Ancient Mesopotamia

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Geographer

The Geographer

For your first job in cyber Mesopotamia you will take on the role of a geographer. It will be your responsibility to research the following information. When you are answering the following questions, respond using YOUR OWN WORDS!:


1). Explain where Mesopotamia was located. What are the names of the two rivers where Mesopotamia lay? What does Mesopotamia mean?


2). Draw a map to illustrate its historical location. You may label and color a map, take a picture or screen shot so that can upload to Smore.3). What type of climate is in Mesopotamia?4). What present-day contry would be the location of Ancient Mesopotamia?


5). How far is Mesopotamia from our school (approximately)?

Yesterday and Today...

Historian

The Historian

You will now take on the role of a Historian on this Mesopotamia Expedition. It will be your responsibility to come up with the following information. When you are answering the following questions, respond using YOUR OWN WORDS!:


Step 1) List the names of the civilizations which made Mesopotamia their home a long time ago. Include a timeline chart that shows the times of at least 4 civilizations.

Step 2) What are the requirements of a civilization?


Step 3) Explain the importance of Hammurabi.


Step 4) Write down any 5 different Hammurabi Laws that you find interesting and include the translation of it from Yale Law School.



Step 5) Explain who Gilgamesh was. Retell his story IN YOUR OWN WORDS!

Growing Crops!

Agriculturalist

The Agriculturalist

You are now going to be an Agriculturalist on this Mesopotamia journey. It will be your responsibility to come up with the following information. When you are answering the following questions, respond using YOUR OWN WORDS!:

Step 1). Describe the farming and agriculture of Mesopotamia.

Step 2). Explain how poisoned fields contributed to the collapse of Mesopotamia.

Step 3). What did Mesopotamians eat?

Step 4). Explain why civilizations like those from Mesopotamia, would live close to bodies of water. 5) Click on the below internet link on Farming in Mesopotamia.

Once you have read about the farming year, explain the steps it would take to farm each year in Mesopotamia. (USE YOUR OWN WORDS)

Archeologist

The Archaeologist

You are the Archaeologist on this Mesopotamia Expedition. It will be your responsibility to come up with the following information. (REMEMBER: When you are answering the following questions, respond using YOUR OWN WORDS!!!!):


Step 1). Explain one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world known as the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon". Step 2). Illustrate and label 4 inventions from Mesopotamia. Explain the importance of one these ancient inventions. Step 3). What is cuneiform? Which civilization invented it? Spell your name using Cuneiform. You can draw it or use the printer to print off your name.Step 4). What are the different classes of people in ancient Mesopoamia?

Step 5). What is a Ziggurat? What was its purpose? Include a picture

Created by S. Gutierrez

This postes will be used as a sample for a webquest assignments at ECM. Sixth grade social studies.