grade Mesopotamia.docx

February 13, 2020
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Identify the locations of human communities that populated the major regions of the world and describe how humans adapted to a variety of environments.
Trace the development of agricultural techniques that permitted the production of economic surplus and the emergence of cities as centers of culture and power.
Understand the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Know the significance of Hammurabi's Code.
Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations.
Students use a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries and to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the growth of economic systems.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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