Sunday, November 25, 2012

Studying Mesopotamia


http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/
It has been several weeks since I posted to this blog and since that time we have been exploring the ancient civilization called Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is called the “cradle of civilization” because it is credited for being the start of civilization as we know it. It is here that early settlements developed and where people grew into large communities. The early Mesopotamians were the first to create the wheel, make bricks, and even come up with the 60-second minute.
This next week we will be examining the characteristics necessary for civilizations as we continue to look at Sumer.  Students will also have a homework assignment entitled “Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon" that will be due on Thursday, Nov. 29th.
I will try to post at least twice a month, but honestly it has been harder this year due to large class sizes and high energy levels in the classroom. As a teacher, I just haven’t had the freedom needed to take pictures like in the past.  Please continue to visit the blog, however, because I do update the calendars every week. This way you can keep up with the assignments your students are required to complete.

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