Mesopotamia Cool site with lots of hands on things to do
The above site includes maps, rulers, laws, activities, hands-on, evaluations, quizzes, vocabulary, games, inventions
The contributions affecting the modern world from our ancient ancestors in Mesopotamia are numerous. The ancient Sumerians created the world's first civilization where people settled together in one area known as the city-state. For this accomplishment, ancient Mesopotamia is often referred to as the "cradle of civilization."
Another contribution vastly affecting the modern era was the Sumerians' creation of a writing system. Although we do not use the same writing system today, it spawned the many different writing models that led to today's writing.
Other inventions include the water clock, the twelve-month
calendar based on lunar cycles, the wheel, the plow, and the sailboat.
All these inventions improved the daily life of the Sumerians.
Language this site will be used to write short biographies about yourself
Cuneiform tablets these will be created as a hands on collaborative classroom project
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